INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO: the truth about our jobs crisis

October 13, 2010

The jobs report released on Friday shows that unemployment persists at 9.6 percent. As high as this number is, it doesn’t tell the whole unemployment story. But we do: see our new infographic to uncover the truth about our jobs situation. We also made a quick video version and a one-page, more explanatory cheat sheet (with sources) that display the facts presented in the video. All can be viewed or downloaded below:

INFOGRAPHIC (click image for full-sized view)

VIDEO (runtime is 1:30 minutes)



Download the CHEAT SHEET here.


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39 Responses to INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO: the truth about our jobs crisis

  1. David Klotz says:

    Thank you for what you do! It is critical in this time & no issue is bigger than the devistation heaped upon our people by “free-trade” & free-traders such as both Clinton’s & both Bush’s. Thanks again!

  2. David Klotz says:

    Thank you for what you do! It is critical in this time & no issue is bigger than the devistation heaped upon our people by “free-trade” & free-traders such as both Clinton’s & both Bush’s. Thanks again!

  3. David Klotz says:

    Thank you for what you do! It is critical in this time & no issue is bigger than the devistation heaped upon our people by “free-trade” & free-traders such as both Clinton’s & both Bush’s. Thanks again!

  4. JDRose1985 says:

    +1

    Al, probably the best post I’ve seen on this site to date.

    You nailed one of problems…we have to deal with a HUGE overhang of debt which looks to strangle us.

    The real problem is that oil is becoming worth more in the ground than pumped out, commerce can no longer afford its inputs (oil)

  5. JDRose1985 says:

    +1

    Al, probably the best post I’ve seen on this site to date.

    You nailed one of problems…we have to deal with a HUGE overhang of debt which looks to strangle us.

    The real problem is that oil is becoming worth more in the ground than pumped out, commerce can no longer afford its inputs (oil)

  6. JDRose1985 says:

    +1

    Al, probably the best post I’ve seen on this site to date.

    You nailed one of problems…we have to deal with a HUGE overhang of debt which looks to strangle us.

    The real problem is that oil is becoming worth more in the ground than pumped out, commerce can no longer afford its inputs (oil)

  7. Zackery says:

    THE WHOLE REASON WHY WE ARE IN A JOB CRISIS IS BECAUSE OF ALL THESE TAXES THEY PLACE ON BUSINESSES ESP HERE IN MICHIGAN WITH THIS GODDARN MICHIGAN BUSINESS TAX THAT KILLS MICHIGAN JOBS AND NOW THE NEXT GOVERNER WE VOTE IN WILL HAVE TO CUT IT SO OUR STATE CAN BE SAVED CUZ THE OLD SAYING GOES “TAXES DONT CREATE JOBS PEOPLE DO” BY STIMULATING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

  8. Zackery says:

    THE WHOLE REASON WHY WE ARE IN A JOB CRISIS IS BECAUSE OF ALL THESE TAXES THEY PLACE ON BUSINESSES ESP HERE IN MICHIGAN WITH THIS GODDARN MICHIGAN BUSINESS TAX THAT KILLS MICHIGAN JOBS AND NOW THE NEXT GOVERNER WE VOTE IN WILL HAVE TO CUT IT SO OUR STATE CAN BE SAVED CUZ THE OLD SAYING GOES “TAXES DONT CREATE JOBS PEOPLE DO” BY STIMULATING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

  9. Zackery says:

    THE WHOLE REASON WHY WE ARE IN A JOB CRISIS IS BECAUSE OF ALL THESE TAXES THEY PLACE ON BUSINESSES ESP HERE IN MICHIGAN WITH THIS GODDARN MICHIGAN BUSINESS TAX THAT KILLS MICHIGAN JOBS AND NOW THE NEXT GOVERNER WE VOTE IN WILL HAVE TO CUT IT SO OUR STATE CAN BE SAVED CUZ THE OLD SAYING GOES “TAXES DONT CREATE JOBS PEOPLE DO” BY STIMULATING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

  10. Zackery says:

    OUR ECONOMY WAS IN A STILL STAND WHEN CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE AND HE RODE IT LIKE THAT TIL BUSH GOT IN OFFICE AND IT TOTALLY FELL AND NOW OBAMA AND THE NEXT PRESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO FIX IT PS I GUESS WE NEED A SEX ADDICT PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY KNO HOW TO RIDE THE ECONOMY LOL

  11. Zackery says:

    OUR ECONOMY WAS IN A STILL STAND WHEN CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE AND HE RODE IT LIKE THAT TIL BUSH GOT IN OFFICE AND IT TOTALLY FELL AND NOW OBAMA AND THE NEXT PRESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO FIX IT PS I GUESS WE NEED A SEX ADDICT PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY KNO HOW TO RIDE THE ECONOMY LOL

  12. Zackery says:

    OUR ECONOMY WAS IN A STILL STAND WHEN CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE AND HE RODE IT LIKE THAT TIL BUSH GOT IN OFFICE AND IT TOTALLY FELL AND NOW OBAMA AND THE NEXT PRESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO FIX IT PS I GUESS WE NEED A SEX ADDICT PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY KNO HOW TO RIDE THE ECONOMY LOL

  13. Juan says:

    Good stuff.

  14. Juan says:

    Good stuff.

  15. Juan says:

    Good stuff.

  16. Willard says:

    With the load of taxes and regulations from all levels,that are piled on an employer, you have to be out of your mind to hire anyone and be subject to the deluge of bureaucrats. It’s easier to just send it to China to have it made.
    The only way to fix it is to STARVE government out! DON’t HIRE and YOU WON’T HAVE TO PAY THE TAXES.

  17. Willard says:

    With the load of taxes and regulations from all levels,that are piled on an employer, you have to be out of your mind to hire anyone and be subject to the deluge of bureaucrats. It’s easier to just send it to China to have it made.
    The only way to fix it is to STARVE government out! DON’t HIRE and YOU WON’T HAVE TO PAY THE TAXES.

  18. Willard says:

    With the load of taxes and regulations from all levels,that are piled on an employer, you have to be out of your mind to hire anyone and be subject to the deluge of bureaucrats. It’s easier to just send it to China to have it made.
    The only way to fix it is to STARVE government out! DON’t HIRE and YOU WON’T HAVE TO PAY THE TAXES.

  19. Viator says:

    So what happened the five percent that the Clinton administration made to magically disappear in 1994? Shouldn’t you be using the pre-Clinton numbers? They indicate that the real total unemployment is about 22.5%

    http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

  20. Viator says:

    So what happened the five percent that the Clinton administration made to magically disappear in 1994? Shouldn’t you be using the pre-Clinton numbers? They indicate that the real total unemployment is about 22.5%

    http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

  21. Viator says:

    So what happened the five percent that the Clinton administration made to magically disappear in 1994? Shouldn’t you be using the pre-Clinton numbers? They indicate that the real total unemployment is about 22.5%

    http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

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  25. Lee says:

    Zachary, what do you mean when you say “OUR ECONOMY WAS IN A STILL STAND WHEN CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE…” If you mean standstill, I would like to know how you define this term, as not even the most ardent of Clinton detractors can say our economy was anything but booming during the Clinton years…

    This video was nothing new or groundbreaking. You would literally have had to ONLY read headlines to not be aware of the facts contained within…and it offers absolutely no insight into why we have such an unemployment problem. It was visually interesting, but I was left otherwise unimpressed.

  26. Lee says:

    Zachary, what do you mean when you say “OUR ECONOMY WAS IN A STILL STAND WHEN CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE…” If you mean standstill, I would like to know how you define this term, as not even the most ardent of Clinton detractors can say our economy was anything but booming during the Clinton years…

    This video was nothing new or groundbreaking. You would literally have had to ONLY read headlines to not be aware of the facts contained within…and it offers absolutely no insight into why we have such an unemployment problem. It was visually interesting, but I was left otherwise unimpressed.

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    Zachary, what do you mean when you say “OUR ECONOMY WAS IN A STILL STAND WHEN CLINTON WAS IN OFFICE…” If you mean standstill, I would like to know how you define this term, as not even the most ardent of Clinton detractors can say our economy was anything but booming during the Clinton years…

    This video was nothing new or groundbreaking. You would literally have had to ONLY read headlines to not be aware of the facts contained within…and it offers absolutely no insight into why we have such an unemployment problem. It was visually interesting, but I was left otherwise unimpressed.

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  31. Jesse says:

    I’d just like to say I love the way the financial new shows are claiming the recession is over just because the stock market. Is back up. Nobody I big business or government really cares about the crisis any more because the rich have their money back and everything is fine and dandy while the rest of us 98 percent are still suffering. I cheered when the stock market took the big dive and I wouldn’t mind seeing it crash all together regardless the consequences, that’s the only way we’ll see any real change….maybe. A revolution?

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    I’d just like to say I love the way the financial new shows are claiming the recession is over just because the stock market. Is back up. Nobody I big business or government really cares about the crisis any more because the rich have their money back and everything is fine and dandy while the rest of us 98 percent are still suffering. I cheered when the stock market took the big dive and I wouldn’t mind seeing it crash all together regardless the consequences, that’s the only way we’ll see any real change….maybe. A revolution?

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    I’d just like to say I love the way the financial new shows are claiming the recession is over just because the stock market. Is back up. Nobody I big business or government really cares about the crisis any more because the rich have their money back and everything is fine and dandy while the rest of us 98 percent are still suffering. I cheered when the stock market took the big dive and I wouldn’t mind seeing it crash all together regardless the consequences, that’s the only way we’ll see any real change….maybe. A revolution?

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