Guests: Mark Zandi, Neil Irwin
The United States economy entered 2015 with a strong start. The Labor Department reported that 252,000 jobs were added in December, helping to bring the jobless rate down to 5.6 percent, the lowest level since 2008. Low oil prices also mean that consumers have a little more disposable income. But some experts worry that stagnant wages and the weak global economy could still derail a full recovery. We’ll explore the state of the U.S. economy with MARK ZANDI, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, and NEIL IRWIN, senior economic correspondent for The New York Times.