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January 12, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Payroll employment in 2009

Employees on nonfarm payrolls, total nonfarm industries, annual net Change, 19992009
Year Net change in employment

1999

3,173,000

2000

1,953,000

2001

-1,762,000

2002

-540,000

2003

87,000

2004

2,047,000

2005

2,544,000

2006

2,139,000

2007

1,152,000

2008

-3,078,000

2009

-4,164,000

These data featured in the TED article, Payroll employment in 2009.