Today’s jobs report highlights the critical need to enact policies to get people back to work. Employers added no net new jobs to their payrolls and the unemployment rate remained 9.1 percent. Most forecasters, including the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), expect the unemployment rate to remain very high for the next few years.
Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context. Here is our statement and further analysis.
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