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Unemployment is still awful

Here’s an updated version of something I put together by combining the Employment-Population Ratio (because the unemployment rate you hear reported in the news doesn’t account for discouraged workers), along with a visual representation of which party controls the Presidency, the Senate, and the House. The data starts in January, 1948 and ends in March, 2011.
Click on the graphic below to see it at full resolution.
Employment-population ratio
That horrible nosedive on the right is what you get when you put the modern Democrats in charge of all three. And here I was, thinking the Carter years (1977-1981) were bad.

Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter