Slowest Recovery Since the 1960s
Created on November 2, 2012
Percent Change in Non farm Payrolls Since Start of the Recession
Employment today is 3.1 percent lower than it was before the recession began 58 months ago. That places the current economic recovery far below any other recovery since the 1960s. Today there are 4.2 million fewer jobs than in December 2007.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics/Haver Analytics. Figures exclude temporary Census workers.