POPSUGAR Smart-living Unemployment US Sheds 598,000 Jobs in January by Smart Living 2/06/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest Click to ReadUS Sheds 598,000 Jobs in January It's sad, sad news from the Unemployment Office. The US unemployment rate jumped to 7.6 percent, after 598,000 jobs were lost last month. Read More UnemploymentJobs POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Vegetarian DIY Love and Sex Home Food Tech Sign up with facebook or By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR.