Today's jobs report shows a labor market that has turned the corner and is creating jobs but one with a long way to go toward a full recovery from the devastating job losses of 2008-09. Below are some charts to show how the new figures look in historical context; see our statement for analysis.
Chad Stone is Chief Economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and regularly blogs on the Center's blog, Off the Charts.
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