This quite severe-looking chart has been floating around this morning: it shows unique visitors to the front page of five Gawker Media sites, not all uniques to the site, and is based on Gawker Media internal stat pages (which are described as "broken" by the company). And everyone is making a big "Gawker is doomed" stink over it, but I don't buy the numbers being representative, really; see directly-measured Quantcast, above. (N.B. Trust Quantcast for directly measured traffic, as in this case, but not "sampled" traffic.)
Still, it's interesting that Denton is sending out pageview charts in response, as he doesn't care about pageviews. "Search traffic [...]
New employment numbers today! Here's a brief digest for you. 48,000 people were hired by the census; "Service-producing industries added 121,000, including 39,000 in government." There were 13,310,000 unemployed people a year ago; as of this March, there were 15,005,000. The number of people unemployed for more than six months is double what it was a year ago. Average weekly earnings went from $750.72 to $763.98 over the course of a year. The full-time worker ("unemployed persons who have expressed a desire to work full time or are on layoff from full-time jobs") unemployment rate was 9.3% a year ago; it is now 10.5%.