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English: Bureau of Labor Statistics measurements U1, U2, U3, U4, U5 and U6.


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  1. data from
  2. field names from
# parse out just the ones that we care about: U1, U2, U3, U4, U5 and U6
# The AllData file has 4.2 million rows, of which can take some time to
# load, so it is commented out for repeated plots.

if (F) {
	cat("Loading table -- might take some time\n");
	u <- read.table("", header=T, fill=T)
	u$time <- u$year + (as.numeric(u$period) - 1) / 12

	cat("Processing -- might take some time\n");
	u1 = subset(u, series_id == "LNS13025670")
	u2 = subset(u, series_id == "LNS14023621")
	u3 = subset(u, series_id == "LNS14000000")
	u4 = subset(u, series_id == "LNS13327707")
	u5 = subset(u, series_id == "LNS13327708")
	u6 = subset(u, series_id == "LNS13327709")

par(bty = "n")
	main = "Measurement of unemployment",
	ylim = c(0,18),
	xlim = c(1950, 2010),
	xlab = "Year",
	ylab = "Percentage",
	las = 1


pal = rainbow(8)
lines(value ~ time, u6, col=pal[6])
lines(value ~ time, u5, col=pal[5])
lines(value ~ time, u4, col=pal[4])
lines(value ~ time, u3, col=pal[3])
lines(value ~ time, u2, col=pal[2])
lines(value ~ time, u1, col=pal[1])

		"U1: Percent Of Civilian Labor Force Unemployed 15 Weeks and over",
		"U2: Unemployment Rate - Job Losers",
		"U3: Unemployment Rate",
		"U4: All of U3, plus discouraged workers",
		"U5: All of U4, plus marginally attached workers",
		"U6: All of U5, plus total employed part time for economic reasons"
	col = rev(pal[1:6]),
	bty = 'n',
	lty = 1

dev.copy(svg, "US Unemployment measures.svg", width=8, height=6)


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