The Labor Market during the Great Depression and the Current Recession

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This report analyzes the labor market experiences of workers during the 1930s, which encompassed the almost five years of the Great Depression. Because it was a period very distant and different from today, considerable time is devoted to examining the employment and unemployment measures available at that time. The report ends by comparing the labor market conditions of the 1930s with those encountered by workers thus far during the recession that began in December 2007.

Creator(s): Levine, Linda
Creation Date: June 19, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Levine, Linda

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 19, 2009
Description:

This report analyzes the labor market experiences of workers during the 1930s, which encompassed the almost five years of the Great Depression. Because it was a period very distant and different from today, considerable time is devoted to examining the employment and unemployment measures available at that time. The report ends by comparing the labor market conditions of the 1930s with those encountered by workers thus far during the recession that began in December 2007.

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26 pages.

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