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The U.S. economy added more than 209,000 jobs in July.
Today's report from the Labor Department was the latest sign in a busy week of economic news that things are looking better for American households and businesses. The biggest gains came in the professional services, manufacturing and retail sectors.
Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd joins host Jeremy Hobson to discuss what this means for Americans.
- Peter O'Dowd, assistant managing editor for Here & Now. He tweets @odowdpeter.
This segment aired on August 1, 2014.