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Economy: Jobs Report #961872

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 04, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Unemployment statistics cited.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Signs of a turnaround in the job market examined; scenes shown from a support group meeting for the unemployed in Des Moines; underemployment rate cited. [PNC chief economist Stuart HOFFMAN†- predicts job growth will rise.] [Economic Policy Institute Heidi SHIERHOLZ†- notes the hole in the labor market is profound.] [Support group founder Suzanne HULL††, underemployed Mary WERLEY‡- comment.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) President Obama’s plan to create jobs previewed; scenes shown from a town hall meeting in Allentown, Pennsylvania; unemployment rate in and around Allentown cited. [In Allentown, OBAMA – says we’ve got a long way to go.] [Allentown resident Joe MIHALSHIK‡- says there is nothing being done about jobs.] [Representative John BOEHNER†- criticizes the plan to pay for the proposals with money returned by bailed-out banks.]

Couric, Katie;
Mason, Anthony;
Reid, Chip

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