Unemployment from bell-bottoms to hipsters

Get your retro clothes ready because we’re going back in time. Let’s compare the unemployment rate in the United States, State of California and Sacramento County from 1976 through 2012. What do you see?

Sacramento County vs California vs United States National Unemployment Rate - 1976 to October 2012 - by Sacramento Appraisal Blog - 530 pixels

Sacramento County vs California vs United States National Unemployment Rate - 1990 to October 2012 - by Sacramento Appraisal Blog - 530 pixels

California vs United States National Unemployment Rate - 1976 to October 2012 - by Sacramento Appraisal Blog - 530 pixels

United States National Unemployment Rate - 1976 to October 2012 - by Sacramento Appraisal Blog - 530 pixels

State of California Unemployment Rate - 1976 to October 2012 - by Sacramento Appraisal Blog - 530 pixels

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County and State Data is from EDD (county data is only available from 1990 onward). National data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Question: Is there a particular year or time period above that you remember most in terms of jobs (or simply clothes that should never have been in style)? I’d love to hear your comments below.

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