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February 25, 2009

237,000 U.S. jobs lost in January

A total of 237,900 American workers lost their jobs through mass layoffs in January.
That was up 11,790 from the December total, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The number of mass layoff events declined from month to month, even though the number of affected workers increased. The bureau counted 2,227 mass layoffs in January, down slightly from 2,275 in December.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Florida Business Journal

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