Google Economist Sees Good Signs in Searches : Jobless Queries Down, Real Estate Up

Google chief economist Hal Varian is pretty confident the national economy is recovering, and he’s not just basing that on government data.He says he can tell from Americans’ search habits.In March, the number of Google users searching for information about unemployment benefits or employment centers began to drop, Varian said. Overall unemployment has continued to climb, of course, but new jobless claims have declined since peaking earlier this year.
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