Oct 302013

In this CNN Student News: Wildfire Outbreak in Australia; Syrian Refugees

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: It`s Wednesday. I`m Carl Azuz. This is CNN STUDENT NEWS. Today, we`re starting with economics. When people want to see how a country`s economy is doing, they can study different indicators. The stock market or retail sales, for example. Two other indicators are government reports that come out every month. The national unemployment rate and the number of jobs added or lost. This month`s report says that in September the economy added 148,000 jobs. That`s fewer than the previous month. Also, the unemployment rate went down a little bit to 7.2 percent. The numbers in these reports don`t always match up, that`s because the two numbers come from separate surveys, one asks businesses about hiring, the other asks individual households about their employment status.


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