Fri November 2, 2012
Labor Department To Release Jobs Report
Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 11:43 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renée Montagne.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
And I'm Steve Inskeep. It's a busy Friday morning before the election. Around 8:30 Eastern Time the government releases the final monthly snapshot of the job market before the election.
MONTAGNE: Last month the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent, the lowest in years. This month analysts expect the number may tic up again, though a separate survey may show another net gain in total people employed.
INSKEEP: Whatever the numbers, they will shape the debate in the campaigns' final weekend, although by now, millions of people have already voted. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.