Chris Arnold, Ernesto Falcone, Dave Mattingly discussed on Morning Edition
Time Now it's 6 30. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly, employers in the U. S added 266,000 jobs during the month of April, far fewer than economists were forecasting. The nation's jobless rate went up to 6.1%. NPR's Chris Arnold has more on the latest numbers from the Labor Department. This is a much weaker jobs report than expected, most economists predicted a gain of well over a million jobs, so this is just a quarter of that. Also, job gains from prior months were revised a bit lower. There are still about eight million fewer people employed than before the pandemic, and at the same time, businesses say they're having trouble finding people to fill the jobs that they have open. So that's a bit puzzling to economists. Some people are still unable to return to work because their kids aren't back in school or due to covert health risks. Also, more generous unemployment benefits probably have some people waiting to return to work. On the bright side is restaurants and bars reopened they hired on 187,000 more people last month. Chris Arnold. NPR news authorities in Texas say they believe human smuggling was involved when law enforcement discovered more than two dozen people in the back of a tractor trailer near San Antonio. It was stopped along Interstate 10. The driver was taken into custody. Atlanta's mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, says she won't seek a second term in office. This is NPR news from Washington. Live from KQED News. I'm Brian walked in Oakland. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is asking outside agencies to help in reviewing the autopsy of Mario Gonzales. The Oakland man died after city of Alameda police officers pinned him to the ground while trying to arrest him. Last month. The Bay Area News group reports that the sheriff's office has yet to complete an autopsy on Gonzales. It is ask pathologist from other areas to do a peer review of the autopsy autopsy after it's completed and it's convening a committee to review findings in the case. A new report from the California Cable and Telecommunications Association says access to high speed Internet is improving among rural and underserved Californians. But barriers to connectivity still remain for millions of residents. Quds Alice Wolfe Lee has more. According to the report around 370,000 households will gain access to high speed Internet because of state and federal broadband projects approved over the last year and a half, But Ernesto Falcone of the Electronic Frontier Foundation Says the report is using outdated metrics when it defines high speed and that cable companies air dragging their feet to avoid the high cost of installing 21st century infrastructure. Data and moving information has never been cheaper, but we don't have the infrastructure in place to actually do it in that neck surgeries, fiber optics, I say about a third of California has, I can infrastructure and two thirds does it. Falcone says. If the state invest in fiber optics, many of the challenges to connectivity will be resolved. I'm Alice will flee KQED.