More than 2.5 million lost jobs in 2008:

01/9/2009 | Reuters · CNNMoney

December's unemployment rate rose to 7.2%, the highest in 16 years, according to a Labor Department report released today. Almost 2 million of the 2.6 million jobs shed over the year were lost in the last quarter of 2008. The original job loss numbers from October and November were revised upwards.

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