A little tough love for you doubting Thomases out there: some job loss numbers compliments of the Daily Kos...
From 2001-2002, the US economy lost a large number of jobs that either make things or require technical knowledge. Notice, how new jobs do not involve new products or technologies. This information is from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.Good luck out there folks 'cuz it looks like you really, really need it...
Manufacturing - 1.1 million jobs
The information industry - 225,000 jobs,
Professional, scientific, and technical services - 225,000 jobs,
Computer systems and design - 140,000 jobs
Wholesale Trade - 120,000
And what areas of the economy increased their number of employees from 2002-2003?
Finance and insurance + 22,000
Health Care and Social Assistance + 442,000
Food Service and drinking + 153,000
Education + 93,000
Government + 373,000
Let's move forward 1 year, from 2002-2003, the last full year of information in the BEA's database. The following industries lost jobs.
Manufacturing - 740,000
Information - 185,000
Computer and Electronic Products - 145,000
Professional, scientific and technical -15,000
And the following industries added jobs
Food Service and Drinking Places 151,000
Government + 85,000
Education + 64,000
Health Care and Social Assistance + 345,000