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Open Phones: Your Jobs Report

Monday, February 06, 2012

The national unemployment rate is down to 8.3%, the lowest since early 2009.

Listeners: Tell us the stories behind the numbers. What's your jobs report? Are you recently employed? Tell us about your search and how you're feeling about the new job. Are you an employer? Are you getting back to hiring? Why? Call us at 212-433-WNYC or comment here!

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Comments [4]

oscar from ny

This city looks poor, drugs
, prostitution, and thiefs are the only ones making a little change...all our helpers are busy helping the arabs and the world...there is little hope left..

Feb. 06 2012 11:49 AM
tony from bayside

I recently got a gig that started on January 16th that'll last (hopefully) till february 16th. Since early 2009 i have been trying to get a full-time position but I feel the recession created a new paradigm. Today most employers can pay lower wages with no benefits etc. I fall under the underemployed, however I am currently learning programming/web development and hopefully I'll be more marketable.

Feb. 06 2012 11:41 AM
C.

I work in fashion design and lost my job last spring, and was unemployed for 5 months when I got a job paying the same as my previous one but without health insurance. Then I lucked into a much better job through a former coworker- I started last week and so far it's been going great! My new company had just created the position, so it's real "job creation," and a formerly unemployed person took my last position. Things are looking up!

Feb. 06 2012 11:39 AM

" unemployment rate of college graduates who are at least 25 years old is just 4.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In contrast, 13.8 percent of high school dropouts, 8.7 percent of high school graduates, and 7.7 percent of college dropouts are unemployed." - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/long-term-unemployment-college-graduates_n_1250418.html

Feb. 06 2012 10:10 AM

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