Where will this economy be in December 2022?
Dec 9, 2021

Where will this economy be in December 2022?

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Also on today's show: China's state-sponsored espionage and why worker productivity numbers matter to the non-economists among us.

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Reporting from December 2022: The jobs market remains strong

Dec 9, 2021
Climb into the Marketplace time machine.
Job creation is likely to slow down a bit in the next year.
Joe Raedle via Getty Images

What will inflation look like one year from now?

Dec 9, 2021
Inflation is the highest it's been since the Reagan years — and still climbing. If it's this high now, what what will December 2022 will be like?
Economists think inflation is likely to persist in 2022. To what extent? That's harder to say. Above, traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 8.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

"There’s a limit to what I can do,” says owner of trucking company at center of shipping logjam

Dec 9, 2021
“Drayage” might not be a household word, but it’s a critical link in global supply chains.
Francia and Antonio Cortez own A&F Transportation, a short-haul trucking company. A&F is one small part of a complex system that moves goods around the world.
Richard Cunningham/Marketplace

What worker productivity numbers can reveal

Dec 9, 2021
Productivity drops can confirm other trends like rising wages and shortages of materials.
Labor productivity is a measure of worker output and can be used by the IRS to forecast tax collections.
xavierarnau via Getty Images

China's state-sponsored industrial espionage is part of a larger system

Dec 9, 2021
Experts estimate that intellectual property theft is costly for countries — and that China is frequently the main culprit.
For years, U.S. prosecutors have accused Chinese companies, including solar companies, of stealing trade secrets. Above, a worker walks near solar modules in China's northwest Gansu Province.
Feng Li via Getty Images

China's state-sponsored industrial espionage is part of a larger system

Dec 9, 2021
Experts estimate that intellectual property theft is costly for countries — and that China is frequently the main culprit.
For years, U.S. prosecutors have accused Chinese companies, including solar companies, of stealing trade secrets. Above, a worker walks near solar modules in China's northwest Gansu Province.
Feng Li via Getty Images

What worker productivity numbers can reveal

Dec 9, 2021
Productivity drops can confirm other trends like rising wages and shortages of materials.
Labor productivity is a measure of worker output and can be used by the IRS to forecast tax collections.
xavierarnau via Getty Images

What will inflation look like one year from now?

Dec 9, 2021
Inflation is the highest it's been since the Reagan years — and still climbing. If it's this high now, what what will December 2022 will be like?
Economists think inflation is likely to persist in 2022. To what extent? That's harder to say. Above, traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 8.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

"There’s a limit to what I can do,” says owner of trucking company at center of shipping logjam

Dec 9, 2021
“Drayage” might not be a household word, but it’s a critical link in global supply chains.
Francia and Antonio Cortez own A&F Transportation, a short-haul trucking company. A&F is one small part of a complex system that moves goods around the world.
Richard Cunningham/Marketplace

Reporting from December 2022: The jobs market remains strong

Dec 9, 2021
Climb into the Marketplace time machine.
Job creation is likely to slow down a bit in the next year.
Joe Raedle via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Chicago Falcon The Budos Band
Tape Machine STRFKR
Dark Lady DJ Food
Antenna Bonobo
Not Dead Yet Lord Huron

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer