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What Is A Good Unemployment Number, Really?

NPR | Jan. 3, 2013 3:50 a.m. | Updated: Jan. 3, 2013 8:17 a.m.

On Friday, new unemployment numbers will be released for December. In last month’s report, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, a four-year low. For a preview of the labor market prospects for the new year, Steve Inskeep talks to Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, an international consulting firm.

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