PODCAST: Jobs numbers and the Olympics

Istanbul 2020 sports ambassador looks on during a Istanbul 2020 Bid Committee press conference ahead of the 125th IOC Session at Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Centre on September 5, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 169,000 jobs last month, falling below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent.

Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?

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