Roundtable: Unemployment Rate Slightly Dips The newest unemployment numbers show first-time unemployment claims dipped slightly last week, but the jobless rate is still the highest in almost 30 years. Plus, President Barack Obama's second pick for Commerce Secretary bows out of the job.
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Roundtable: Unemployment Rate Slightly Dips

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Roundtable: Unemployment Rate Slightly Dips

Roundtable: Unemployment Rate Slightly Dips

Roundtable: Unemployment Rate Slightly Dips

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The newest unemployment numbers show first-time unemployment claims dipped slightly last week, but the jobless rate is still the highest in almost 30 years.

Plus, President Barack Obama's second pick for Commerce Secretary bows out of the job.

Joining Tony Cox on today's reporters' roundtable are John Yearwood, world editor at the Miami Herald; Laura Washington, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times; and Susie An, a freelance reporter for WBEZ in Chicago.