As a man who is very good at math and has a BBA I simply dont understand how this works. It looks like someone either made an editorial error or is intentionally fudging the numbers. If we lost 247,000 jobs yet unemployment dropped by from 9.5 to 9.4 percent then that would mean our country would have to have a net population loss of at least 500,000 people. Did 500,000 more people die than were born last month or did 500,000 people on top of the net population growth leave the country? It doesn't add up.