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September 29, 2009
Graph of the Day for September 29, 2009
"BARACK OBAMA WOULD CREATE GOOD JOBS AND PROTECT WAGES
Barack Obama believes in an ‘aggressive strategy to create good, middle-class jobs' and would invest in education, training and workforce development to create high-wage jobs and compete in a global economy."
The AFL/CIO in its "Working Families Vote 2008" campaign.
Source: the New York Times.
Hoven's Index for September 29, 2009
Non-farm payroll (number of jobs) at the end of December, 2008: 135.1 million.
Number of jobs at the end of August 2009: 131.2 million.
Number of jobs lost in first 8 months of 2009 (difference of above): 3.9 million.
Source: St. Louis Fed/FRED.