Here’s the problem with low, low unemployment

Tracey Samuelson Sep 13, 2018
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Here’s the problem with low, low unemployment

Tracey Samuelson Sep 13, 2018
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Unemployment in the United States currently stands at the low, low 3.9 percent. What’s not to like? A new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston argues that, historically, a low unemployment rate can signal trouble for the economy. It seems there is some danger in too much employment.

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