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Unemployment rate, average monthly and over-the-year, 2000–2010

Note: Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey public data series and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Work Experience of the Population

Updated May 15, 2012

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Average monthly unemployment rate underlying data are from the Current Population Survey public data series, and over-the-year unemployment underlying data are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Work Experience of the Population (annual economic news release).

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