2.6 million people lost their jobs in 2008, the most since 1945, and it could get worse.
New data from the U.S. Labor Department shows that more than 11 million Americans are now unemployed. The cuts are in various fields. Here are some of the staggering numbers:
Nov. to Dec. 2008
Professional & Business Services: 113,000
Source: U.S. Labor Dept.
Tonight on AC360°, personal finance expert Suze Orman will join Anderson to answer your questions about the job losses and what it means for you and your family. Click HERE to submit your question for Suze.
Let's give you a glimmer of hope. We don't want to start off your weekend on such a grim note. The good news: there are several industries that are seeking workers. Late last year 45,000 jobs were added in health care and education, and the government added 7,000 jobs. If you're a nurse or want to work for the FBI check out the help wanted ads.
Tonight we're also following developments on the crisis in Gaza. Remember all that talk last night about the U.N. resolution calling for a cease-fire? Ahh. It's being ignored.
Hamas rejected the resolution, the Paris, France newspaper Le Figaro reported.
Israel also said it was disregarding the U.N. vote. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the firing of Hamas rockets into southern Israel today "proves the U.N. resolution is not practical."
More than 30 Hamas rockets were fired into Israel today.
And, Israel hit more than 70 targets in Gaza. They included 20 "terror operatives", rocket launching sites, two weapons smuggling tunnels and other areas.
Medical sources say 22 Palestinians were killed today. There are no new reports of Israelis being killed.
Since Israel's incursion into Gaza began two weeks ago, at least 792 Palestinians have been killed and 13 Israelis, including 10 soldiers have died.
14 days and more than 800 lives lost.
We'll have these stories and more tonight starting at 10pm E.T. Hope you will join us.
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