U6 unemployment vs U3 unemployment. Interestingly, the wider measure of unemployment has flat lined over the last couple of months Here is a table with the recent data:
Here is a short MSNBC video discussing the impact of public sector employment in general on the recession (with comparisons to past recessions). I think some of the conclusions they draw are overstated, but the numbers are interesting:
Finally, I grossly overstated the jobs impact of hiring back teachers. The number is actually 300,000 teachers have been laid off since Nov 2011. Also, the info is from a tweet (from a credible source, mind you) so take that as you will. Anyway, I have already spent too much time on this factoid!
*Estimates of arms exports varies widely, but I did not see anyone claim more than around $20 or $30 billion in annual foreign arms sales.