Some indicators to watch for the economic recovery. : The Indicator from Planet Money 2020 was a tough year for the economy. How different will 2021 be? Today on the show, we take a look at three of our favorite indicators for the new year.
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New Year, New Indicators

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New Year, New Indicators

New Year, New Indicators

New Year, New Indicators

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2020 was not a great year for the global economy. In the United States alone, there are still nearly ten million out of work.

As we enter the new year, people are starting to wonder how the economy will look in 2021. Will things improve quickly or are we in for a long and bumpy road?

Cardiff and Stacey pick three indicators to watch for the economic recovery.

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