The numbers would be even worse but for the stimulus package. According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, the stimulus is saving or creating between 200,000 and 250,000 jobs a month. Without it, job losses in September would have been nearly twice what they actually were.
In the rest of the piece, he makes a sobering case for more stimulus spending. Why? Because the federal government is the last resort for spending to get the economy going. Huffington Post has the whole piece.