What it does is compare every post-WWII recession, and look at the progression of job losses from the beginning of it, all the way down to the trough, and then through the comeback.
As you can see, this recession hasn't been like any other. First, the collapse in unemployment has been far deeper.
Second, the comeback has been incredibly mediocre, not at all v-shaped like in past recessions.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-percent-job-losses-in-post-wwii-recessions-2011-11?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Money%20Game%20Chart%20Of%20The%20Day&utm_campaign=Moneygame_COTD_110411#ixzz1clvn13NP