High Unemployment Numbers Displayed in Interactive Graphics

Last Friday, we blogged on new information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting the astonishingly high monthly unemployment rate for October – 10.2%, the highest it has been since 1983. With employment declining by 7.3 million since the start of the recession, these statistics have affected a large number of people in the past two years, and likely will for years to come.

Both the New York Times and the Economic Policy Institute have put together interactive graphs to visually display who has been affected by rising unemployment, and how. While the New York Times focuses on race, gender, age, and education, the Economic Policy Institute compares this recession with the last one, and also looks at issues including underemployment, employment-to-population ratio, labor force participation and more.