NFP/Unemployment Charts Get Fugly

These employment situation reports, courtesyof Jake at Econompic, are simply fugly:

Average Weekly Hours

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The hours worked are horrible, even as the Labor pool gets smaller.

Labor Participation Rate

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Ratio between Hours Worked and Labor Participation Rate hits an all time low:
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