I seem to be in a mood to attack the New York Times today...
A million people have been linking to this gee-whiz graphic about the unemployment rate.
I don't think that's actually useful. I think all it does is make people feel better or worse about themselves while killing a couple minutes looking at some eye candy.
So, here, for you, with the help of the always talented Peter Jones, is a guide that is actually useful, and will not kill a bunch of your time today: