Economic Preview: Dog-eared economy? Job surge puts that idea to rest

The U.S. economic expansion is still like a young pup despite being long in the tooth historically.

Most periods of good economic times rarely last more than half a decade, but the current U.S. expansion shows no sign of old age even as it enters its ninth year.

Now nine years may not sound like a lot compared to the typical human lifespan. But it’s better to think of economic up-cycles in dog years: A mutt that’s nine years old in human terms is really about 56 in dog years.

Yet even at such a ripe old “dog” age, the economy shows little sign of slowing down.

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