In January 2008, 78.3 million Americans had jobs. By November, that was down to 76.7 million people and shrinking fast. The 3.9 million who were unemployed in 2007 have seen their ranks grow by 41%, meaning that a lot of people are unemployed now that haven’t been in the recent past. Those who have been there before probably know a thing or two about how to survive the situation, but the newcomers likely don’t.
This series is written for those of you who have recently left the middle class with what feels like a bootprint on your ass.