April 5, 2010
Here’s another view of what we’ve been calling the “Scariest Jobs Chart Ever.” It’s from Calculated Risk, and it shows the percent of job losses since the peak for all the post-war recessions.
In this version of the chart, the job losses are aligned at the month of peak job loss. (In the previous versions we’ve shown, the job losses are aligned by the month in which the recession started).
If the recovery from our current recession is similar to the earlier recessions, we will see a sharp snap-back. If the recovery is similar to the two most recent recessions, however, recovering all those lost jobs is going to take several years.
This article was posted: Monday, April 5, 2010 at 4:39 am