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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Here's some job loss figures to choke on

if this doesn't make you snort coffee out your nose, i don't know what will...
Job cut announcements by U.S. employers soared to 241,749 in January, up 45% from December's 166,348 cuts, according to Challenger. That was the highest number of job cuts since January 2002.

Layoffs rose 222% - more than triple - from January 2008, when 74,986 job cuts were announced.

and here's the most deeply ironic part of this horrible news that they have the absolute gall to label a "bright spot"...
"If there is any bright spot in the latest job-cut data, it is the fact that financial firms announced only 1,458 job cuts in January. That is the lowest one-month total for that industry since 2005," said [John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas].

do ya s'pose that just MIGHT be due to the trillions of dollars being thrown at the financial services industry by us, the poor bastards whose pockets it's coming out of...?

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