Where are the Jobs?

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photoThe campaign for the presidency hinges in no small part on U.S. job growth, and job growth in July looked lousy. Friday's U.S. Department of Labor jobs report was disappointing. Only 32,000 jobs were added, when experts had forecasted over 200,000. We have been told that we are in the midst of an economic recovery. But where are the jobs?

Many say the new jobs report is a sign of economic weakness, rather than a "soft spot," as Alan Greenspan has said. Either way, the presidential candidates will need to convince Americans that they have a solution.

Tune in to hear the facts about the state of U.S. job growth, what it means for the future of jobs in America, and what presidential candidates Bush and Kerry plan on doing about it.


Jon Hilsenrath, reporter for the Wall Street Journal

Kevin Madden, spokesman for the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign

David Barrett, Democratic spokesman and global economic analyst

Thomas Kochan, economist at the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT's Sloan School of Management, author of "Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy"

Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist and President of Decision Economics, Inc.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on August 9, 2004.


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