• Update: "Scariest jobs chart ever"

    4 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    During and following the 2007 recession, every month I posted a graph showing the percent jobs lost during the recession compared to previous post-WWII recessions.
    Some people started calling this the "scariest jobs chart ever". In 2009 it was pretty scary!
    I retired the graph in May 2014 when employment finally exceeded the pre-recession peak.
    I keep getting asked if I could post an update to the graph, and here it is through the December 2018 report.
    This graph shows the job losses from the start of the employment recession, in percentage terms, compared to previous post WWII recessions...
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