How to read all the new jobs data coming in
Jul 6, 2023

How to read all the new jobs data coming in

Plus: A look at the car market, and a conversation with an artist who took a job in the Alberta oil sands to pay off her student debt fast.

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Job data's all over the place, but things are still pretty good for some workers

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ADP and other labor market signals point to continuing interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve.
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Immigrant workforce reaches near record level

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Foreign-born workers are continuing to play a crucial role in a tight job market.
Tisheeka Wallace is assistant manager of Pacci's Trattoria, where immigrants make up one-fifth of the workforce.
Nancy Marshall Genzer/Marketplace

Low inventories are starting to look like the new normal

Early in the pandemic, businesses worried about too little stock. That’s changed.

The crude reality of student debt

Kate Beaton wanted to get rid of her student debt — fast. So she took a job in the Alberta oil sands, where the typical rules of society don’t always apply.

After years of not being able to get them, Americans want their wheels — no matter the cost

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New light vehicle sales, including cars, SUVs and pickups, were up about 20% in June from this time a year ago.
Lots of consumers feel confident they’ll have the money to buy vehicles they might have once considered unaffordable.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Thames Water, the UK’s biggest water company, struggles to plug a hole in its finances

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Huge debts and raw sewage threaten the future of a major British utility.
Joan Fennelly, left, and Jo Robb of the Henley Mermaids swimming in the Thames — in spite of the sewage. “We’ve seen it all and it’s very upsetting.”
Mimisse Beard

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer