Why Low Unemployment Isn’t Better News

The U.S. unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, the lowest it’s been since the pandemic began in March 2020. So why aren’t we celebrating that? Adam and Cam dig into the other things bumming people out about the economy, as well as how low unemployment and inflation impact each other. In this first segment, Adam and Cam also answer the show’s first-ever listener audio question! After that, they look at Africa’s population boom and the economic questions that come along with it. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.