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Headlines have been overwhelmed with the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. Meanwhile — as the world continues to turn — the national unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since 1969. According to The Wall Street Journal:
The jobless rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since December 1969, the Labor Department said Friday. Employers added 134,000 jobs to payrolls, a record 96th straight month of gains. Wages rose 2.8% from a year earlier, a solid if still unspectacular rise.
Not everyone is seeing the record unemployment rate as good news. The WSJ even recognized this on Saturday,
“We hear the whining among sages that there is a recession looming as interest rates inevitably rise and the effect of the supposed “sugar high” of spending and tax cuts fades.”
Love it or hate it, extempers need to take a stand on the unemployment numbers.
This week’s final round goes deep into the record unemployment rates. Other topics include the opioid epidemic, the new “Medicare for all” democratic platform, Trudeau’s popularity, and much more!
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