Karen Tumulty at Time posts this chart from Speaker Pelosi showing how much worse the job losses have been in this recession than in past ones, part of Pelosi’s argument to pass the stimulus bill.

It’s eye-opening, to say the least.

There is a lot of pain out, we haven’t hit bottom by any means.

Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.