Unemployment rates of all workers and workers in computer and mathematical occupations, 2000–2011 (relative to unemployment rates at full employment)
Note: Top horizontal shaded bar shows that the unemployment rate of all workers at cyclical peak (full employment) ranges from 4 percent to 5 percent. Bottom horizontal dotted line shows that the unemployment rate for workers in computer and mathematical occupations at cyclical peak is around 2 percent. Vertical shaded bars denote recessions.
Sources: Current Population Survey (CPS) public data series, unpublished Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis of CPS basic monthly microdata, and EPI analysis of CPS basic monthly microdata