2009-03-06 — marketwatch.com
The U.S. economy lost 651,000 jobs in February, the fourth month in a row where job losses were near or above 600,000.
The unemployment rate soared to 8.1% in February, the highest rate in over 25 years.
Payrolls fell by 655,000 in January and by 681,000 in December, revised down by 161,000 from previous estimates.
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