On Friday’s NewsHour…
JOB NUMBERS: UNEMPLOYMENT STILL GRIM | The latest job numbers show the economy is struggling to get back on track. In July, the government cut 131 thousand temporary Census jobs and only about 71 thousand jobs were gained by the private sector. Ray Suarez sits down with economist Lisa Lynch and New York Times writer David Leonhardt to assess the latest numbers.
99ER’S: AMERICA’S LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED | The Labor Department reported almost half of the unemployed have been out of work for 27 weeks or more, that accounts for 6.6 million people. Paul Solman looks at those who have been unemployed 99 weeks or longer as part of his ongoing reporting on Making Sense of Financial News.
GOOD JOBS NEWS IN N.C. | As a part of NewsHour Connect, which showcases some of the best public broadcasting reporting from around the country, Rob Holliday of UNC TV brings some good news on the jobs front in North Carolina.
TOP CHEFS GIVE SCHOOL LUNCH A HEALTHY MAKEOVER | The Senate just passed a $4.5 billion bill to fund programs for child nutrition in schools. A pair of top-line chefs are contributing their services to make good on that promise.
Friday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Ray Suarez. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and look at features on the Web, including letters from Americans who have been out of work for more than 99 weeks on NewsHour Extra, find a science lesson plan on oil spill cleanup on our site for teachers and students and, on the Art Beat, watch a preview of Jeffrey Brown’s report on the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
We hope you’ll join us.