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MARCH 2009

MSNBC has announced that the number of people unemployed are equal to the population of the State of Pennsylvania. 12.5 million people are jobless.

  • 4.4 Million Jobs Lost since the beginning of the recession in December 2007 and more than half in the last 4 months

  • 31.8 Million Americans applied for Food Stamps last month. (An all time record)

  • 14.8% of the USA is unemployed. A 25 year all time high.

  • 180,000 Business Service jobs cut
    168,000 Factory jobs cut
    100,000 Construction jobs cut
    78,000 Temp Workers
    40,000 Retail jobs



Mounting Job Losses
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View companies that have announced job cuts since the start of 2009.


Worldwide Job Losses Could Hit 50 Million By 2010 Worldwide job losses from the recession that started in the United States in December 2007 could hit a staggering 50 million by the end of 2009, according to the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency.


FEBRUARY 2009
651,000 job cuts in February alone. That is an average of 15 JOBS A MINUTE!


The Bureau of Labor Statistics states: The number of unemployed persons increased by 851,000 to 12.5 million in February, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent. Over the past 12 months, the number of unemployed persons has increased by about 5.0 million, and the unemployment rate has risen by 3.3 percentage points.



JANUARY 2009
The job losses in America are literally devastating. The numbers continue to increase at a phenominal rate and have plunged to the worst in 34 years as
598,000 people are laid off in ONE month. ‘An economy that is already in crisis will be faced with catastrophe,’



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