Unemployment Numbers: The Long View

Social science researcher Colin Gordon evaluates the 2012 December job report by comparing it to previous years' recessions. A colorful graphic accompanies his text evaluation illustrating that "the current downtown is deeper and longer—by an impressive margin—than any (recession) that preceded it." He concludes his piece by evaluating the quality of jobs being added in the public and private sectors. Gordon is a frequent contributor to Dissent magazine, a quarterly magazine of politics and ideas that is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Gordon, C. Unemployment Numbers: The Long View.