In December 2007, the U.S. economy plunged into what would become the worst recession since the Great Depression, a historic downturn that later came to be known as the Great Recession. To illustrate the severity of that downturn and how it compared to past recessions, EPI created Economy Track. The data on Economy Track runs through December 2010, the third anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, and is a useful tool for exploring both the impact of the downturn and the slow pace of recovery.
Note: To see more recent labor market numbers, visit the State of Working America website, updated every month as new data becomes available.
Jobs and Unemployment
- Unemployment Rate (xls)
- Underemployment Rate (xls)
- Payroll Employment – Level and Changes (xls)
- Employment to Population Ratio (xls)
- Labor Force Participation Rate (xls)
- Job Seekers per Job Opening (xls)