AirTalk for March 5, 2010

Economic indicator roundup

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Economics indicators

Economic indicators are pouring in. Jobs-wise, the unemployment rate held steady at 9.7% nationwide in February. Job losses were less than predicted. And employment picked up in the technology sector. Meanwhile, retail sales are looking up. Yet, those who have been without a job the longest were most likely to stay unemployed, and some economists say the commercial real estate market is on the verge of collapse. Is the economy turning around? For whom? AirTalk parses the graphs and ticker tape.

Guest:

Mark Lacter, contributor to LA Magazine, writes the business blog for LAobserved.com and talks about business with KPCC's Steve Julian Tuesday mornings

Chris Thornberg, Principal, Beacon Economics


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