Disturbing Charts, Part II

As a continuation of yesterday’s post, here are three other charts that I find disturbing in nature.

These charts raise a lot of questions.  Many of these questions I have discussed in the blog, as I believe they are very significant in nature.  Additionally, these charts should highlight the “atypical” nature of our economic situation from a long-term historical perspective.

Here is a St. Louis Fed chart depicting the Median Duration of Unemployment:

These next two charts are from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve.  These charts really provide a perspective on the length and extent of this downturn.  The first depicts our Unemployment situation:

This depicts Output:

More about these last two charts can be found in this previous blog post.

I will update these charts on an intermittent basis as they deserve close monitoring.

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SPX at 1175.44 as this post is written