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Mixed Messages in a Strong U.S. Jobs Market: Your Questions Answered

WSJ What’s News

14-04-2024 • 13 mins

According to the numbers, the U.S. jobs market is doing well. The Labor Department says employers added 303,000 jobs in March, 100,000 more than most economists expected, and the unemployment rate remains close to lows not seen since the 1960s. So why do so many Americans feel frustrated by their employment prospects? Wall Street Journal reporter Harriet Torry and columnist Calum Borchers answer your questions on the labor market. Luke Vargas hosts. Further Reading Brisk Hiring Bolsters Fed’s Cautious Stance on Rate Cuts  These College Seniors Locked In Job Offers. Here’s How They Did It.  How Gen Z Is Becoming the Toolbelt Generation  Americans Don’t Care as Much About Work. And It Isn’t Just Gen Z.  What’s Wrong With the Economy? It’s You, Not the Data  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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