The NYT burrows into the unemployment data and produces an interactive graphic. Free Exchange scratches his chin:

It is worth thinking about the fact that probably 90% or more of the people who make economic policy, write about economic policy, and produce journalism on economic policy fall into demographic groups in which the unemployment rateduring perhaps the worst recession since the Great Depressionis comfortably below 5%

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