MEDIA ADVISORY  
JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE TO HOLD EMPLOYMENT HEARING ON RELEASE OF NEW APRIL JOBS REPORT
 
JEC to Address New Jobs Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics in Light of Three Consecutive Months of Job Losses and Further Deterioration of Economy

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn 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, May 2, 2008 at 9:30 am in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562.  Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will preside over the hearing, entitled “The Employment Situation: April 2008.”  Given three consecutive months of job losses so far, Dr. Hall will assess recent developments within the labor market.

WHAT:        Joint Economic Committee Hearing on
                  “The Employment Situation in April 2008”
WHO:          Dr. Keith Hall, Commissioner,
                  Bureau of Labor Statistics                                  
WHEN:        Friday, 9:30 a.m., May 2, 2008
WHERE:      Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562

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.
www.jec.senate.gov

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