Unemployment is down, but who counts as "employed"?
Dec 18, 2018

Unemployment is down, but who counts as "employed"?

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President Trump not-so-subtly urges the Fed to "feel the market" instead of raising the interest rate this week. Unemployment continues at record lows, but that depends on who counts as "employed." It turns out women are participating less and less in the labor market. Plus, the good news: teen drug use is down. The bad news: vaping is up... like, way up.

Today's show is sponsored by IndeedSelligent  and the Alliance for Lifetime Income.

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Drug use is down among teenagers, but vaping is up big

Dec 18, 2018
The use of e-cigarettes has nearly doubled since last year.
Vaping products are displayed at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California.
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President Trump not-so-subtly urges the Fed to “feel the market” instead of raising the interest rate this week. Unemployment continues at record lows, but that depends on who counts as “employed.” It turns out women are participating less and less in the labor market. Plus, the good news: teen drug use is down. The bad news: vaping is up… like, way up.

Today’s show is sponsored by IndeedSelligent  and the Alliance for Lifetime Income.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC