Posted by Nancy Farghalli

For The Breakdown: What's Working in the Job Market, Friday, October 7, 2011

Marketplace hit the road, visiting communities across the country where jobs have been added, where companies are hiring, where Americans are finding their way back into the labor market. So where are the bright spots? And are they are bright enough to energize the economy?

Here are the songs we played in the special:

  • Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and JohnBuy
  • Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the PeopleBuy
  • Her Hollow Ways - Danger MouseBuy
  • Go with You - Toro y MoiBuy
  • Southbound - Blue ScholarsBuy
  • Rolling With a Dub - Ari RozeBuy
  • Artist's Valley - BibioBuy
  • Hunch - Plant LifeBuy
  • If 6 Was 8 - SzjerdeneBuy
  • Narrow Sun - Fool's GoldBuy
  • So it Seems - Wing and HollowBuy

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