Planet Money and The Indicator make their case for the year's top indicator : Planet Money Will it be inflation? Striketober? The supply chain? Our hosts make their case, and the choice is up to you.

The economic indicator of the year

The economic indicator of the year

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This was an extraordinary year for the economy. A year of bungled supply chains, rising prices, workers quitting. And in a year like this, it's hard to decide what to name "Indicator of the Year."

But decide we must.

Planet Money hosts join The Indicator's Stacey Vanek Smith for a game of indicator family feud. Everyone makes their case for the top economic indicator of the year. But only one host can wear the crown, and only one indicator can reign above them all.

Vote for your favorite indicator by tweeting @theindicator or by emailing indicator@npr.org with "Indicator of Indicators" in the subject line.

Music: "Strip Parade," "Terry and Mildred," "Don't Let Me Down," and "Shark."

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