From the Marketplace Desk of Correlation is not necessarily Causation, but it sure is interesting:
Buried in that jobs report this morning was this — plucked out by the Wall Street Journal, I should say.
The motion picture industry added 15,000 jobs last month.
15,000 after averaging a mere 700 a month for the past year or so.
Figure it out yet?
The Force has awakened indeed.
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