Here are a couple of interesting charts from last week’s labor report.
The labor participation chart is kind of interesting. The primary working age group still has a way to go back to the pre-recession levels. On the other hand, for the over 55 age group, that recovery has been quite muted.
I believe the labor participation rates for females versus males is similar to the age participation chart. It appears females have had at least a somewhat better time regaining employment. However there participation is at a significantly lower level overall.