Jobs and the Jobless


A "Now Hiring Scooper" sign is posted at Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream store, Wednesday, April 27, 2011.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Hour 1

The new job numbers came out last week — 244,000 jobs were created in April, mostly in the private sector, but still the unemployment rate crept up two-tenths of a percent.  So what do these latest figures say about how our economy is faring?  And what do these statistics mean for people searching for work?    Marty talks with CARL VAN HORN, Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, about jobs and joblessness in the United States.  And, SHEILA WATKINS, the Philadelphia Regional Commissioner for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, describes the state of employment in the Philadelphia region

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