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HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT - Joint Economic Committee to Hold Hearing on September Jobs Report

Oct 01 2008


 JEC to Examine Newly Released Employment Figures from Bureau of Labor Statistics as Job Losses and Falling Real Wages Spread Across the Economy

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) respectively, will hold a hearing on the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly employment figures with Commissioner Keith Hall on Friday, October 3, 2008 at 9:30 am in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Rep. Maloney will preside over the hearing, entitled “The Employment Situation: September 2008.” In the wake of eight straight months of job losses through August, Dr. Hall will assess the recent developments in the labor market.
WHAT:              JEC Hearing: “The Employment Situation: September 2008”
WHO:                Dr. Keith Hall, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics                  
WHEN:              9:30 a.m., Friday, October 3, 2008
WHERE:             Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106

The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy.

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