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Economy: Employment #952115

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 07, 2009
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) Labor Department figures showing a drop in unemployment and a slowdown in jobs lost cited.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Cautious optimism about the job market and the economy featured; average job loss statistics cited; scenes shown from a job fair in New York; details given about growth industries. [President OBAMA – says the worst may be behind us.] [BNP Paribas economist Julia CORONADO†- says people left the labor force.] [SMG Consulting, Inc. Kadejhra BARNES†, Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc. Alicia RAYMOND†- comment on the job market.]

(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.

(North Palm Beach, Florida: Mark Strassmann) The drawback of lower salaries for downsized workers who find new jobs featured; statistics on long-term earnings after layoffs cited. [Formerly laid-off Chuck DETTMAN††, David HIMMELHEBER†, Bill SANKEY†, Karen CARRON†- comment on their situations.]

Glor, Jeff;
Mason, Anthony;
Strassmann, Mark

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