Jobs, the Minimum Wage, and Unemployment Insurance

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Dow posted its highest closing since last November, topping the 9000 mark for the first time since January. And the minimum wage goes up today from $6.25 to $7.25. But some say this will create more joblessness, pushing the nation’s unemployment-insurance system into a severe and long-term test. To talk about all of this is Peter Morici, economist and business Professor at the University of Maryland, and Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times.

Guests:

Jason Deparle

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya and Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Carrie

I found myself completely distracted this morning during this story counting the number of times Farai said "you know" (6 times in one half-articulated question)while stumbling through this interview.

Farai - I usually love your insights and commentary. But please, think before you speak v. speaking while you're thinking. And (please) separate your commentary from your questions. Your stream-of-consciousness style detracts from your credibility on important issues.

Thanks.

Jul. 24 2009 08:03 AM

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