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The real story behind the red-blue hiring divide
Jun 5, 2023
Episode 938

The real story behind the red-blue hiring divide

A reminder to be cautious with data points.

Hiring data shows that Republican-leaning states have been consistently hiring faster than Democratic-leaning states, and it’s been that way since before the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll unpack the trend and get into the relationship between hiring and job growth. Plus, an inclusive running club is making us smile. And, are we handing out five-star reviews too freely?

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