Jim Zarroli Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.
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Jim Zarroli

Correspondent, Business Desk, New York

Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.

Over the years, he has reported on recessions and booms, crashes and rallies, and a long string of tax dodgers, insider traders, and Ponzi schemers. Most recently, he has focused on trade and the job market. He also worked as part of a team covering President Trump's business interests.

Before moving into his current role, Zarroli served as a New York-based general assignment reporter for NPR News. While in this position, he reported from the United Nations and was also involved in NPR's coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the London transit bombings, and the Fukushima earthquake.

Before joining NPR in 1996, Zarroli worked for the Pittsburgh Press and wrote for various print publications.

He lives in Manhattan, loves to read, and is a devoted (but not at all fast) runner.

Zarroli grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, in a family of six kids and graduated from Pennsylvania State University.

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Latest Unemployment Numbers Show Millions More Out Of Work

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Congress Has Committed $2 Trillion To Economic Relief. It's Considering Even More

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Labor Department Reports 6.6 Million Jobless Claims

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The economic rescue package just passed by Congress will push this year's budget deficit above $3 trillion. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Was Already Deep In Debt. This Year's Deficit Will Be 'Mind-Boggling'

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Claims for unemployment benefits are spiking across the country as businesses shut down to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Andrew Kelly/Reuters hide caption

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3.3 Million File Unemployment Claims, Shattering Records

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As Coronavirus-Hit Industries Request Bailouts, Not All Want To Oblige Them

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The coronavirus pandemic has closed businesses around the country as the government asks people to stay home. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An Urban Outfitters store displays a closed sign in Santa Monica, Calif. With businesses shutting down around the country, a flood of new unemployment claims are pouring in. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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Jobless Claims Spike Throughout Country As Coronavirus Pauses Business

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A man wearing a protective face mask walks at a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing on Feb. 27. Business activity in China has all but halted, with entire cities under quarantine and industries forced to lay off workers. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus Spreads Recession Fears Around The World

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U.S. stock indexes rose sharply on Monday in anticipation of the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut, but stocks fell again on Tuesday after the Fed acted. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Dow Plunges Nearly 800 Points, Despite Fed Rescue Attempt

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