Today’s jobs report shows that more than two years after the end of the recession, a strong jobs recovery remains elusive. With job creation still sluggish, unemployment still very high, and the proportion of the population with a job still severely depressed (see chart), policymakers should enact a serious jobs package posthaste.
Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context. Here is our statement with further analysis.
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