the state

– of holy crap. (job loss). by vastate
Friday, 6 February 2009, 15:39
Filed under: -of jhumphrey, -of localism, -of politik


from the nytimes:

WASHINGTON — The United States lost almost 600,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent, its highest level in more than 16 years, the Labor Department said Friday.

Job Losses in January
It was the biggest monthly job loss since the economy tipped into a recession more than a year ago, and it was even worse than most forecasters had been predicting.
okay, now i’ll just add a clichéd-but-kinda-true, drawing-the-depression-parallel photo:
and, in reponse, the most recent  just-pass-it-already obama speech from this morning (speaking at the house democrats retreat in williamsburg):
i looked around for some local stories of how these numbers have affected harrisonburg and the surrounding areas, but couldn’t find much.  anyone have leads or comments?

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