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Economy: Jobs and Unemployment / Rhode Island #1022258

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 04, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The job creation and unemployment figures for the month cited; graph shown.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) This latest jobs report examined; statistics cited. [Crestron CEO George FELDSTEIN††- says the sky is not falling.] [Economist Ellen ZENTNER††- says there is a sense that we’re almost there and it doesn’t quite happen.] [Crestron vice president Randy KLEIN††- worries about the impact of the presidential election.] The drop in the price of oil noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The number of Americans who stopped looking for work cited; graph of Americans in the workforce since 1981 shown.

(Greene, Rhode Island: Elaine Quijano) The struggle for Rhode Island residents to find work featured; statistics on manufacturing jobs lost cited. [Unemployed Gilda PAUL††- comments on being laid off after her plant moved production to China and India and Mexico; talks about the possibility of moving to another state.]

Pelley, Scott;
Mason, Anthony;
Quijano, Elaine

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