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August Jobs Report: 169,000 Jobs Created, Unemployment Dips To 7.3 Percent

Friday, September 06, 2013

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report, which shows the economy added 169,000 jobs last month. In addition to adding jobs, the unemployment rate dipped, though only to 7.3 percent. WNYC's Business and Economic Editor, Charlie Herman, joins The Takeaway to explain what these numbers mean and how the Fed might react.

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The Takeaway

September Jobs Report: Not Quite as Bad?

Friday, October 08, 2010

The September jobs report comes out today; this month's report carries some special weight. For politicians, it's the last unemployment report Americans will hear about before the mid-term elections. For the Federal Reserve, it will affect policy when the it meets in November; many expect a loosening of monetary policy based on how the economy is faring.

Overall though, economists are predicting the September report will not show too much change in unemployment figures. Businesses are still slow to hire, but layoffs are not rising. There may not be much in the way of job growth, and many, many Americans are still unemployed, but fewer people are losing their jobs.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Court's New Term; Jobs Report; Tutu Retires

Monday, October 04, 2010

For the first time in 35 years, the Supreme Court begins a new term without Justice John Paul Stevens. We'll finally get to see the first signs of what kind of justice his replacement, Elena Kagan, will be. Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR's weekly radio show, Latino USA, and Charlie Herman, econoics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, look at the significance of this new term for the Supreme Court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

August Job Numbers

Friday, September 03, 2010

James Parrott, deputy director and chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, discuss national and local job numbers for August.

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The Takeaway

Jobs Report Released: 131,000 Jobs Lost in July

Friday, August 06, 2010

While private employers added 71,000 in July, the economy lost 131,000 jobs overall and unemployment remained unchanged at 9.5 percent. Many of the job losses were due to the expected reduction in Census Bureau staff. The numbers put increased pressure on Washington to find ways to help the economy.

Lakshman Achutan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, analyzes the report and what it could mean for you and where jobs are headed in the months ahead.

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WQXR News

U.S. Employers Cut More Jobs Than Expected in July

Friday, August 06, 2010

The nation’s payrolls shrunk by 131,000 jobs last month. That's another troubling sign that the recent economic recovery could be stalling.

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WNYC News

Employers Cut More Jobs Than Expected in July

Friday, August 06, 2010

Employers cut more jobs than expected in July as the government reported that the nation’s payrolls shrunk by 131,000 jobs. That's another troubling sign that the recent economic recovery could be stalling.

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