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Why the Jobless Rate Isn't What It Seems
The unemployment number: it's the mother of all economic barometers. But do Americans really know what it's telling us and whether it's giving us a complete picture of the labor market's health? Watch this NBC News video and find out.
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Pain at the Pump: Why Do Gas Prices Change?
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