Labor Market

Here are a couple of interesting charts from last week’s labor report.

Job growth appears to be relatively stable since the “great recession”.

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.