Chart of the Week: Current Cycle lags

The latest meme making its way around the echo chamber is
that because employment levels were so high in 2000, the recovery period
shouldn’t be compared to prior cycles.

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How does this cycle compare to prior Cycles?

Average_past_cycle

Source: EPI

 
Of course, we view this as nonsense. As the chart above
shows, this recovery has been sub-par not just for employment, but across the
board. The only exception has been Real Estate.

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"In politics as in chess, or in the military or in
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