What does a good jobs report mean for Americans?

Americans are finding jobs. A lot of jobs. U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, putting the U.S. unemployment rate at a 17-year low. Why is the economy doing well? Who is it benefiting? And what does that mean for the American worker?

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Wall Street Journal economy reporter Eric Morath and Michigan State University professor, Lisa Cook about the latest U.S. jobs report.

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