Snow Could Cost 150K Jobs

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While employed East Coasters reveled in a snow day earlier this week, those without a job may have cursed the storm that kept them from a job opportunity.

As reported by CNNMoney, “Economists estimate that between 90,000 and 150,000 jobs could be lost in February, as the snow kept people home from work and stalled hiring during the month. Analysts had been expecting good news on the jobs front, forecasting that payrolls would expand.”

You do realize what this means, don’t you? God is anti-jobs. Here you were, finally asked to come in for an interview or serious job fair (companies are hiring now), and some freak blizzard keeps you trapped at home, sipping hot cocoa, watching Colbert Report and crying yourself to sleep just as the utility company shuts off your heat.

The good news, of course, is that the snow won’t last. And so, even though skittish investors and analysts might get all scared by a weaker than expected jobs report, they will be doubly elated when they see how great the jobs reports will be in March and April. Investors. Always scared of stuff.

These 150,000 jobs aren’t permanently missing, guys. They are just taking a snow day. And that’s something to be thankful for.

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