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Feb 2, 2018

02/02/2018: How long can the longest recovery go on?

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(U.S. Edition) With the Labor Department set to release the January jobs report soon, we'll look at the pace of economic recovery. It's been improving for years, but how long can that pace keep up? Afterwards, we'll talk about the uncertainties facing the oil market, and then discuss how insurers are handling the opioid epidemic.

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The pace of job creation has been slowing

Feb 2, 2018
The pace of job creation has declined every year since a post-recession peak of 250,000 per month in 2014. Last year, job creation was down to about 170,000 per month. And it could slow even more over the next couple of years. That’s because with unemployment so low, employers are having a harder time finding […]

(U.S. Edition) With the Labor Department set to release the January jobs report soon, we’ll look at the pace of economic recovery. It’s been improving for years, but how long can that pace keep up? Afterwards, we’ll talk about the uncertainties facing the oil market, and then discuss how insurers are handling the opioid epidemic.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC