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PBS NEWSHOUR

What's the big deal about official economic data?

  • Aired: 03/06/2014
  • 07:27
  • Rating: NR
The monthly jobs report is big news on the first Friday of every month, swaying the financial markets and prompting immediate analysis. But should these numbers matter so much? A new book, “The Leading Indicators,” argues we overvalue data like the GDP and inflation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to author and analyst Zachary Karabell.
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