Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Working for "The Man"

The following chart shows nonfarm payrolls as a fraction of civilian employment.

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As of 2000, "The Man" has apparently lost interest.

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Pun intended. Sigh.

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Employment Chart
St. Louis Fed: 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate


Stagflationary Mark said...

The maximum isn't one by the way. If you work for "The Man" twice (two separate jobs) then you are counted twice.

As far as civilian employment goes, you are either employed or you aren't though.

mab said...

What's under the mound? Can't say for sure, but it could be a big pile of debt.

Judging by the lost interest, it appears that we have low yielding puns these days.

Stagflationary Mark said...


I never mined a bad pun. Even the lowest yielding puns can still be a bit prophetable with the right augor. ;)