Scott Horsley

White House Correspondent for NPR News

Scott Horsley appears in the following:

Hiring Slowed In August With The Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Friday, September 03, 2021

Hiring slowed sharply in August, as businesses and would-be workers responded to a surge in new coronavirus cases. Employers added just 235,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate dipped to 5.2%.

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U.S. Hiring Slows Sharply As Latest Coronavirus Surge Slams The Brakes On The Economy

Friday, September 03, 2021

Hiring slowed in August as a surge in new coronavirus infections weighed on the economic recovery. Employers added just 235,000 jobs last month, a sharp drop from June and July.

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Analysts Expect August's Job Gains To Be Smaller Than Previous Gains

Friday, September 03, 2021

Forecasters say a surge in new coronavirus cases likely weighed on hiring last month, after big job gains in June and July. The Labor Department reports on August employment on Friday.

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Millions Will Lose Unemployment Benefits. That Doesn't Mean They'll Return To Work

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Enhanced unemployment benefits launched during the pandemic expire next week, cutting a vital lifeline for millions of jobless Americans. Research suggests most will not find work right away.

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Pandemic Jobless Benefits End Next Week For Millions Of Unemployed Americans

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

While the job market has improved, millions are still relying on pandemic unemployment benefits, which are set to run out soon. Some states have already cut benefits, but that plan may have backfired.

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How The U.S. Is Handling The Rise In Inflation

Saturday, August 28, 2021

We look at the latest inflation numbers — which are high and rising — and how the federal government plans to respond to those figures.

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Powell Says It May Soon Be Time For The Fed To Start Reducing Its Big Economic Support

Friday, August 27, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the economy continues its recovery, hinting the central bank could dial back its extraordinary efforts to prop up the economy later this year.

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With FDA Approval Of Pfizer, More Employers May Require COVID Vaccinations

Monday, August 23, 2021

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has given formal approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, more employers may insist that their workers get the shot.

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Finding Workers Is Harder Than Ever. The Economic Impact Could Be Significant

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Employers hired more than 1.8 million workers in June and July. But millions of others are still on the sidelines. That's leading to long wait times and is forcing some businesses to turn down orders.

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The Taliban Could Soon Face A Cash Crunch As Countries Cut Off Funding To Afghanistan

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Taliban could soon be facing a cash crunch. The U.S. and other countries have taken steps to cut off the international financing which Afghanistan has relied on for much of the last two decades.

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Wages Are Increasing, But So Are The Costs Of Essentials Like Rent, Food And Gas

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Consumer prices rose 5.4% in the 12 months ending in July, matching the highest rate of inflation in nearly 13 years. The cost of rent, food and gasoline continues to climb.

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July's Inflation Data May Be Lower Than June's, But Prices Continue To Rise

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Labor Department on Wednesday releases the latest snapshot of consumer prices. Forecasters think inflation was a little bit milder in July than the month before.

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Wages Are Going Up — And So Is Inflation. Consumer Prices Have Hit A 13-Year High

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Consumer prices rose 5.4% in July, compared to a year ago. Here's one thing to watch going forward: How rising wages impacts inflation.

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Average Wages Are Going Up, And So Are Prices

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Employers have figured out what it takes to find workers in a tight job market: higher wages. Restaurant wages have increased almost 10% over the last year, which could affect menu prices.

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The U.S. Has Regained Almost 3/4 Of The 22 Million Jobs That Were Lost Last Year

Friday, August 06, 2021

U.S. employers added 943,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate fell to 5.4%. Nearly 70% of the new jobs went to women.

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Restaurants Are Dangling Vacation And Matching 401(k), But Many Workers Aren't Biting

Friday, August 06, 2021

As the U.S. economy continues to rebound from the pandemic recession, lots of people are going back to work — but not as quickly as many employers would like. Employers added 943,00 jobs in June.

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Farmers Have A Big Problem On Their Hands: They Can't Find A Way To Ship Their Stuff

Friday, July 23, 2021

Cargo ships are unloading containers in the U.S. and immediately shipping them out, empty, to Asia. That's frustrating American farmers and exporters who are struggling to get products overseas.

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Transportation Tie-Ups Are Causing Headaches For The Export Business

Friday, July 23, 2021

The bottlenecks aren't just making it hard for Americans to get their hands on imported products. They're also hurting exporters whose containers may leave U.S. ports empty.

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Families Are Receiving A Child Tax Credit. Janet Yellen Says It Should Be Permanent

Thursday, July 15, 2021

In an interview with NPR, the Treasury secretary calls to permanently expand the child tax credit being paid out to American families starting this week.

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Fed Chair Powell Says Recent Spike In Prices Is Temporary

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is testifying on the economy before a House panel a day after a key inflation gauge hit a nearly 13-year high.

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