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Unemployment Rate Has Improved Employment Population Ratio Has Not

Created on September 5, 2013

Unemployment Rate Has Improved Employment Population Ratio Has Not

Unemployment Rate Has Improved—Employment-Population Ratio Has Not

The unemployment rate rose and peaked in October 2009, reaching 10 percent, and has slowly declined over three years. During that time, however, the ratio of employed people to the entire population has remained nearly unchanged.

Keywords: recession begins, unemployment-population ratio

Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics / Haver Analytics.

Article ID: b27222013

CHART 4 | B 2722 (2013) | heritage.org

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