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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jobs Report: Your Long-Term Unemployment Stories

Friday, January 10, 2014

Today's jobs report shows 74,000 added jobs, and a drop in the unemployment rate -- but also a persistent problem of "discouraged workers" dropping out of the workforce entirely after searching for jobs. Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan economist and currently a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses the trend, and helps take your long-term unemployment stories.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Employment Paradox

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New York City keeps adding jobs, but the unemployment rate stays the same. Barbara Byrne Denham, chief economist at Eastern Consolidated, talks about NYC employment paradox and what it says about the area economy.

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WNYC News

States Release New Jobs Figures

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New York State’s economy added 21,500 private sector jobs in March 2012, the State Labor Department reported Thursday. But in a sign that the economic recovery may be flagging in the region, New Jersey reported losing 9,000 jobs last month.

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WNYC News

New York City Continues to Add Jobs

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Private employers in New York City hired more than 65,000 workers from February 2011 to February 2012 according to the New York State Department of Labor.  New figures released on Thursday also showed that during the same period, private companies in the state added over 138,000 jobs.

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WNYC News

Employment Numbers Show Uptick in Hiring

Thursday, March 08, 2012

New York City experienced record-breaking job growth in January. Employers added 31,200 jobs — the highest one month gain in the last 23 years — according to analysis of New York State Labor Department by the real estate firm Eastern Consolidated.  

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The Takeaway

Jobs Report Slightly Better Than Expected

Friday, August 05, 2011

The U.S. economy added 117,000 jobs in July, lowering the unemployment rate to 9.1 percent. The new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics bring a flicker of optimism to the markets after the worst day on Wall Street in three years. The European debt crisis conflated with fears the U.S. may be entering another recession has lead to a violent investor sell off around the world. Asian markets all closed down around 4 percent, and U.S. futures have been volatile this morning. Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, has the latest.

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