Jobs are being lost everywhere
The economy is expected to lose 2.7 million jobs in 2009.
Economic consulting firm Moody's Economy.com says that every state and 95% of metropolitan areas will have fewer jobs by the end of the year, according to USA Today.
Only two sectors -- government, and education and health services -- are expected to add workers.
Previously, people living in areas that had lost a lot of jobs were able to pack up and move to an area with better employment.
But that's not an option for many workers now. The housing crisis has made it difficult to quickly sell your home, which will make the downturn longer and more intense, economists say.
Some states won't feel the recession quite as much. Employers in Washington, Texas, North Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska and Washington, D.C., are expected to eliminate less than 1% of their jobs this year.
Ohio, Missouri, Florida, Connecticut, Hawaii and Michigan are forecast to shed a significant amount of jobs.
In January, companies cut the most jobs in one month since 1974 -- 598,000, according to the Labor Department.
More than 11.6 million people were unemployed last month -- the most since 1982. The unemployment rate grew to 7.6%, its highest level in more than 16 years.
The rate of underemployment, which includes people who were working part-time despite looking for full-time work and ones who had given up hope of getting a job, was 13.9% in January. That's the highest level since the Labor Department began tracking the number in 1994.