Friday, March 5, 2010
The February employment numbers are out: Calculated Risk has lots of graphs. I am specifically interested in the plight of men, with the employment-population ratio for men 25-54 being shown above, and the long term series below (these are seasonally adjusted numbers).
Generally, it appears that the situation is stabilizing, but it's too soon to say it's really recovering.
What I really want to do is look specifically at non-college educated men, ages 25-54, as I think their situation is a proxy for all manner of social and familial breakdown. But I haven't found a way to get that data from the BLS website at the moment.