Streams

New Jobs Numbers

Monday, February 07, 2011

Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the Department of Labor's new jobs report released last Friday.

Guests:

Peter Coy

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

Comments [5]

Gaetano Catelli

what did this segment have to do with it's title, "The Job Numbers"?

Feb. 07 2011 11:24 PM

for shame BL
30 minutes on huffpoo drama and 5 minutes on the unemployed (mostly in egypt)
can u talk about unemployment in the USA for real soon!

Feb. 07 2011 10:43 AM
dan k from Chelsea

Our real unemployment rate is 16.1%. This # is always skewed in the country. See quote below.

"Discouraged workers are those who have stopped searching in the last four weeks. Excluding them from the workforce and the unemployment equation artificially lowers the U-3 unemployment rate. The real unemployment rate (U-6), which includes workers who stopped looking for jobs or had to settle for part-time jobs - is at 16.1%."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ignored-but-Important-What-etfguide-3975332067.html?x=0&.v=1

Feb. 07 2011 10:35 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Ask Mr. Coy if he thinks that the numbers were spun by the Administration.

Fewer jobs....but unemployment declined?????

Underemployment is reported by the WSJ to be 19.2%

Feb. 07 2011 10:34 AM

What’s the employment rate for those with college degree vs only a high school diploma?

i have a feeling most of the unemployed thought they would live the american middle class dream and skip college. this seems to be a thing of the past. (unless u are willing to play russian roulette and join the military)
someone should tell the people upstate or michigan there are never going to be enough unskilled jobs in those places ever again, MOVE.

Feb. 07 2011 07:40 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.