Friday, February 06, 2009

Concentrate the Mind

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.]

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