US Unemployment, 2004-09

Tomorrow is NFP day — and when those numbers come out, we won’t have much time to discuss much else.

So while I am winging to Austin early this a.m., I wanted to share these interesting run of charts, via Flowing Data,  showing relative unemployment in the US.

2004, 5.5% Unemployment (National Average)

2004 UE US

2009, 9.8% Unemployment (National Average)

2009 UE US

Here are all of the years in between:

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