To put things in perspective, here is today’s chart on unemployment among OECD countries.
Note that this chart does not reflect overall unemployment rates, but rather the percentage of decline post Crash. To see those statistics, go here.
Here is a rhetorical question. Why did Germany have employment growth even though it has the highest savings rate of any major OECD country, had steady consumption rates during the boom, and did the least fiscal and monetary stimulus as a percentage of GDP of any major economy following the Crash in 2008?