The numbers of hirings in the United States dramatically decreased following Hurricane Sandy. However, most experts claim the economy remains healthy and is creating jobs at a decent rate. The unemployment rate is estimated to remain close to 7.9% for now. Due to the spending cuts set to take place in January, many are worried that hiring will decrease resulting in higher unemployment which could put the economy in the decline. People will be effected even if the unemployment rate remains the same. Workers who were dropped due to Sandy are categorized as temporarily out of work and therefore not unemployed. This storm could have a large impact on the U.S economy.