There are an increasing number of articles cronicling the human toll that the job losses are having the United States.
The New York Times and Mercury News have both published articles recently that reflects the significant impacts the the downturn continues to have on families and individuals.
The Silicon Beat has a regular feature Pink Slip 2.o which chronicles layoffs in Silicon Valley.
There are also a number of sites that have started to tally the layoffs and associated carnage, including: Layoff Blog, Fucked Startups, Techcrunch Layoffs, Pinks Slips on Wallstreet and Screwdd.
In Canada, Stats Canada has published data on the impact of past tech layoffs that are good predictors for the present.