I've made countless comments in these economic threads about the anemic rate of growth. But there is growth. It is well below average for an economic recovery due to the stifling regulation from the Obama administration.
Nevertheless corporate profits are at record highs:
It could be better sure. But it has been a positive environment despite the government/regulation headwinds.
You give only half the picture which makes all your conclusions on which it is based false.
Your graph is meaningless without taking into consideration job growth which has averaged 2 million created per year for the 40 years prior to 2008.
A job creation of 113,000/mon for a year would be 32% LESS jobs created than the historical average. That looms huge and an average unemployment claim number in the context of this employment figure bodes definitively ominous.
So you're saying the labor force has been the same for the last 45 years?
The better indicator of economic strength is the labor force participation rate.
I hope you're not a beliver in funemployment.