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Biden administration economic adviser Jared Bernstein joined “The Story” on Monday to dispel questions of a looming recession over America.
JARED BERNSTEIN: The call for a recession is made, as I know you know, by the National Bureau of Economic Research. And they don't do that until after the fact.
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But if you look at the things that they look at, payroll employment growth extremely strong, over half a million jobs in July. I know you know that the national unemployment rate, 3 ½%, a 53-year low tide for a 53-year low.
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But you may not have heard this. We just learned this last Friday, in 22 states the unemployment rate is below 3%. That is an historical record.
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Retail sales, strong industrial production, strong personal consumer spending. These are the measures that that group looks at, and they are all flashing non-recession.
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