The economy gained 266K jobs — but they didn’t go to women
May 7, 2021
Episode 428

The economy gained 266K jobs — but they didn’t go to women

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Plus: Self-driving, "SNL," Twitter tips, "Game of Thrones" and more in this jam-packed happy-hour episode.

In a typical month, 266,000 new jobs would be amazing. But April (and the 12 months before that) was not a typical month. Economists expected about a million, the labor market’s still in a deep hole and on balance, we expected women to get some of them. On today’s show we’ll take you behind the numbers, plus a little on Elon Musk’s autopilot problem and another round of our favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty.

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The team

Molly Wood Host
Donna Tam Interim Senior Producer
Tony Wagner Digital Producer
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