Freakonomics Radio Published by Freakonomics Radio by Freakonomics Radio It’s Crowded at the Top Listen 6 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/290593/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Why is unemployment still so high? It may be because of something that happened well before the Great Recession.