The Jobs We Lost in 2008

A sector-by-sector look at the job losses of last year.


It was difficult to keep track of job losses last year, other than to grasp their breadth and frequency. This interactive chart tracks the percent change by sector.

It's interesting to note that the finance/insurance industry employment drop was roughly on par with the total nonfarm drop.

Check out the sector performance graph—but perhaps only if you have a strong stomach.