The US economy lost a job every five seconds in January.
+ While some reporter asked Robert Gibbs a 20-second question, four jobs were lost.
+ While James Inhofe blathered for a minute, 12 jobs were lost.
+ During an episode of Hardball with Chris Matthews, 720 jobs were lost.
There is no indication the economy has hit bottom yet.
[Calculations: January has 2,678,400 seconds (31 days x 24 hours x 60 minutes x 60 seconds). 598,000 jobs were lost in January. 2,678,400 seconds divided by 598,000 is 4.48 seconds per each job lost. I rounded up to five seconds per job lost. This doesn't count holidays, weekends, or non-office hours.]