Is There More or Less Unemployment in the Country Than There Was Four Years Ago?

Is There More or Less Unemployment in the Country Than There Was Four Years Ago?
Gloria Richter fills out a job application for the Salvation Army in Hollywood, Fla.
Photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

From a timeline of the unemployment rate and government stimulus, to President Obama’s plan to create 5 million green jobs, to a consideration of the long-term unemployed, we examine the state of the job market in the past four years:

Unemployment and the Stimulus: A Timeline

Video: Better Off: Have Taxes Gone Up in Last Four Years?

Life at Zero Percent

After a North Carolina Factory Shutdown

A Tale of Two Auto Workers

The 5 Million Green Jobs That Weren’t

U.S. Energy Independence Is Almost Here

Tax Breaks Helped Startups

What Tomorrow’s Jobs Look Like

The Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed

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