graphic image showing timeline on unemployment since 1930

Graphic illustration courtesy of HowMuch.net • • • Click to enlarge

From HowMuch:

“To say the coronavirus has taken a toll on the U.S. economy would be an understatement. At the end of 2019, the U.S. experienced the lowest unemployment levels in 50 years. But since COVID-19 swept the nation in mid-March, more than 47 million Americans have filed for unemployment and the country has entered a recession. How do today’s numbers compare to other major periods of unemployment? Our visualization illustrates how unemployment rates have changed over time in relation to major events.”


Repost from 1-13-2021

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