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During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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Multiple Jobs Needed to Make Ends Meet


Growth in multiple jobholders continues to trend up (bottom line). Meanwhile, single jobholder growth remains in an easing trend, falling to a six-month low in November (top line).

The message is clear: with wage growth unable to keep pace with inflation, more people need to work multiple lower-paying jobs in order to make ends meet.

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