September 7, 2011

Dismal jobs report

August's jobs report was the worst in a year, according to the U.S. Labor Department; no net jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. Joy Cardin's guest discusses reasons for the dismal announcement, President Obama's upcoming jobs speech to Congress, and when the job climate may improve. Listen here.

Guest: Bill Rodgers,
Professor of Public Policy and chief economist, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University. He served on President Obama's Department of Labor transition team and was the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor in 2000-2001.