Analysis Rep. Maxine Waters: 170 million people could lose their jobs due to sequestration February 28, 2013 | 2:19 pm | Modified: February 28, 2013 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said 170 million people could lose their jobs because of the sequester cuts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) As of January 2013, there were 143,322,000 jobs in America – plus the uniform military. But according to Rep. Maxine Waters, over 170 million could lose their jobs if the sequester cuts happen. (Video via Washington Free Beacon) Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.