% of US Working-Age Population Employed: 65%.
That is the lowest this century.
Note the consistency of the trendline. It has been declining so steadily that you can hardly even see the period officially counted as "recessionary." Of course, there are two ways of interpreting these data. Rather than indicating steadily rising misery, they could be indicating that the number of people so rich they no longer need a job is exploding. I recently checked my hometown in upstate New York and another town in Maine; that was not the case. However, where I happen to reside, in the Washington DC metro region, that is the case - the place is just booming. If your hometown is also booming, please let me know.
GRAPH -- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics