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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#14 Job Loss City

March 6th, 2009

Episode 106 of 936 episodes

U.S. unemployment hit 8.1 percent in February — unless you count the underemployed, too, in which case it's 14.8. Economist Howard Rosen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics takes your questions about the real picture, COBRA, and which industries might be hit next. Plus: Ken Rogoff of Harvard says the economy's not so bad, if you look back over eight centuries or so. And Planet Money editor Jonathan Kern reads his "Villanelle for Uncertain Times."

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