U.S. Labor Policy

Officials talked about a Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report showing employment rose by 96,000 in August and unemployment was down to… read more

Officials talked about a Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report showing employment rose by 96,000 in August and unemployment was down to 8.1%. They said the job numbers weren’t enough to alleviate unemployment rates and that the participation rate in the workforce was at a 30-year low. They also said that the economy was growing at a “pedestrian pace” and that the “fiscal cliff” was the most important issue that Congress had to address in the short run. They responded to questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Randy Johnson Vice President U.S. Chamber of Commerce->Labor and Employee Benefits
  • Martin Regalia Senior Vice President and Chief Economist U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 10, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 11, 2012

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  • Sep 10, 2012 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 10, 2012 | 11:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 11, 2012 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 11, 2012 | 4:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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