National Unemployment Remains 9.7%

The country lost 36,000 jobs in January according to the Department of Labor. That was a smaller than expected number, and lent hope that with spring just around the corner, hiring would resume soon. A year ago, the ecomomy was losing about 750,000 jobs per month. The trend is up! Hire some new people and invest in productivity enhancing, ergonomic desks, chairs and conference tables!