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Episode 612: The Indicator Strikes Back

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Episode 612: The Indicator Strikes Back

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Episode 612: The Indicator Strikes Back

Episode 612: The Indicator Strikes Back

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The Kobal Collection
Jacob Goldstein
The Kobal Collection

Look at the numbers today, and things seem promising for the economy. The unemployment rate is low, and home prices are up. But when you look under the hood, you see that in a lot of ways the financial crisis is still with us.

Today on the show: the return of the Planet Money indicator. We've got three numbers that remind us where we've been and tell us where the economy is going.

Music: Dr. Wylie's "Happy Money" and Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.