‘Furloughed’ or ‘unemployed’?
Jan 31, 2019

‘Furloughed’ or ‘unemployed’?

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The January jobs numbers are due Friday morning. How will they reflect all those federal workers who were told to stay home during the partial government shutdown? What does the Fed easing on raising interest rates mean moving forward? Plus, we hear from one federal contract worker who talks about how she is dealing with not getting the shutdown back-pay afforded to others.

Today's show is sponsored by the University of Florida Warrington College of BusinessWasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.

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Will the recent government shutdown show up in the jobs report?

Jan 31, 2019
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its January jobs report on Friday.
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
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How a minor tap on the fender can require thousands of dollars in repairs

Jan 31, 2019
Increasingly popular advanced safety features can create surprising costs for consumers.
AAA recently found cars with advanced safety features commonly cost twice as much to repair as other vehicles.
Ben Bradford/Marketplace

The January jobs numbers are due Friday morning. How will they reflect all those federal workers who were told to stay home during the partial government shutdown? What does the Fed easing on raising interest rates mean moving forward? Plus, we hear from one federal contract worker who talks about how she is dealing with not getting the shutdown back-pay afforded to others.

Today’s show is sponsored by the University of Florida Warrington College of BusinessWasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director