3 Critical Unemployment Charts – April 2011

As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction; they serve to understate the severity of unemployment. However, even if one chooses to look at the official statistics, the following … Read more3 Critical Unemployment Charts – April 2011

3 Critical Unemployment Charts – March 2011

As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction; they serve to understate the severity of unemployment. However, even if one chooses to look at the official statistics, the following … Read more3 Critical Unemployment Charts – March 2011

3 Critical Unemployment Charts – February 2011

As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction; they serve to understate the severity of unemployment. However, even if one chooses to look at the official statistics, the following … Read more3 Critical Unemployment Charts – February 2011

3 Critical Unemployment Charts – January 2011

As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction; they serve to understate the severity of unemployment. However, even if one chooses to look at the official statistics, the following … Read more3 Critical Unemployment Charts – January 2011

3 Critical Unemployment Charts – December 2010

As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction. However, even if one chooses to look at the official statistics, the following charts provide an interesting (and disconcerting) long-term perspective … Read more3 Critical Unemployment Charts – December 2010

3 Critical Unemployment Charts – November 2010

As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction. However, even if one chooses to look at the official statistics, the following charts provide an interesting (and disconcerting) long-term perspective … Read more3 Critical Unemployment Charts – November 2010

3 Critical Unemployment Charts – August 2010

As I have commented previously, as in the October 30 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction. However, even if one chooses to look at the official statistics, the following charts provide an interesting (and disconcerting) long-term perspective of … Read more3 Critical Unemployment Charts – August 2010

Three Unemployment Charts

This post provides updated charts to the “Three Unemployment Charts” post of January 12. As I have commented previously, most notably in an October 6 post, in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction.  However, I believe that the following charts … Read moreThree Unemployment Charts

Three Unemployment Charts

Occasionally, I have posted charts concerning unemployment.  With Friday’s unemployment release, here are three charts that I find noteworthy: First, from the St. Louis Fed site, the Median Duration of Unemployment.  Second, from the CalculatedRisk blog of 1/8/10, Unemployed Over 26 Weeks: http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/ Third, again from the CalculatedRisk blog of 1/8/10 – I like this chart … Read moreThree Unemployment Charts

Median Duration of Unemployment

I think the following chart is one that surely deserves attention: (click on chart image to enlarge) Source: St. Louis Federal Reserve It shows the Median Duration of Unemployment.  One notices the trajectory of the chart during our current period of economic weakness. Although I have reservations as to how the data on this chart … Read moreMedian Duration of Unemployment