I know little about economics and am very confused on what this graph represents. I found it when I saw that the President had tweeted it and was wondering what it mean. Specifics what "Jobs plentiful" and "jobs hard to get" are measured in.

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    – jmbejara
    Jul 25, 2017 at 18:04

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The data plotted in the graph are based on a consumer survey conducted by Conference Board. They ask consumers how hard it to get a job. If 34.1% of people say that "jobs are plentiful" and 18% of people say "jobs are hard to get" then the figure would plot a value of $34.1-18=16.1$.

The figure originally comes from this Bloomberg article, but you can read a little more about the underlying data here.

  • $\begingroup$ I find it perplexing that this question is on-topic. $\endgroup$
    – Giskard
    Jul 25, 2017 at 20:42

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