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Making sense of a disappointing jobs report
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Economists expected 1 million new jobs in April. We added 266,000. Also on the show, why the Federal Reserve is pointing to risks in the current economy and we hear from restaurants in Texas finding it hard to attract staff.
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The Weekly Wrap: About that jobs report
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Nela Richardson, chief economist at ADP, and Heather Long, economics reporter at the Washington Post, about the why the April jobs report missed the mark and what it might say about the state of the recovery.
The pandemic's still weighing down the economy, despite some encouraging signs.
Soaring asset prices, as in the stock market, and risky bets by financial firms could be vulnerabilities.
United States of Work: Rocio Montano
On this segment of our ongoing series “United States of Work,” we hear from construction worker Rocio Montano about how she’s using extra time and money saved during the pandemic to further her education.
Restaurants across the state are in fierce competition for workers — most of whom, post-COVID-19, want safer and better-paying jobs.
In a rural community within 40 miles of Washington, dozens of families live without potable running water.