Unemployment Bright Side: Fewer Fatalities At the Workplace
I'm waiting for Ben Bernanke's PR people to spin this into an upside for the Fed's epic failure on the job front.
Far fewer Americans died from on-the-job injuries last year, largely because fewer people were working—especially in hazardous fields like construction.
Workplace fatalities due to injuries dropped to 4,340 in 2009, the Labor Department reported Thursday, down 17% from 5,214 deaths the year before. Last year's total was the lowest since tracking began 18 years ago.
As for numbers related to how many unemployed workers have died sitting around waiting for a miracle and/or starved to death in the unemployment line, we'll have to get back to you on that.