Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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- Heartland on the Radio: Peter Ferrara on Tony Katz Today - July 7, 2017
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Heartland Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara was on Tony Katz Today on WIBC-AM in Indianapolis, Indiana this afternoon.
Peter was on to talk about the encouraging jobs numbers released today.
(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. economy added 220,000 jobs in June, the best showing since February and well above analysts’ expectations of 174,000.
The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics also said the number of employed Americans — which set records in February, March and April — set another record in June, at 153,168,000 employed. And the number of Americans not in the labor force — after four straight monthly gains – dropped a bit to 94,813,000. …
The labor force participation rate rose a tenth of a point to 62.8 percent in June, which is within two-tenths of a point where it’s been since January.
Tony and Peter also talked about how pro-growth policies will keep the good news coming even faster. Listen to the interview in the player below. Peter comes in at the 12-minute mark — and Tony loved Peter’s line that “we’re not going to go back to the 1930s with Bernie Sanders” — but listen to the whole hour of great radio.