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U.S. Economy Adds A Paltry 38,000 Jobs In May

Hundreds of Verizon workers strike outside of the telecommunications company's Brooklyn offices on April 13, 2016 in New York City. Some officials are blaming the strike in part for weaker than anticipated job gains in May. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Hundreds of Verizon workers strike outside of the telecommunications company's Brooklyn offices on April 13, 2016 in New York City. Some officials are blaming the strike in part for weaker than anticipated job gains in May. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Wall Street fell today upon news of the smallest monthly addition of jobs in almost six years.

The U.S. added just 38,000 jobs in May, a shockingly low number to some economists that stirred fears of an economic slowdown, and could influence monetary policy at the Federal Reserve.

Marilyn Geewax, NPR senior business editor, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young for a closer look at the lackluster jobs numbers and what they mean for the U.S. economy.

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