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Unemployment and the Great Recession

Unemployment in the Great Depression vs the Great Recession #infographic

Unemployment and the Great Recession

This infographic compares the unemployment rates during FDR’s Great Depression and Obama’s Great Recession. The graph shows that the unemployment rate peaked at 25 percent in 1930, while our current 10 percent unemployment rate is equivalent to when the United States entered WWII in 1940.

SOURCE: Visualizing Economics

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