Weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 308,000

Weekly jobless claims -- which rose slightly to 308,000, were released Thursday morning. 

Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to discuss the job outlook and the ongoing budget troubles in Washington. 

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Diane Swonk is chief economist with Mesirow Financial, based in Chicago.

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