Anything at ‘1979 levels’ is definitely not good, economically speaking.
It is reminiscent of a certain malaise.
History never repeats, but it sure does rhyme!
I joined the Army in 1978 - I could NOT find a job, and I knew I needed an education, so I went that route.
It has served me well. So far. Not convinced of a rosy future by ANY means at this point. I’m living The Carter Years all OVER again. I really, REALLY feel for the generation coming up behind me...an education doesn’t even get you in the door these days.
We’re all so screwed...