Mar 5, 2021

Long-term unemployment hits highest level in 9 years

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More than 4 million workers have been jobless at least 6 months. Also on today's show: why full retail recovery hinges on women getting back to work.

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The Weekly Wrap: The jobs report

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Nela Richardson, chief economist at ADP, and Catherine Rampell at the Washington Post about the Labor Department’s February jobs report, the relief package pending in Congress and rest of the week’s economic news.

Full retail recovery hinges on women getting back to work

Mar 5, 2021
Whether or not women recover economically from this pandemic is everybody’s problem.
More than half of the jobs lost during the pandemic have been lost by women.
Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Chipotle and others are putting diversity plans into action

Mar 5, 2021
Chipotle is making executive bonuses contingent on hitting diversity and sustainability targets.
Chipotle's plan also addresses gender and pay equity, and helping existing employees move up in the company.
Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

For the long-term unemployed, jobs report is not so upbeat

Mar 5, 2021
The longer people are away from the workforce, the longer it takes to return.
People who have been out of work for prolonged periods may lose the confidence they need to keep looking.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The uncertain future of commuter friendships

Mar 5, 2021
We could lose a unique kind of relationship due to working from home.
An empty Amtrak car headed for the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to the pandemic, riders would enjoy camaraderie and make career connections.
Matt Levin/Marketplace

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer