Monday, March 09, 2009

One-third of Americans unconcerned about losing their jobs - survey

Moron Monday
"A New York Times headline Friday horrifyingly screamed '651,000 Jobs Lost in February: Rate Rises to 8.1%, Highest in 25 Years.'

"And according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, almost all sectors of the [US] economy are affected: retail dropped 40,000 jobs over the past month, and 608,000 since December 2007; jobs in leisure and hospitality fell by 33,000; the financial sector lost 44,000 jobs in February, and on and on.

Yet, according to an article recently published on AlterNet, one-third of Americans aren't worried about losing their jobs.

Do they know something we don't know? Is the stat a testament to that vaunted American optimism? Or have Americans been fattened into complacency by years of relative wealth (for some)?"

More on Monday.

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