How Are They Doing Now? : Planet Money We look at three groups that got hammered especially hard during the recession and ask: How are they doing now?
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How Are They Doing Now?

The monthly jobs report is out. The headline numbers tend to bounce around a lot, so today on the show, we take the long view. We look at three groups that got hammered especially hard during the recession and ask: How are they doing now?

Those groups are:

People who are working part time but want to be working full time:

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

African-American workers:

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

High-school graduates who did not go to college:

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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