Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘shorthand’ visualizations.

Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, almost always, is to reach a bottom line or two.

To provide additional value, ConstructConnect is now pleased to offer an ongoing series of 1,000-word charts.

These will help readers sort out the ‘big picture’ more clearly.

This 1,000-word chart looks at U.S. total employment as of February 2021.

U.S. Employment: Total

Gray shadings denote recessions, Q2-Q3 2001 (‘dot.com’ collapse) & Q1 2008-Q2 2009 (‘Great’ Recession).
Latest data points are for February, 2021 / Based on seasonally adjusted (SA) data.

Data source: Payroll Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Chart: ConstructConnect.


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