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The tricky business of interpreting monthly jobs reports during a pandemic

The government’s jobs report for December showed job creation at a much lower rate than expected.

But Jill Schlesinger, a CBS business news analyst and host of “Jill on Money," explains why, during a pandemic, it can be especially challenging to grapple with monthly jobs reports in real-time. She also anticipates that the report won’t stop the Fed from raising short-term interest rates, possibly by March.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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