Two charts on unemployment. Previous recessions recovered faster. Bailout not helping construction

Employment Recessions

10.2% Unemployment Rate. That’s the ‘official’ rate. The real rate is probably more like 17%, counting underemployment and those no longer counted.

construction jobs lost vs. added by stimulus

The verdict so far on the stimulus bill and construction job creation across the country?

Jobs are being created and saved but nowhere near a rate that will allow the stimulus bill to claim victory over construction unemployment.