The Incidence and Consequences of Private Sector Job Loss in the Great Recession

by Kenneth A. Couch, Gayle L. Reznik, Howard M. Iams, and Christopher R. Tamborini
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 78 No. 1, 2018
Table equivalent for Chart 1. Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (ages 16 or older): Monthly 2008–2012
Year and month Percent
2008  
January 5.0
February 4.9
March 5.1
April 5.0
May 5.4
June 5.6
July 5.8
August 6.1
September 6.1
October 6.5
November 6.8
December 7.3
2009  
January 7.8
February 8.3
March 8.7
April 9.0
May 9.4
June 9.5
July 9.5
August 9.6
September 9.8
October 10.0
November 9.9
December 9.9
2010  
January 9.8
February 9.8
March 9.9
April 9.9
May 9.6
June 9.4
July 9.4
August 9.5
September 9.5
October 9.4
November 9.8
December 9.3
2011  
January 9.1
February 9.0
March 9.0
April 9.1
May 9.0
June 9.1
July 9.0
August 9.0
September 9.0
October 8.8
November 8.6
December 8.5
2012  
January 8.3
February 8.3
March 8.2
April 8.2
May 8.2
June 8.2
July 8.2
August 8.1
September 7.8
October 7.8
November 7.7
December 7.9
SOURCE: BLS (n.d.).