Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was featured on an Aug. 27 American Public Media Marketplace broadcast. In a segment titled “Just how strong are those fundamentals?”  Owen commented on the mix of data beyond gross domestic product that are significant in  determining the nation’s economic health.

“There are some really key numbers,” Owen said. She carefully watches the portion of Americans currently working or job hunting, a number that’s now stuck at 62.6 percent.

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