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Economy

Dave Shaw From Marketplace Talks About How People Feel About Their Economic Situation

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Current U.S. economic statistics seem to point to an improving economy: unemployment is down and home prices are up. Yet many Americans scratch their heads, wondering why their financial situation is not getting any better. Marketplace has partnered with Edison Research to examine this disconnect between the official numbers and how people really feel  about their economic prospects. Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief Dave Shaw spoke with Mark Heyne about this latest poll?'s findings.

To learn more about the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, click here. You can hear Marketplace each weekday evening at 6:30 on 91.7 WVXU and 88.5 WMUB. Marketplace is produced and distributed by American Public Media, in association with the University of Southern California.

UPDATE: Mark Heyne spoke with Dave Shaw on November 10. During the interview Mark mentioned the unemployment rate was currently at 5.1 percent. Since then the rate has dropped to 5.0 percent.