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Jul 6, 2012

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The June employment report from the Labor Department comes out today. But while today's numbers offer us a snapshot they won't give us the long-term trends -- one of which is shaped like a "U." Following last week's big Supreme Court ruling on health care, states like Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina have said they won't expand Medicaid programs. And Cyndi Lauper explains how she hopes to end LGBT youth homelessness.

Segments From this episode

China works on importing North Korean workers

Jul 5, 2012
Despite being the biggest country in the world, China is having something of a labor shortage. So it's importing tens of thousands of North Koreans to work in low-wage jobs in factories.

Hospital lobbyists gear up after health care ruling

Jul 6, 2012
They stand to gain big if states expand Medicaid. But it's going to be a battle, and states like Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina have already said they don't want to expand the program.

Cyndi Lauper on advocating for LGBT youth

Jul 6, 2012
The singer-songwriter discusses her motivations behind trying to help LGBT homeless youth with her True Colors Fund.

The shape of the jobs economy

Jul 6, 2012
Economists call it "U-shaped" as jobs in the middle grow fewer.

June jobs report may be lackluster

Jul 6, 2012
Many economists are expecting fewer than 100,000 new jobs created, and unemployment to hold at 8.2% for the month of June.

Why companies practice 'stack rating'

Jul 6, 2012
The other day on its website Vanity Fair previewed an article about life at Microsoft. And it details a particular human resource practice that drove employees up the wall: something called "stack rating." What exactly is it?

British Parliament investigating London's financial center

Jul 6, 2012
The British Parliament has started investigating the ethics of London's financial center. This follows that big scandal involving the British bank Barclays, which was fined a half billion dollars for rigging a key interest rate called LIBOR.

Markets down on jobs report, uncertainty

Jul 6, 2012
U.S. markets are down slightly this morning on the latest jobs data from the Labor Department which said that just 80,000 jobs were added in the U.S. last month and unemployment remained at 8.2 percent.

June unemployment sticks at 8.2%; 80,000 jobs added

Jul 6, 2012
The U.S. Labor Department has released its monthly jobs report. Employers added just 80,000 jobs last month, while unemployment stayed stagnant at 8.2 percent.

Obama adviser Alan Krueger talks June jobs numbers

Jul 6, 2012
The economy added 80,000 non-farm jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, puts the latest numbers in perspective.

PODCAST: A Labor Department report, a Nintendo symphony

Jul 6, 2012
The June employment report from the Labor Department comes out today. But while today's numbers offer us a snapshot they won't give us the long-term trends -- one of which is shaped like a "U." Following last week's big Supreme Court ruling on health care, states like Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina have said they won't expand Medicaid programs. And Cyndi Lauper explains how she hopes to end LGBT youth homelessness.

One solution to the nation's unemployment problem

Jul 6, 2012
So as this unemployment report continues to show stagnant growth, many politicians, experts, armchair economists are chiming in on the best way to solve the unemployment problem in the U.S. One idea being floated is inspired by Germany: working fewer hours.

The June employment report from the Labor Department comes out today. But while today’s numbers offer us a snapshot they won’t give us the long-term trends — one of which is shaped like a “U.” Following last week’s big Supreme Court ruling on health care, states like Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina have said they won’t expand Medicaid programs. And Cyndi Lauper explains how she hopes to end LGBT youth homelessness.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC