One Chart That Shows How the Great Recession Has Whacked the Young The Atlantic • May 24, 2012
The economy is missing between 5 million and 6 million workers. That’s how much bigger our labor force would be if there had been no Great Recession, per the Congressional Budget Office.
So, who are the missing five million? That’s the question Greg Ip of The Economist recently asked. The above chart from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) gives us a hint of at least part of the answer: the young.