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A collection of graphic representations of data by CEPR researchers on important economic issues.

Unemployment Edges Down to 5.8 Percent as Economy Again Adds More than 200,000 Jobs Print

November 7, 2014

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Defense Spending and Net Exports Spur Higher Than Expected Third Quarter Growth Print

October 30, 2014



 For more information, check out the latest GDP Byte.

Involuntary Part-Time Employment as a Share of Total Employment Print

October 3, 2014

While the number of people involuntarily working part-time fell by 174,000 in September, it is still extraordinarily high given the unemployment rate. As a percent of the labor force it is still far above the level at any point in the last recession or even at the start of 1994 when the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent.


Post-Recession Employment Growth for Men Age 25-54 Print

September 5, 2014

The remarkably weak GDP growth in this recovery is consistent with the extraordinarily weak job growth. While many have tried to explain the weakness on demographics, even if we restrict the focus to prime age men, employment is performing far worse than in prior recoveries. More on the latest employment data in this month's Jobs Byte.



Change in Employment by Age, 2007-2014 Print

August 1, 2014

Workers over age 55 accounted for all the reported employment growth in July, with an increase in employment of 159,000 compared to 131,000 overall. However, their 43.4 percent share of employment growth over the last year is considerably less than it had been earlier in the recovery.


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