The REAL Scariest Jobs Chart Ever

Around here, we frequently call this chart (the one comparing the pace of this jobs recovery to past ones) the “Scariest Jobs Chart Ever” but that one kind of just tells you what you already know, that job growth is bad.

But this one really tells you about what unemployment looks like in America.

It shows the average duration — in weeks — of unemployment.

And as you can see, it just surges and surges, unabated, as a huge swath of the population gets permanently cast into the outer darkness.


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