Friday, November 06, 2009

Unemployment Rate Above 10%, Only Second Time Since WWII

Today's Labor Department report that the unemployment rate rose to 10.2% is only the second time it has crossed the 10% threshold since the post World War II period. Today's unemployment rate represents a 26-year high for this indicator.

According to Chart of the Day, "it is also worth noting that the unemployment rate has tended to peak shortly after the end of the recession. Following the previous two recessions, however, the unemployment rate kept rising for many months following the beginning of an economic 'expansion.'"

unemployment chart November 2009

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