This means that, as of November, 19.4% of American men in their prime working years didn't have jobs. By this measure, the current job situation (for men, at least) is much, much worse than in any downturn since the BLS started measuring this stuff in 1948.
--- Justin Fox at TIME blogs, 12.7
Update - from the referenced BLS pages (from Mr. Fox) I can't find this data or, thus, re-create the graph. I'll try harder at some point; there is a lot of data at the BLS...
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