A Story Develops: New Jobs Numbers and Rising Unemployment

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 06:08 PM

Last Friday, the new jobs numbers set off a flood of comments from our listeners. As we evaluated what this meant for job-seekers across the country, guests, listeners and others reacted to our coverage and helped to create it.  Below, follow how the story evolved, from our first on-air segment with Dan Gross to an emotional interview from a woman looking for work, to listeners compelled to give their own story.

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abigail crine from Boston

I am a career counselor and have had my share of jobs to make ends meet, barely, when my corporate job was eliminated. Please cover the other side of unemployment which is not how many jobs has a person applied for but how many people have they called or emailed or spoken to in any given day. There are jobs, not great jobs, but jobs people can do to keep themselves in the job market. Most think that sending a resume is looking for a job.

Jul. 13 2011 07:06 AM
Karen from NJ

I agree with Tom from SeaBright, NJ.The president cannot force private industry to create jobs.At least gov't workers pay taxes. On the other hand certain jobs go begging; they lack applicants who have the needed skill sets/training. Those who want "no big gov't" don't hold the president responsible for unemployment with resulting loss of health benefits. Try getting cancer treated in the ER

Jul. 12 2011 07:29 PM

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