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There are several ways to tell the story of the American economy right now.
Some data portray hope: Spending on consumer goods is higher than it was before the pandemic, and the housing market is booming.
Others paint a more dire picture: The service sector is struggling badly, and the federal aid that initially saved the economy from ruin could soon disappear.
Using seven key numbers, we look at the sectors that have been affected most profoundly and consider what the path to recovery might look like.
Ben Casselman contributed reporting.
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