The BLS released the last unemployment numbers of the year this morning and overall job loss numbers declined by -85,000 in the last month of 2009. Among the largest industries, construction, manufacturing and retail lost jobs, while health care and temporary help services added jobs.
In December, both the number of unemployed persons, at 15.3 million, and the unemployment rate, at 10.0 percent, were unchanged. Additionally, October’s number was revised from -111,000 to -127,000, and the change for November was revised from -11,000 to +4,000.
What does this mean for you? To get a better understanding of these numbers and what they mean, watch CareerBuilder’s CEO Matt Ferguson discuss the latest numbers and the 2010 job forecast on CNBC’s Squawk Box.