Graph of the Day for August 15, 2010

Randall Hoven
"And that is why I won't just ask for your vote as a candidate - I will ask for your service and your active citizenship when I am President of the United States.  This will not be a call issued in one speech or one program - this will be a central cause of my presidency.  We will ask Americans to serve. We will create new opportunities for Americans to serve. And we will direct that service to our most pressing national challenges.Barack Obama, July 2008.

Salary and Benefits of Government and Private Workers


Source:  USA Today.


Hoven's Index for August 15, 2010


Percentage changes in number of jobs since recession began (Dec. 2007 to July 2010) for selected occupational categories:

Construction:  -26%

Goods producing:  -18%

Financial activities:  -7.9%

All private industry:  -6.8%

Government:  +0.6%

Education & health:  +5.4%

Source:  St. Louis Fed/FRED.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"And that is why I won't just ask for your vote as a candidate - I will ask for your service and your active citizenship when I am President of the United States.  This will not be a call issued in one speech or one program - this will be a central cause of my presidency.  We will ask Americans to serve. We will create new opportunities for Americans to serve. And we will direct that service to our most pressing national challenges.Barack Obama, July 2008.

Salary and Benefits of Government and Private Workers


Source:  USA Today.


Hoven's Index for August 15, 2010


Percentage changes in number of jobs since recession began (Dec. 2007 to July 2010) for selected occupational categories:

Construction:  -26%

Goods producing:  -18%

Financial activities:  -7.9%

All private industry:  -6.8%

Government:  +0.6%

Education & health:  +5.4%

Source:  St. Louis Fed/FRED.


Graph of the Day Archive.