Jobs Friday Meets Listener Q&A : Planet Money Happy Jobs Friday! The U.S. economy created 164,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged. But to send you into your weekend with more pep, we answer some listener questions.
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Jobs Friday Meets Listener Q&A

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Jobs Friday Meets Listener Q&A

Jobs Friday Meets Listener Q&A

Jobs Friday Meets Listener Q&A

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A construction worker lays down shingles on the roof of a new house in Brandon, Miss., on June 19.
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Happy July Jobs Friday! The jobs report for July confirmed that the labor market is slowing down compared to last year — but that doesn't mean it was a bad report. About 164,000 jobs were added in July which, ten years into the economic expansion, is still a reasonably healthy number. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%.

Today on The Indicator, our friend of the show Martha Gimbel from the Indeed Hiring Lab summarizes the jobs report and answers some listener questions about the labor market.

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