Interactive Chart: Visualizing Employment Trends Amidst Policy Changes

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Central bankers are trying to boost employment with ultra-loose monetary policies, but there are major concerns they may be pushing on a string. The problem: structural reasons behind the slow jobs recovery-as illustrated in the BlackRock Jobs Barometer below-may mean the Fed's efforts are missing their mark.  Some Fed officials have warned prolonged low rates could have unintended consequences for financial stability.  Bottom line: The Fed appears to have a code to crack the labor market, yet no formula (that we know of) to measure financial stability.

Accompanying this year's 2014 Investment Outlook: Squeezing Out More Juice , we've contextualized the changing speed of the jobs economy and uncertainty ahead in our Jobs Barometer chart. Click below to launch the interactive chart.

Jobs Barometer




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