2012: The Year in Graphs

We asked our favorite wonks — economists, political scientists, politicians and more — for the chart that encapsulated 2012 to them. Here's what they sent us.

By The Wonkblog Team December 27, 2012

The jobs report in five – nay, six! – charts

This morning's jobs report was awful. Unemployment went down from 8.3 percent to 8.1 percent, but nonfarm payrolls only increased by a dismal 96,000, with another 40,000 jobs lost in revisions of previous months' figures.

By Dylan Matthews September 7, 2012