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June 21st, 2011
Episode 384 of 960 episodes
Unemployment is still dangerously high. But things are looking up for both households and companies. On today's Planet Money, economist Mark Zandi says households have been steadily reducing their debt over the past few years. Companies slashed 8.5 million jobs in the recession and their productivity has soared. But one thing that Zandi is still worried about: the federal government's long-term deficit.