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

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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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