How can we tell when inflation is on its way down?
Dec 1, 2022

How can we tell when inflation is on its way down?

Today, we do the numbers on the data used to predict where inflation is headed. Plus, new teachers, layoffs and Europe's food export powerhouse.

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How do we know if inflation is really slowing down?

Dec 1, 2022
Inflation has dipped slightly, according to a key measure known as the PCE. But economists have their favorite indicators.
Economist Betsey Stevenson is taking an experiential approach to gauging inflation — like when will grocery store sticker shock end?
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Eyes on the jobs reports

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Kathryn A. Edwards of RAND to hear what economists will be looking at in tomorrow’s November jobs report.

Is anyone who lost their job blaming the Fed?

Dec 1, 2022
About 225,000 filed unemployment claims last week. The public soured on the Fed the last time it jacked up interest rates to quell inflation.
While the public hasn't soured on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell as much as it did on Paul Volcker in the '80s, a Gallup poll finds approval of the Fed slipping.
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What it means to be a new teacher in 2022: "I'm a student teaching students"

Dec 1, 2022
School districts, flush with cash from federal Covid relief funds, are looking to hire, and new teachers are figuring out how schools must adapt in the wake of a pandemic.
New teachers are navigating the start of their careers in the wake of the pandemic.
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Americans are saving little — while they spend up a storm

Dec 1, 2022
The personal saving rate declined in October to its lowest point since 2005. "A lot of people are close to the edge, unfortunately," an analyst says.
Consumers are increasingly dipping into their savings to pay for things — including basic expenses.
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How the Dutch used technology and vertical farming to became a major food exporter

Dec 1, 2022
The technology allows leafy greens to be grown next to where people will eat them, says Laura Reiley of The Washington Post.
Micro greens grow at a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer