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    Minimum Wage Increases and the Economy

    David Cooper and James Sherk talked about how increases in the minimum wage at state and local levels would affect local economies and businesses and the effect on workers' standards of…

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    March Jobs Report

    Kate Davidson talked about the Bureau of Labor Statistics' March 2016 jobs report, which showed unemployment unchanged at 5 percent with employers adding 215,000 jobs.

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    February 2016 Jobs Report

    Shobhana Chandra talked about the February 2016 jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the previous day, as well as the overall health of the U.S. economy.

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    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in Detroit, Michigan

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, talked about some of her proposals to create more jobs and grow the economy at…

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    President Obama Statement on February Jobs Report

    President Obama spoke to reporters after a meeting with his economic advisers. He talked about the February 2016 jobs report released that day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which…

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    President Obama on Jobs and the Economy

    Before the daily White House briefing, President Obama talked about the economy following the release of the January 2016 jobs report, report, which showed the unemployment rate below five…

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    Book Discussion on Shadow Work

    Craig Lambert talked about his book, Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day, about the work the public does for free that was once done by paid, entry-level workers,…

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    Labor Participation Rate and Unemployment Numbers

    Robert Doar talked his recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, in which he argues that although the unemployment rate is down, the U.S. labor-force participation rate, at 62.6 percent, is…

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    December 2015 Jobs Report

    Victoria Stilwell reported by telephone about the December 2015 jobs numbers released the previous day and what they suggest about the strength of the U.S. economy.

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    Veteran Employment Opportunities, Part 3

    Panelists spoke at a national summit on creating employment opportunities for veterans and military families. The event also served as the launch of the Veteran Employment Transition…

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    Veteran Employment Opportunities, Part 1

    Former President George W. Bush was among the speakers at a national summit on creating employment opportunities for veterans and military families. The event also served as the launch…

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    Veteran Employment Opportunities, Part 2

    Former first lady Laura Bush was among the speakers at a national summit on creating employment opportunities for veterans and military families. The event also served as the launch of…

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    October 2015 Jobs Numbers

    Erica Groshen and Eric Morath talked about the October jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This program was part of Washington Journal’s regular Friday…

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    September 2015 Jobs Report

    Victoria Stilwell talked about the September j2015 obs report released the previous day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed the unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent with…

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    August Jobs Report and Interest Rates

    New York Times reporter Nelson Schwartz talked about the latest jobs report and implications for the Federal Reserve interest rates.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He recognized Labor Day by highlighting the economic progress the country had made such as the lowered unemployment rate. He also…

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    August 2015 Jobs Report

    Victoria Stilwell reported by telephone about the Department of Labor’s August 2015 jobs report, released the previous day, which showed the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the August 2015 jobs report released the previous day. Bloomberg reporter Victoria Stilwell was interviewed by phone about the jobs…

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    Low-Wage Economy

    Anthony Carnevale talked about the study released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce on employment, salaries, and job prospects for recent and soon-to-be…

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    Ben Casselman on the Unemployment Rate

    Ben Casselman talked the Department of Labor’s July jobs report, which showed the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.3 percent, and what this could mean for the overall economy.

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