Chart of the day, underemployment edition

By Felix Salmon
October 12, 2009
Atlanta Fed charts how the number of people who work part-time but would like to work full time has doubled since the beginning of the recession. That's not normal, even by the standards of previous harsh recessions:

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The Atlanta Fed charts how the number of people who work part-time but would like to work full time has doubled since the beginning of the recession. That’s not normal, even by the standards of previous harsh recessions:

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Anybody care to hazard a guess why this time is so different? The underemployment rate is a whopping 17%, so it’s not just that the rate has doubled from a low base.

(Via Rampell)

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