Friday, June 4, 2010
We’ve dubbed this chart the “Scariest Job Chart Ever,” as it shows how the decline in employment is WAY uglier than in past recessions.
Check out the two red lines at the bottom. The solid one includes Census hiring, while the dotted line doesn’t include it.
What’s clear is that while we still have a rebound including Census hiring, we’re already flattening out on the dotted line. This is a shape not seen on the other lines. suggesting that the fall is extremely deep, and the recovery is shallow.