Although the economy has been growing and 630,000 private sector jobs have been created this year, over 7 million net jobs have been lost since the start of the recession. See Anythony Calabrese's viz below for the details.
About this Viz
Use the drop down at the top to choose a sector of the economy to view. If you select the federal government, you can see a huge surge in May of 2010 from the census.
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