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Economic indicators redefinedAutomation, robotics and the growth of peer-to-peer services decouple productivity and conventional employment. To accurately assess the economy and promote its growth, companies share data with governments, while new metrics account for a new class of tech-enabled workers, including micro-entrepreneurs driving for Uber, crafters selling on Etsy and Airbnb hosts. More expansive metrics overturn legacy notions of “joblessness.” Regulators begin to shape a more supportive climate to nurture new classes of workers and services.


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