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Can the jobs report predict the future of the economy?

Justin Ho Jan 4, 2019
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Can the jobs report predict the future of the economy?

Justin Ho Jan 4, 2019
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The Labor Department’s jobs report for December was unequivocally strong, but it can be hard to square a good month of hiring with predictions of an economic slowdown and the market turbulence as of late. But when it comes to economic data, there’s a difference between learning how the economy’s been doing and how the economy will do in the future.

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