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2 Warning Signs For The Economy: Budget Deficit Grows, Job Gains Weaken

The federal budget deficit is expected to surpass $1 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year, a quicker rise than the Congressional Budget Office had previously predicted.

Meanwhile, the Labor Department announced Wednesday that U.S. employers added a half-million fewer jobs in 2018 and early 2019 than previously reported.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Michael Regan (@Reganonymous), senior editor for Bloomberg News.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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