Let me see if I have got it straight. If unemployment goes up that's bad for the economy. On the other hand, if unemployment goes down that's bad for the economy.
If the trade balance goes up it's bad, but if it goes down it's bad too. If consumers spend too much it's bad. If they spend too little it's also bad.
Hope this clear it up for you. If not that's bad for the economy.
WILLIAM V. FERRARO