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HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT: Joint Economic Committee To Hold Hearing On November Jobs Report

Dec 01 2008


 JEC to Examine Newly Released Employment Figures from Bureau of Labor Statistics as Job Losses Mount in All Sectors of the Economy

November Jobs Report Likely To Add To 1,200,000 Jobs Lost So Far in 2008

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, December 5, 2008 at 9:30 am in Room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Rep. Maloney will preside over the hearing, entitled “The Employment Situation: November 2008.” In the wake of ten straight months of job losses, Dr. Hall will assess the recent developments in the labor market.
WHAT:              JEC Hearing: “The Employment Situation: November 2008”
WHO:                Dr. Keith Hall, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics                  
WHEN:              9:30 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2008
WHERE:            Room 106, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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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