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Friday, May 30, 2014

Headline for Next Friday: "U.S. Employment at All Time High"

by Calculated Risk on 5/30/2014 12:22:00 PM

Just a quick note, total nonfarm U.S. employment is currently 113 thousand below the pre-recession peak. With the release of the May employment report next Friday, total employment will probably be at an all time high.

Note: The consensus is for an increase of 217 thousand non-farm payroll jobs added in May.

I guess I'm going to have to retire the following graph until the next recession ... (once call the "THE SCARIEST JOBS CHART EVER").

Percent Job Losses During Recessions
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The graph shows the percentage of payroll jobs lost during post WWII recessions through April.

Of course this doesn't include growth of the labor force, but this will be a significant milestone as the economy recovers from the housing bust and severe financial crisis.