A Sobering Economic Roundup

It was quite a day today:

And the grand finale:

Matthew Brian Hersh served as senior editor at Shelterforce from March 2008 to October 2012. He studied English at Rutgers University and has spent his professional career in journalism, policy, and politics.


  1. Let’s see, 62,000 jobs is domestically a third of a point on the unemployment rate—very impressive one-day loss if that is what it is. A full point is approximately half the workforce of a Congressional district—ouch!


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