As I write this we are entering into the Christmas season and it is snowing outside. While we sit in our warm homes and get ready for the parties and family gatherings that will soon take place it is important to not forget the reason for the season.
The Boy Scouts are outside raking leaves in the snow for one of our neighbors in town today. Many of you are involved in your Church or other community service programs raising money, collecting gifts or rehersing plays. Helping others is an American tradition.
When we look at the job loss numbers for this week, please remember that there is a real person and real family behind each of these numbers. Losing one's job is hard, especially during the holiday season.
This is week 201 of Barack Obama's Presidency
44 Companies announced layoffs
15,207 people were laid off
52 Companies went out of business
6 Companies went into bankruptcy
November 2012 (Month to date)
214 Companies announced layoffs
138,002 people were laid off
410 Companies went out of business
50 Companies went into bankruptcy