Potomac Fever is the blog of the Hamilton College Semester in Washington Program.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Job Creation Numbers
In the wake of one of our country's greatest recessions, this timeline, provided by Patrick Gaspard of the Democratic National Committee, illustrates the ebbs and flows of private sector job creation over the past several years. In a time where unemployment runs rampant and provides political vitriol, this chart puts job creation into perspective and reveals a surprising truth: maybe things aren't as bad as they seem.