Employment Levels Are Bad? [CHART]


“Davidson” submits:

At a weekly claims level of 255,000 this is close to the lowest level since August 1973-seeBLACK LINE. As a percentage of those employed, May 2015 comes in at the lowest ever recorded 0.18% with June 2015 at 0.19%-see DASHED GRAY LINE. Meanwhile Household Employment is at all-time highs at 148,739,000 individuals working-see BLUE LINE.

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You must really be asking yourself why do we continue to hear how bad things are!! Why is this level of employment ‘Bad’?

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