Archive for January 2011

Very slow progress on jobs

Catherine Rampell at the NYT’s Economix blog provides the latest update (above) of what might be the single most useful graph out there for understanding the current economic crisis. For each of the last six recessions, the chart shows where employment stood –relative to the pre-recession peak– for every month until the subsequent recovery restored […]

Daily Dish Chart of the Year

The chart above –which Kris Warner, Sarika Gupta, and I made for a CEPR report (pdf) last June–  is the proud second-place finisher in the 2010 Daily Dish Chart of the Year contest. The winning chart was really spectacular: “Deaths In Iraq” by Kamel Makhloufi. You can check out the entire short list here. I […]