Economic Numbers


Fri May 4, 2012
NPR Story

The Politics Of Unemployment Data

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 10:30 am



This MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.

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Thu May 3, 2012


Wed May 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Stocks Give Back Some Gains After Weak Economic Data Are Released

After hitting its highest mark since December 2007 on Tuesday because of a bullish report about the health of the manufacturing sector in April, the Dow Jones industrial average is right now down about 45 points (less than 0.3 percent) because of negative news about hiring and manufacturing.

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Wed May 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Hiring Slowed In April, Report Signals

Businesses added just 119,000 jobs to their payrolls in April, a sharp drop from an estimated 201,000-gain in March, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

The private group's report is "a troubling sign" two days before the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues its figures on April employment growth and unemployment, The Associated Press says.

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Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Stocks Rallying After Bullish Manufacturing News

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 2:34 pm