Today it was announced that our economy lost 598,000 jobs in January. The fourth highest number of jobs lost in a single month (the highest was September 1945 with 1,960,000 jobs lost). Every one of the people who lost a job last month is likely to have a difficult time in the months ahead making ends meet and finding a new job. Our best wishes & prayers go out to them.
But let’s look at these figures a little more closely. The fourth highest number of jobs lost in a single month. Let’s compare January 2009 with those other three months: