This chart shows private sector job losses starting in January 2008, nine months before the Wall Street debacle was thrust in our faces. The chart also shows monthly job losses did not begin to reduce until January of 2009. And since January of 2010, we’ve had 8 straight months of job growth. Modest, maybe not as much as we would all like, but positive growth.
So think really hard if you want to go back to the Republican economic philosophies. They are represented by the left half of the chart, the red columns.