Unemployment stats 2

January 19, 2011

I’d really like to upload the unemployment stats I promised in excel, but the following message still appears on the Bureau of Labor Statistics site and prevents exporting….“The database from the Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey program is currently unavailable. The data will be available as soon as possible. (When this database is not available, it is usually because we are in the process of updating it.)”

In the meantime, here is a link to the page which includes both a graph and a chart that clearly show unemployment trends from January 2000 through December 2010. In addition, I have uploaded a screen shot of the chart which appears at the bottom of this post.

The very short version: In December 2010, unemployment was 9.4%; in December 2007, 5.0%. So…..the chart documents what you were already quite sure was the case….. We’re not “there” yet–We’re not even close.

Here is a screen shot of the chart Unemployment stats from dept of labor stats 011711