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<< Return to Seven Scary Charts, Part I

As a continuation of March 24th's post, here are three other charts that I find disturbing in nature.

These charts beg a lot of questions. In addition, these charts highlight the "atypical" nature from a historical long-term perspective of our economic situation.

Here is a St. Louis Fed chart depicting the median duration of unemployment:

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These next two charts are from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve. These charts really provide a perspective on the length and extent of this downturn. The first depicts our unemployment situation:

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This chart depicts output:

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I plan on updating these charts regularly, as they deserve close monitoring ...

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Source: Scary Charts, Part II