The Various Types of Unemployment

The NYT‘s Economix blog gives us a look at various types of unemployment in their piece on The Growing Underclass.

There are all different types of non-working people right now.  Here’s an idea of how they make up the total unemployment picture…

Look at all those pretty colors representing such an awful group of datapoints.  Its like a handful of M&Ms…only way less fun.

Good thing we’re designing bullet trains to get all these people back to work…or to transport them when they become hobos.



The Growing Underclass (NYT)