Thursday, February 3, 2011

December 2010 Unemployment in Charlottesville Area Eased Slightly By Holiday Hiring

Any time folks get employed, even temporarily, it's good news.  But bad compared to bad is still bad.  Cville Metro Area unemployment was at 3% in 2008.

Thus, today's headline glosses over reality in December 2010:
Area Unemployment at Two Year Low

The Headline last month was a little more realistic for November 2010:
Area Jobless Rates Mostly Hold Steady

For more on reading beyond headlines, see this.

1 comment:

John Doe said...

Chart of National job losses during recessions.

http://cr4re.com/charts/charts.html#category=Employment&chart=PercentJobLossesJan2011.jpg