Disturbing Charts (Update 2), Part II

As a continuation of the last 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 (last updated 9-3-10):

(click on charts to enlarge images)

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 (last updated 9-3-10):

This depicts Output (last updated 8-27-10):

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

A Special Note concerning our economic situation is found here

SPX at 1129.01 as this post is written