Unemployment and the Economy

Rex Nutting talked about unemployment and the economy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The previous day… read more

Rex Nutting talked about unemployment and the economy and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The previous day the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the July 2009 unemployment rate dropped slightly to 9.4%, the first decline in 15 months. The economy lost 247,000 jobs in July 2009, the smallest number since August 2008. Mr. Nutting talked about its significance, especially as it relates to the overall strength of the economy. 

A video clip of President Obama’s reaction to the employment figures the previous day was shown at the beginning of the program. close

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Aug 8, 2009

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