16 January 2011

The impact of the recession in the US

A really synthetic set of graphs on the impact of the recession in the US (posted by the Atlantic). Between 2007 and 2010 Unemployment doubled and so did the share that have been unemployed for more than 27 weeks. This resulted in unemployment benefits increasing by a factor of four, a quarter of the 18-29 years old moving back in with their parents (!) and 6 million aditional people went into poverty...

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