Economic recoveries compared

A comparison of unemployment in several countries before and after severe financial crises shows that none had returned to pre-crisis levels a decade later.

  • Spain
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Japan
  • U.S.
U.S. unemployment chart
U.S. unemployment chart
U.S. unemployment chart
U.S. unemployment chart
U.S. unemployment chart
U.S. unemployment chart

SOURCE: Carmen Reinhart (all countries but U.S.); Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S.).
GRAPHIC: Laura Stanton - The Washington Post. Published Aug. 19, 2011.