What If Hiring Had Returned to Pre-Recession Levels?
Created on November 29, 2011
If Hiring Had Returned to Pre-Recession Levels
Percentage Change in Payroll Employment
Chart 4 • WM 3422
Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Business Employment Dynamics” (BED), at http://www.bls.gov/bdm/ (November 22, 2011), and “Current Employment Statistics” (CES), at http://www.bls.gov/ces/ (November 22, 2011). Note that because these figures combine figures from the BED and CES they differ slightly from the data in Chart 1, which uses only data from the CES.