Monday, July 25, 2011

U.S. Employers Laid Off 143,444 Workers In June

Lost amid Friday's dueling debt ceiling press conferences underneath the heat dome were the June Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs reports.

I'm guessing our political leaders would rather keep arguing over the debt ceiling for a little while longer because otherwise they might have to talk about how U.S. employers laid off 143,444 workers in June and how 28 states (plus the District of Columbia!) registered an increase in unemployment.

Pour yourself a cold drink and read both reports on the BLS website. You might as well crank up the Tina Turner tunes while you're at it, because we don't need another hero underneath the thunder heat dome but we sure could use another air conditioner. And jobs. Don't forget the jobs.

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