Sizing up the 200709 recession: comparing two key labor market indicators with earlier downturns

Chart 3. Change in employment-population ratio for women age 16 and older, by number of months from start of recession
Number of months from
the start of the recession(1)
Recessionary period
197475 198182 199091 2001 Current period

-6

-0.5 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.2

-5

-0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 0.1

-4

-0.5 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0

-3

-0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.2

-2

-0.4 0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.0

-1

-0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.1

0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1

-0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.2

2

-0.3 -0.6 -0.1 -0.5 0.0

3

0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7 0.1

4

0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.7 0.1

5

0.1 -0.5 -0.4 -1.1 0.0

6

0.0 -0.4 -0.5 -1.0 -0.1

7

0.1 -0.4 -0.5 -1.1 -0.3

8

0.4 -0.4 -0.6 -1.1 -0.4

9

0.2 -0.5 -0.2 -1.4 -0.4

10

0.1 -0.3 -0.7 -1.5 -0.5

11

0.0 -0.3 -0.6 -1.1 -0.8

12

-0.3 -0.3 -0.7 -1.3 -0.9

13

-0.5 -0.3 -0.8 -1.5 -1.1

14

-0.6 -0.3 -0.6 -1.6 -1.3

15

-0.9 -0.6 -0.6 -1.5 -1.5

16

-0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -1.6 -1.5

17

-0.8 -0.6 -0.8 -1.4 -1.8

18

-0.7 -0.6 -0.5 -1.3 -2.0

19

-0.7 -0.6 -0.6 -1.4 -2.1

20

-0.5 -0.6 -0.5 -1.5 -2.3

21

-0.4 -0.5 -0.4 -1.5 -2.7

22

-0.4 -0.6 -0.5 -1.2 -2.9

23

-0.3 -0.4 -0.6 -1.5 -2.8

24

-0.4 -0.1 -0.5 -1.4 -3.1

25

-0.2 0.3 -0.5 -1.4 -2.6

26

0.1 0.6 -0.6 -1.4 -2.7

27

0.2 0.4 -0.7 -1.3 -2.7

28

0.4 0.6 -0.6 -1.6 -2.7

29

0.5 0.7 -0.6 -1.7 -2.8

30

0.8 0.6 -0.6 -2.0 -2.9

31

0.7 0.9 -0.6 -1.8 -3.1

32

0.9 0.9 -0.4 -1.7 -3.0

33

0.7 1.2 -0.5 -2.0 -2.9

34

0.6 1.8 -0.2 -2.0 -3.2

35

0.6 1.6 -0.2 -1.7 -3.2

36

1.0 1.7 -0.2 -1.8  

37

1.0 1.4 0.0 -1.7  

38

1.0 1.5 -0.1 -1.6  

39

1.2 1.5 0.0 -1.7  

40

1.4 1.6 0.1 -1.7  

41

1.6 1.8 0.3 -1.7  

42

2.0 2.0 0.6 -1.8  

43

1.8 2.2 0.8 -1.8  

44

1.8 2.4 0.6 -1.7  

45

2.0 2.3 0.8 -1.6  

46

2.2 2.1 1.1 -1.6  

47

2.2 2.0 0.8 -1.7  

48

2.5 2.1 0.9 -1.7  

Footnote:
(1) Time period zero represents the start of a recession. The dates and length of recessions are determined by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

These data featured in the Issues in Labor Statistics article, Sizing up the 200709 recession: comparing two key labor market indicators with earlier downturns.