Please consider a table of various employment statistics for February of each year between 2008 and 2013.
|Year||Population||Labor Force||Employed||Full Time||Part Time||Unemployed||SNAP|
All of the numbers are in thousands.
Abbreviations and Notes
- LF – Labor Force
- SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, widely known as Food Stamps.
- Change is the difference between since the start of the recession and now, using February 2008 as the approximate start although the official start is a couple months earlier.
- OC is the change in Obama years (2009 and 2013), February to February.
All of the columns except “SNAP” are BLS Unadjusted Numbers.
SNAP data is fiscal year annual data. I used fiscal year 2012 for the 2013 column (and so forth for the other rows).
h/t John P