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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Chris Arnold previews the September jobs report

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Looking for work: The scene at a job fair in New York City earlier this year. Figures on job growth and unemployment in April are due Friday morning. Shannon Stapleton /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Yuki Noguchi previews the April jobs report

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Yuki Noguchi talks with David Greene about the latest employment report

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From 'Morning Edition': Yuki Noguchi talks with David Greene

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