vice president kamala harris and labor secretary marty walsh met with workers today ahead of the president's deadline for federal employees to improve their vaccination status. proof must be shown by november 8 or face unpaid suspension followed by termination. it is the latest stepin the president's push to increase vaccination rates. it could include a measure to expand or temporarily remove the cap on the federal deduction on state and local taxes. the house ways and means committee chairman said addressing the $10,000 deduction limit imposed by republicans in their 2017 tax overhaul is still on the table. key democratic advocates said they prefer a complete repeal of the cap. a volcano in southern japan erupted, sending gray smoke into the sky. the warning level was raised to 3 on a scale of 5, warning hikers and residents to avoid the mountain. global news 24 hours a day, on air and on quicktake by bloomberg, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries. i am mark crumpton. this is bloomberg. >> welcome to "bloomberg markets ." matt: i am matt miller. welcome
marty walsh is the u.s. secretary of labor. spoke to jon ferro a little earlier on on this very issue. sec. walsh: this is a worldwide issue with the part is patient right in the workforce. we clearly have more work to do. people are concerned about the delta variant. people are concerned about their health. i think people are reevaluating their work-like balance and changing careers. guy: let's recap what we know, what we don't know, what we need to know, with bloomberg's international economics and policy correspondent michael mckee. where is everybody? where are the workers that we need to fill for the job openings we know exist? peter: maybe we need to ask -- michael: maybe we need to ask an astronomer because the numbers are a black hole. we have not only stalled out in closing the gap, but this is the rate at which we would have added more people to the employment roles had dependent not happened. so we still have a pretty big gap to fill. it didn't change all that much with this report at 6.8 million people, depending on
the opinion of the secretary of labor, the gentleman from boston, marty walsh, not only on the american labor economy, but on what the red sox need to do to beat the evil horde from tampa. this is bloomberg. ♪ jonathan: from new york city, good morning. a big downside surprise on the payrolls report. is 194,000 good enough to get it done? that conversation coming up. "the countdown to the open" starts right now. >> everything you need to get set for the start of u.s. trading. this is "bloomberg: the open" with jonathan ferro. ♪ jonathan: from new york we begin with the big issue. is 194,000 enough to skip over a low bar? >> this jobs report is huge. >> they were likely to taper started in november. >> the ceiling is important. >> they told us they start november. >> you would have to have a pretty catastrophic payrolls. >> the fed has been pretty clear in its communication.
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