Keeping Recessions in Historical Perspective: Echoes

Amity Shlaes serves as presidential scholar at the King’s College and board chairman at the Coolidge Presidential Foundation.
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Here's a graphical look at how employment has historically recovered following recessions. Something to keep in mind as jobs come to dominate the national conversation in the months to come. Next week, we'll take a look at the recessions of the early 80s, and in particular the Fed's actions leading up to them. Send us your thoughts.

(Amity Shlaes, the author of this post, is a Bloomberg View columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. Ilan Kolet, who created this graphic, is a data editor for Bloomberg News.)

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