598,000 Jobs Lost in January; Rate Hits 7.6% - NYTimes.com:
“This is a horror show we’re watching,” said Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, a left-of-center economic research organization in Washington. “By every measure available-loss of employment and hours, rise of unemployment, shrinkage of the employment to population rate- this recession is steeper than any recession of the last forty years, including the harsh recession of the early 1980s.”
I hope all the readers of tumbledry are able to remain employed throughout this unbelievably tough time. Makes my test studying at hand seem even more urgent — I’ve just got to get through this. Hope everyone’s Friday is happy, despite the news.
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