Nov 6, 2020

OK news for the job market from October

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Plus, social media companies swatting down election misinformation. And, the possibility of two runoff elections for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, and what that means for campaign money.

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The job market is still in recovery, but it's also still losing momentum

Nov 6, 2020
The decline in unemployment has slowed since an early rebound from the first wave of COVID-19 shutdowns.
The manufacturing and construction sectors have done pretty well throughout the pandemic, but But, jobs in travel, hotels and restaurants are still way down.
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Facebook, Twitter and more crack down on violent rhetoric, election misinformation

Social media companies are now in the business of trying to swat down misinformation, as is clear from the 2020 election.
Since Election Day, Twitter has put about a third of President Donald Trump’s tweets behind a fact-check label.
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Runoff in Georgia Senate races would mean big spending

Nov 6, 2020
Candidates are likely to use money to double-down on TV and online advertising, and to get out the vote.
The runoff races in Georgia will likely focus on people who voted third-party in the general election.
Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director