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PODCAST: March jobs report

Stacey Vanek Smith Apr 4, 2014
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U.S. President Barack Obama walks with an employee in Fred's Pro Hardware, June 3, 2011 in Toledo, Ohio. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: March jobs report

Stacey Vanek Smith Apr 4, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama walks with an employee in Fred's Pro Hardware, June 3, 2011 in Toledo, Ohio. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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Employers hired 192,000 people in March. That’s a strong showing, but not quite as high as economists had expected. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent. 
Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to discuss.

Also, it appears the jobs market is improving, slowly but surely. But are things really getting better on the ground? We put that question to Ron Martinez, who owns a sports bar in Los Angeles and says he’s been hiring.

Meanwhile, take-out is the theme of the day on Wall Street. GrubHub starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. In addition to operating its own food delivery app, GrubHub owns online food delivery site, Seamless. Grubhub shares are priced at $26 a piece — valuing the company at about $2 billion. Why is Grubhub such an attractive investment? Marketplace’s Jeff Tyler takes a look.

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