More Jobs, But are They As good?

Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 12:45 PM

Non-farm employment grew by 151,000. While some 14.8 million people remain out of work, the data suggests some are still finding new jobs, suggesting continued reason for cautious optimism on the job front. 

Former airline worker Richard Iritano, who remains unemployed since March, came on the show today to speak about his own experience. But there are also those who have been able to find work in the last month. 

Are you one of the people who has found a new job? How does it stack up to former employment? 

If you haven't, do you remember a time in which you were newly employed? If so, tell us your story. We're curious to hear if your new job proved as good as your old one. 

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DangerWillRobinson

The job figures quoted from Thursday's ADP report claim 151,000 new jobs were created (I guess in November?), yet today's figures, a mere one day later say the actual number of jobs created were around 39,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 9.8%.

What's up with this? Is there any fact checking when reporting anything?

Seriously, I listen to John and Celeste each morning. While I enjoy some of the banter it's becoming more and more about how clever John's response to anything will be rather than actual, factual news.

When two days of employment news directly conflict with each other and there's no analysis, no hey-what's-going-on-here or any other discussions about what's really going on with the economy, I have to ask why bother listening to NPR?

Dec. 03 2010 10:23 AM
john from seattle

letters cost 10-20 bucks to deliver by UPS or FEDEX!! often wondered why businesses pay at least 10 times more to gain ONLY a couple days in delivery time. not to mention most mail sorting technology was developed by the feds and paid for by taxpayers!!

Dec. 03 2010 09:54 AM
Ed from Nashville, Tennessee

The Postal Service is essential to business and delivers mail and packages to areas where other services will not. Not all people have e-mail as hard as that is to believe. If the government would streamline it we would all benefit.

Dec. 03 2010 09:38 AM

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