Nouriel Roubini says we’re heading for a severe recession, probably two years long, with unemployment rising to 8.5%. We could also see stagdeflation, a sluggish economy and falling prices. Hundreds of hedge funds will go out of business, and dump their holdings on the market, driving stock prices down even more. Just a regular, Mr. Sunshine, isn’t he? However, he’s been correct and early on what the financial crisis will bring.
Bureau of Labor Statistics report on September 2008 layoffs.
Layoff events reached their highest level since September 2001, a month that experienced substantial layoff activity due to the September 11 attacks.
Even the California Lottery is getting hit by the slowing economy. Sales dropped 8% for the fiscal year ending June 30 (and are probably even lower now.)