Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What's a few hundred thousand between friends?

ADP revised their methodology for their much-watched employment report. It would be nice to say that the breathtakingly abysmal numbers were due to the new calculations, but it ain't so. Everywhere I look, companies are talking about cutting employees. In just the last 24 hours, we've heard about 13,500 job cuts at Alcoa, 2,400 job cuts at EMC, 1,230 from Marks & Spencer (gotta love the precision of those Brits), and I'm sure I'm missing some.

Bottom line, jobs are getting worse which is another nail in the coffin of consumer spending.

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