TGIF: 8.5% Unemployment…Here's the Anthem

In honor of another horrific Non-Farm Payroll number, here is the ultimate anthem for the unemployed, George Thorogood & The Destroyers with a live version of “One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer“. Take it away, George… [youtube=] From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline sharply in March (-663,000), and…

February '09 Jobs Report Word Cloud

On March 6th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the February Non-Farm Payrolls report and it was pages and pages of some of the most mind-numbingly depressing stuff you could imagine. So I thought I’d have some fun with it…here’s a word cloud built with actual text of the report itself: Props to Wordle