Jobs: We actually *ARE* making progress

Posted on January 10, 2010

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U.S. Jobs Lost:  2008

January 2008 = 183,000
February 2008 = 167,000
March 2008 = 184,000
April 2008 = 173,000
May 2008 = 191,000
June 2008 = 170,000
July 2008 = 196,000
August 2008 = 361,000
September 2008 = 391,000
October 2008 = 598,000
November 2008 = 649,000
December 2008 = 677,000

Total Jobs Lost 2008:  3,940,000   (3.94 million)

U.S. Jobs Lost:  2009

January 2009 = 681,000
February 2009 = 675,000
March 2009 = 632,000
April 2009 = 482,000
May 2009 = 288,000
June 2009 = 444,000
July 2009 = 288,000
August 2009 = 166,000
September 2009 = 159,000
October 2009 = 151,000
November 2009 = 154,000
December 2009 = 85,000

Total Jobs Lost 2009:  4,205,000  (4.20 million)

Source:  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – DECEMBER 2009” News Release, January 8, 2010

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

Clearly, *some* improvement is being made because FEWER jobs were lost every consecutive month (except June) since January 2009, which anyone (who isn’t in rabid partisan denial) can see equates to eventual JOB REGAIN.  And at the rate the job losses decreased in 2009, using a simple inversion ratio, it’s a fair estimate to expect job gain reports to begin around April 2010.

Medical Field Triage 101: Stop the hemorrhaging before the wound can heal.

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