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August 18, 2010
Graph of the Day for August 18, 2010
"But what's clear is that we're headed in the right direction. A year and a half ago, this economy was shrinking rapidly. The economy is now growing. A year and a half ago, we were losing jobs every month in the private sector. We've now added private sector jobs for seven months in a row. And that means the worst mistake we could make is to go back to doing what we were doing that got us into the mess that we were in. We can't turn back. We've got to keep going forward. We've got to keep going forward. (Applause.)." President Obama, August 16, 2010.
Source: The Heritage Foundation.
Hoven's Index for August 18, 2010
Federal, state and local government employees, including government owned schools and hospitals, as estimated in May 2009:
Office and administrative support: 3,500,150
Building/grounds cleaning & maintenance: 778,260
Protective services (police, firefighters, jailers, etc.): 2,010,870
Education, training, libraries: 6,565,020
Healthcare practitioners: 1,151,390
Petroleum engineers: 500
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors and illustrators: 720
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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