This disturbing graphic, by Latoya Eguwuekwe, charts the rise of unemployment across the U.S. from 2007 on. (Hat tip to Daily Kos, which posted it earlier this month.)
Displayed below is a time-lapse look at the so-called U3 unemployment statistic, which doesn't account for the underemployed and those who've simply given up looking for work. The graphic was last updated on July 15.
How have you been impacted by the financial crisis -- and how are you bouncing back? What are you doing to help prevent America from ever becoming a Third World nation?
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Our current unemployment trough directly violates the social compact that glues together modern industrial societies -- the tacit commitment that business and government will produce a full-employment economy.