People of Northwest Public Radio
Fri May 4, 2012
The Politics Of Unemployment Data
Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 9:30 am
The Labor Department announced unemployment figures for April on Friday. The jobless rate fell to 8.1 percent, from 8.2 percent in March. There have been conflicting signals about the strength of the economy, and the way voters interpret those signals could have a major impact on the presidential race.