Everybody's Playing With This Unemployment Calculator That Lets You Predict The Future

This is really fun, and everyone’s playing with it.

The Atlanta Fed has a calculator that lets you plug in various targets — like an unemployment rate achieved in a given period of time — and you can figure out what level of monthly Non-Farm Payroll gains you’d need to see them.

For example, this is what it would take to get to 7% unemployment in 10 months.


Photo: Atlanta Fed

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