A follow-up on three indicators we've been watching since the start of this year : The Indicator from Planet Money Way back in January, when the economy was in a very different place, we picked three indicators to watch. Almost 12 months later, we're seeing how they fared.

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Real estate, real wages, real supply chain madness

Real estate, real wages, real supply chain madness

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Trucks transport cargo containers at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Back in January, the economic story of 2022 was a mystery — the economic topics that have come to define this year were still unknowns. Even so, we decided to pick three key indicators to watch for 2022. And as the new year approaches, we're revisiting them to see what those indicators say about how the economy has fared since. Between real estate, real wages and a real dose of supply chain chaos, we've got plenty to talk about — and maybe a fresh set of indicators to watch for 2023 up soon!

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