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What’s Really in Your Best Interest? Justin Katz on the Jobs & Opportunity Index (Part Two)

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On this episode of "What’s Really in Your Best Interest?" (Part 2 of 2,) we discuss whether basing public policy solely on the unemployment rate, the traditionally sited monthly analysis of how well our state is doing, is really in the best interests of Rhode Islanders. We also discuss whether the employment rate is really indicative of what’s going on in the economy of the Ocean State. The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has introduce a new broader measure of our economy called the Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI).