Unemployment and U.S. Presidential Elections

Unemployment and U.S. Presidential Elections Americans tend to elect Democrats when unemployment is high, and Republicans when unemployment is low. Picture source: Ken Fisher

U.S. Total Private Employment

U.S. Total Private Employment Another interesting chart showing that the U.S. job market is still strong for the time being, although it is slowing. The U.S. services jobs (blue lines) appear to be in fairly good shape. Picture source: Robin Brooks

U.S. Employment by Sector since 1850

U.S. Employment by Sector since 1850 Over time, the U.S. employment became less dependent on agriculture and much more diversified. Picture source: Deutsche Bank

The U.S. Unemployment Rate Is Historically Low

The U.S. Unemployment Rate Is Historically Low But the FOMC projection suggests that the unemployment rate cannot improve indefinitely. Picture source: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond