We've discovered a lot more men ckhcis don't dig this morning.My oh my, 345000 new people lost jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 9.4%. That rate, by the way, exceeds the "more adverse" scenario of the Fed's stress tests for banks. The unemployment rate for adult men rose to 9.8%.Buh, buh, but things are getting tougher for these guys at a slower rate. If you recall from Principles of Microeconomics, even a firm which is losing money will continue to produce if it can still cover its fixed costs. So there is a natural floor on employment for operational firms. It doesn't take much time, though, for them to go from the last rung of the ladder to zero if the economy stays weak. "Watch that last step, it's a doozy!"Exactly how many more construction jobs can be cut now that so many are gone? In poker, we call it "The Risk of Ruin". When you're down to the felt and you've passed your ATM limit, there's nothing left to play with.Not to fear, we can employ all these guys to pull up weeds.