This is `kinda` the UK equivalent of the US `Joker Chart`.
All recessions are zeroed to the peak employment point before the recessions started; and track the progress of their fight-back to that initial position.
Only four recessions -
Light green is the `dubla dip` recession of the early eighties. The recessions may come and go, but the employment zero mark is not regained until ’88.
Yellow is the ’91 recession, which similarly, stretches out for many unemployed years after the recession is deemed to be over.
Lilac is ’74 to ’79 and it soon gets back to the zero mark.
Dark blue is this great recession and it is about back at zero after only four years.
Something strange is going on here~!?
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