Graph of the Day for March 7, 2010

Randall Hoven
"Obama administration encouraged by steady unemployment rate."  LA Times headline, March 5, 2010.

"This morning we learned that in February our economy lost an additional 36,000 jobs.  Now, this is actually better than expected, considering the severe storms all along the East Coast..." President Obama.

"Today is a big day in America.  Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good."  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.



 

Source:  Innocent Bystanders.


Number of Jobs



Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Hoven's Index for March 7, 2010


Job losses over various time periods:

February 2010:  36,000

Since the stimulus was passed (Feb 2009 to Feb 2010):  3,297,000

The Obama Presidency (Dec 2008 to Feb 2010):  4,802,000


Job gains during the Bush Presidency (Dec 2000 to Dec 2008):  5,466,000


Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"Obama administration encouraged by steady unemployment rate."  LA Times headline, March 5, 2010.

"This morning we learned that in February our economy lost an additional 36,000 jobs.  Now, this is actually better than expected, considering the severe storms all along the East Coast..." President Obama.

"Today is a big day in America.  Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good."  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.



 

Source:  Innocent Bystanders.


Number of Jobs



Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Hoven's Index for March 7, 2010


Job losses over various time periods:

February 2010:  36,000

Since the stimulus was passed (Feb 2009 to Feb 2010):  3,297,000

The Obama Presidency (Dec 2008 to Feb 2010):  4,802,000


Job gains during the Bush Presidency (Dec 2000 to Dec 2008):  5,466,000


Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Graph of the Day Archive.