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Fishkind Conversations: Making sense of new job numbers


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Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE


US job growth slowed in December, but the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent at the same time.

This may sound confusing, but economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston there are several reasons that unemployment is still dropping even as job growth slows.

Most importantly, he says, the demand for labor remains very high.

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »

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