How the gas boom transformed a small town in Louisiana
Dec 3, 2021

How the gas boom transformed a small town in Louisiana

We'll also tackle this week's economic news, hear about the rise and fall of the National Women's Football League and discuss the impact of seesawing return-to-office plans.

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The Weekly Wrap

To digest this week's muddled jobs report and more economic news, "Marketplace" host Amy Scott chats with Heather Long of the Washington Post and Kate Davidson with Politico.

Warehouse jobs increased by 50,000 this month. Are those jobs here to stay?

Dec 3, 2021
That sector now employs more than 200,000 more people than it did before the pandemic.
Warehouse employment has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the job market since 2019. Above, workers in an Amazon fulfillment warehouse.
Chris J. Ratcliffe/AFP via Getty Images

In small-town Louisiana, the natural gas boom is paying a lot of bills

Dec 3, 2021
High prices are driving even more drilling in areas where fracking took off in the 2000s.
Grand Cane, Louisiana, sits above the Haynesville Shale, a rock formation that contains natural gas. Above, a drilling rig operation is shown behind Louisiana swampland.
grandriver via Getty Images

Report to the office. No, don't. OK, come now. Actually, wait.

Dec 3, 2021
Delta, omicron — they are messing with return-to-office plans.
Google is among the companies to announce return-to-office plans, then delay them because of the spread of coronavirus variants.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

How a professional women’s football league broke barriers

Dec 3, 2021
"Hail Mary" tells the story of the pioneering National Women’s Football League, which found it hard to compete for attention with men’s sports.
The National Women’s Football League started in 1974 and folded in 1988. Above, a scene from a game between the Dallas Bluebonnets and the Los Angeles Dandelions.
Photo provided by Joyce Johnson of the L.A. Dandelions

Music from the episode

Tightrope Janelle Monáe
Closer Project Pablo, Patrick Holland
Tidal Waves The Shacks
Rare Form Millionyoung

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer