The Atlantic: The Most Important Graphs of 2011
"What is it about graphs and economics? In a discipline where facts are murky and certainty is elusive, graphs offer a bright light of information and a small confidence that the world can be summed up between two axes. So when the BBC asked a group of economists to name their graph of the year, we decided to do the same (so did Wonkblog!). Here, from economists on left and right, and from economic journalists from around the beat, are the graphs of the year. Click through the gallery or scroll down to find the graphs organized under categories including Europe, spending & taxing, and energy."
MP: The list includes the graph above that I submitted showing the two sides of the "jobless recovery": a complete recovery in real output (GDP) has taken place, and the U.S. economy is producing a new record-high level of output, but is doing so with 6.6 million fewer workers.