BUSINESS
10/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Labor Day By The Numbers: How The Economic Crisis Has Impacted Labor

TOTAL JOBS LOST DURING THE RECESSION: 6.9 MILLION

• New jobs needed per month to keep up with population growth: 127,000
• Jobs lost in August 2009: 216,000
• Jobs needed to regain pre-recession unemployment levels: 9.4 million

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