Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

10/06/2017: What new jobs numbers do (and don't) reveal

October 06, 2017

(Markets Edition) The jobs numbers have been released and while the big news is a contraction of 33,000 jobs for September, we take a closer look at many factors, including the job growth the hurricanes spurred, promising car sales data and a drop in the unemployment percentage. Plus, Elon Musk wants to replace Puerto Rico's shattered electricity grid, and the GOP wants to reform intergenerational wealth transfer, dropping the tax on estates of more than 5.5 million per individual left behind.

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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.