Five years since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has finally regained the nine million jobs it lost. But not all industries recovered equally. Each line below shows how the number of jobs has changed for a particular industry over the past 10 years. Scroll down to see how the recession reshaped the nation’s job market, industry by industry.
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When comparing the Great Recession against other advanced economies’ financial crises in recent decades, the current U.S. cycle has outperformed in terms of employment, even as most other measures of financial crises were just as bad — home prices, stock prices, GDP per capita, government debt and the like. Chosen excerpts by Job Market … Continue reading
Furthermore, it is an utterly meaningless benchmark economically. Because the working-age population and with it, the potential labor force is growing all the time, we should have added millions of jobs over the last six-plus years just to hold steady. That means that when we get back to the prerecession employment level, there will still be a … Continue reading
It is possible that 2014 will be the best year since 1999 for both total nonfarm and private sector employment. Also employment has reached another milestone: total employment is now 98,000 above the previous peak, and and at a new all time high in May. Of course the labor force has continued to increase over … Continue reading