Clearly, employers are not hiring at the pace they normally do in a recession. I have anecdotal evidence from laid off colleagues that makes it crystal clear that employers are not hiring, but here’s solid, statistical proof –
What makes the Great Recession different from all other recent recessions is not mainly the number of workers being laid off. It’s how few workers are being hired.
Read the full story here –Layoffs Aren’t the Main Problem – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com