Verizon Strike May Be Over, But Work Stoppage Will Hit Jobs Report

Verizon Strike May Be Over, But Work Stoppage Will Hit Jobs Report

The 45,000 striking Verizon workers agreed to return to their jobs earlier this week while a contract is ironed out, but the time away from their posts could have far-reaching effects on the economy. Because the workers were off the job the week the Labor Department surveyed employers, they won’t count among the ranks of the employed for the August jobs report. [More]