I didn’t feel much like blogging about job losses at the end of December, so I didn’t. Now, however, it’s time to put two months’ worth of data up.
In terms of reported job losses, neither December or January matched the bad months of July, September and November.
But there seem obvious reasons why this should be so. More important, I suspect, is the cumulative trend, which looks unplesantly consistent.
It also strikes me that I’m seeing fewer stories about large-scale (50+) lay-offs. But it seems unwise to suggest that there won’t be more of them in the future.