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Payrolls, prices, and prosperity: The 10 most important economic charts of the week

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Payrolls

The US economy added a slightly worrying 142,000 jobs in September

The euro zone’s unemployment rate returned to 11% (though it’s far worse for younger workers)

Prices

Money just got a lot cheaper in India, as the Reserve Bank of India cut interest rates

The Fed’s favorite gauge of inflation shows that there’s none in sight

The euro zone is back in deflation

Prosperity…

American consumers are feeling pretty good

Kenya’s GDP growth is humming along

The British economy perked up this quarter

…or lack thereof

South Korean trade continues to sink

Brazil’s factories are getting less and less productive

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