We open 2023 with a big week for the labor market
Jan 2, 2023

We open 2023 with a big week for the labor market

On Friday, we’ll get the government’s official jobs report for December. And on Wednesday, we’ll get the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey. That report will tell us how many layoffs happened in November. Certain industries, like tech and finance, have been letting workers go. But that isn’t necessarily a sign that the broader economy is slowing down. Plus, we look at the latest from the International Monetary Fund, which believes 2023 is going to be a "tougher" year than 2022 was for the global economy. And, a look back at all things crypto last year.

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Layoffs are not necessarily cause for broader economic alarm

Jan 2, 2023
Unemployment claims show that laid-off workers are not staying unemployed for long. That's because hiring remains strong.
Hiring outpaced layoffs at a rate of 4 to 1 in October.
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The IMF is warning that 2023 will be a "tougher" year than 2022 for the world economy

Our editorial partners at the BBC spoke with Bill Blain, strategist and head of alternative assets at Shard Capital in London for more.

Reviewing the year in crypto

The BBC’s Will Bain looks back at the year in crypto trading, from wild fluctuations in currency values to exchange collapses.

The team

Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Katie Barnfield Producer, BBC
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC