As I attempt to focus my job search enough that I can actually get a new job, I stumble upon this fun fact. Maybe I need to get a job studying STDs like that guy!
The U.S. job market may still be down, but the GETTING-IT-ON WITHOUT A CONDOM market is THRIVING.
According to a new report from the CDC, there were 19.7 million new cases of STDs in the U.S. in 2008. That same year, we lost 2.9 million jobs. And since then, we’ve gained about 1.3 million jobs a year.
In other words, American STDs are outpacing American jobs.
New STD infections lead to about $16 BILLION per year in medical costs.
Of those new STDs in 2008, 2.86 million were chlamydia . . . 1.1 million were trichomoniasis. . . 820,000 were gonorrhea . . . 776,000 were syphilis . . . 55,000 were herpes . . . 41,000 were HIV . . . and 19,000 were Hep B.
There were 1,524,092 bachelor’s degrees awarded in the United States in the 2007-2008 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That means the total number of new STIs in 2008 outpaced the total number of new bachelor’s degrees by nearly 13 to 1, and the number of new STIs among Americans in the 15-to-24 age bracket outnumbered new bachelor’s degrees by more than 6 to 1.
While the CDC estimates that there were 19.7 million new STIs in the United States in 2008, data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the total number of people employed in the country actually declined by 2.9 million during that year.