May 4, 2018

05/04/2018: We haven’t seen unemployment this low in almost two decades

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(Markets Edition) The April jobs report is out, revealing the U.S. added 164,000 jobs to the economy and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent. We'll talk to Chris Low — chief economist at FTN Financial — about why he…

(Markets Edition) The April jobs report is out, revealing the U.S. added 164,000 jobs to the economy and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent. We’ll talk to Chris Low — chief economist at FTN Financial — about why he thinks the rate has dipped to this point, which may have to do with the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration. Afterwards, we’ll look at how mobile homeowners in Seattle are being pushed out by skyrocketing real estate values, and what some residents are doing to fight back. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC