The only chart you need on DISemployment
Oh, and George Washington makes the case that where we are now is worse than the Great Depression. Go read the whole thing; it's a sunny day, and I don't feel like it. Here's one interesting data point, citing USA Today:
Citing what it calls “an unprecedented rise” in long-term unemployment, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), beginning Saturday, will raise from two years to five years the upper limit on how long someone can be listed as having been jobless.
You can't normalize what you don't count!
NOTE Via Calculated Risk.