The damages inflicted on America on 9/11/2001 – both in terms of human casualties and financial losses – can be measured to near accuracy.
- We know for certain less than three thousand (2,996) people were killed on all three attacks on that day
- We also know for certain that
- there were approximately $40 billion losses in insurance
- there were approximately additional 143,000 jobs loss for a period of three months following the attacks ( estimates provided by the Department of Labor Statistics).