Very cool animated graphic in this Justin Lahart/James Hagerty column: Where Have America’s Jobs Gone?.


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Here are the gains/losses over the prior 12 months

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Where Have America’s Jobs Gone?
Justin Lahart and James Hagerty
WSJ, JULY 12, 2011

Category: Digital Media, Employment

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6 Responses to “Timeline: America’s Job Losses and Gains”

  1. cthwaites says:

    Very cool…good old Health Care….can’t be long before that shows up more in the CPI stats

  2. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    But, but, but wasn’t the tax cut plan of former President Bush supposed to create more jobs and effectively pay off the federal debt?

  3. Greg0658 says:

    “Manufacturing has been adding jobs since the start of 2010 due in large part to the sharp rebound in automobile production at ” .. free-up all those promised debts .. this bird is ready to fly again .. there’s growth potential now .. a population with diminished retirement prospects = growth ? … the cash for clunker program was a fine butter churner

  4. 4whatitsworth says:

    Great visual.

    Clearly we need more Transportation/Construction jobs what happened to all those shovel ready projects? There were way to many new jobs in health care created we spend more there and get less than just about any other country. How is it we have such great environmental rules, such high health care spending, and such poor health as a nation? Mining should have grown more given the raw material demand in the world it could also put the construction folks to work it’s the same basic skill set. Locally sourced materials would also help manufacturing. Speaking of Manufacturing what happened to the green revolution was that possible but poorly executed or just not possible given the physics of energy? Go services, the great thing about America is that we ask people what they want it may be our last great redeeming quality.

    Agree the we all want to Fly again but I don’t think it going to happen until the government stops helping by climbing on our back and telling us to ignore the long term head winds across the chasm. We are a great group of people and the seeds of recovery are in place but let’s get back to basics. Communication, Transportation, and Energy are the enablers of commerce lets invest there that creates lift not drag. Every big company has reduced their administrative cost and head count dramatically why hasn’t the government? Its shocking what we spend on defense one could argue that we get even less for our money there than healthcare. Finally we are going to have to limit government spending on health care old people die and some of the young were never meant to live.

  5. rktbrkr says:

    I assume those gummint job losses incl census workers. Maybe we could have a census every year or two?

    Thank god we are all getting old & sick to keep the HC workers busy

  6. rktbrkr says:

    Not that the Fed has jobs anywhere near the top of their list but QEIII must be getting closer. QE, The Sequel – Saving the Euro