Graph of the Day for October 3, 2009

"[The $787B stimulus is] doing more, faster, more efficiently, and more effectively than most expected."

Vice President Joe Biden.     

Obama's Predictions (in Jan. 2009) vs. Reality (thru Sep. 2009)

Source:  Innocent Bystanders (geoff), from government sources.        

Hoven's Index for October 3, 2009

Non-farm payroll (number of jobs) at the end of December, 2008:  135.074 million.

Number of jobs at the end of September 2009:  130.947 million.
Number of jobs lost in first 9 months of 2009 (difference of above):  4.127 million.

Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics.    (Note: need to change format to "original data value" on BLS web site.)