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Friday, August 1, 2014

U.S. Employers Continue Hiring Streak

In early June, pedestrians walked by a now hiring sign in the window of a San Francisco Ross Dress for Less store. In May, U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs, according the Labor Department. The hiring pace remained strong in June as employers added 288,000 jobs. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In early June, pedestrians walked by a now hiring sign in the window of a San Francisco Ross Dress for Less store. In June, U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs, according the Labor Department. The hiring pace remained strong in July as employers added 209,000 jobs. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The U.S. economy added more than 209,000 jobs in July.

Today’s report from the Labor Department was the latest sign in a busy week of economic news that things are looking better for American households and businesses. The biggest gains came in the professional services, manufacturing and retail sectors.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd joins host Jeremy Hobson to discuss what this means for Americans.

Guest

  • Peter O’Dowd, assistant managing editor for Here & Now. He tweets @odowdpeter.

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Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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