Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

01/30/2018: What the unemployment numbers say about racial inequality

January 30, 2018

(U.S. Edition) President Trump is slated to give his first State of the Union speech tonight, where he's expected to bring up his goal of revamping the country's infrastructure. But how's he going to pay for it? We'll look at where the funds could come from. Afterwards, we'll discuss the wide gulf between the black unemployment rate — even though it's at its lowest level since the government began tracking it in 1972 — and the white unemployment rate, along with the job barriers that exist for African-Americans. 

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.