Friday, April 04, 2008

Pink Slips in a Hurricane

Roughtly 80,000 Americans lost their jobs in March. That sent the unemployment rate up to 5.1%. The housing crisis is turning into a Category 5 economic storm. From the Associated Press:

The unemployment rate was the highest since September 2005, when significant job losses followed the devastating blows of Gulf Coast hurricanes.
Blame the housing, credit and financial sectors for the bulk of the layoffs.

1 comment:

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