Five scary charts and facts about who’s working and not working in this economy
posted at 7:21 pm on August 2, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham
At this point, even Ezra Klein is conceding that the “recovery” growth rate of 1.7 percent is a “horrific” new normal, so I can be accused of no partisan quest driving me to point out these depressing facts about our current economy, but a desire that we harness the good sense to abandon what’s not working and get the heck out of this mess. (Correction: This was Neil Irwin’s piece, a coblogger on Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog, who then tweeted the piece. Apologies for the mistake!)
Hadley Heath and Bloomberg economist Joe Brusuelas team up for this doozy:
bad news for dating. MT @joebrusuelas: the # of men 20 and older not in workforce has increased from 25 to 30 million since Nov. 2007.
— Hadley Heath (@HadleyHeath) August 2, 2013