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US Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1 Percent

The U.S. economy enjoyed a big surge in hiring last month with employers adding 288-thousand jobs in June. The better than expected gains pushed the unemploy…

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Unemployment rate ticks up; 602000 Floridians out of work

Unemployment rate ticks up; 602000 Floridians out of work
Florida's unemployment rate for August 2014 is 6.3 percent up slightly from July when it was 6.2 percent. And down 0.8 percent from the August 2013 rate, according to numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. There were …
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Tennessee's Unemployment Rate For August Increased To 7.4%
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for August was 7.4 percent, three tenths of one percentage point higher than the 7.1 July revised rate. The U.S. preliminary …
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Ohio unemployment rate for August to be released
COLUMBUS: The state is set to release Ohio's job numbers for August, following a slight uptick in the unemployment rate in July. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is expected to release last month's figures on Friday morning. July's report …
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Is the Monthly Unemployment Rate Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant?

Is the Monthly Unemployment Rate Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant?
It used to be a matter of faith that no sitting President could be re-elected if the monthly unemployment rate before the general election exceeded 8%. In the Obama re-election campaign, this rate posted 7.9%, and was announced on the Friday after …
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New York Unemployment Benefits Going Up
Cuomo's office said, in 2013, the governor signed into law a major reform to the state's unemployment insurance system, which included paying off the debt to the federal government sooner, increasing fraud prevention measures and penalties, and making …
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Jobless youth in China: Crisis in the making
Youth unemployment – referring to those who are between 16 and 24 years old – currently stands at 13 percent (or some 73 million young persons), according to the International Labor Organization Worldwide, who calls it "a generation at risk". Given the …
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High Unemployment Rate Linked To One Man With 42,000 Jobs

Subscribe to The Onion on YouTube: http://bit.ly/xzrBUA A recent report finds that one man is selfishly working thousands of jobs while other Americans go wi…

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US adds 142000 jobs, unemployment rate at 6.1%

US adds 142000 jobs, unemployment rate at 6.1%
Most analysts expect the first rate hike around mid-2015. August's job gains were far below the average monthly increase of 212,000 in the past 12 months. The slowdown was unexpected after most recent economic data had suggested that the economy was …
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Fed's Lockhart: Unemployment Rate Overstates Degree of Job Market Progress
The Federal Reserve can likely wait until the middle of 2015 to begin raising interest rates from rock-bottom lows, given a job market that still shows signs of weakness and inflation that remains below central bank's 2% target, Atlanta Fed President …
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6.1 Percent Unemployment Still 100 Percent Sucks
One reason the lower unemployment rate makes joblessness more difficult is that sympathetic government policies have gone away. In a few weeks, Isaacs will run out of unemployment insurance. (She would have run out much earlier, but a good severance …
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Interest Rate Markets: A Practical Approach to Fixed Income

Interest Rate Markets: A Practical Approach to Fixed Income

Interest Rate Markets: A Practical Approach to Fixed Income

How to build a framework for forecasting interest rate market movements

With trillions of dollars worth of trades conducted every year in everything from U.S. Treasury bonds to mortgage-backed securities, the U.S. interest rate market is one of the largest fixed income markets in the world.

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  • Emphasizes the importance of hedging and quantitatively managing risks inherent in interest rate trades
  • Details the common trades which can be used by investors to take views on interest rates in an efficient manner, the methods used to accurately set up these trades, as well as common pitfalls and risks?providing examples from previous market stress events such as 2008
  • Includes exclusive access to the Interest Rate Markets Web site which includes commonly used calculations and trade construction methods

Interest Rate Markets helps readers to understand the structural nature of the rates markets and to develop a framework for thinking about these markets intuitively, rather than focusing on mathematical models

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Summit County unemployment rate rises in July

Summit County unemployment rate rises in July
“I'm into construction,” said Hampton, who is unemployed. “I just need a job. I'm a very hard worker and a respectful man.” Summit County's unemployment rate went to 5.6 percent in July, up from 5.5 percent in June and down from 7.3 percent a year ago, …
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Unemployment rate rises, but so does hiring
Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor …
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News Briefs: Unemployment rate; bizarre car theft; home loans
Atlanta's unemployment rate rose from 7.5 percent in June to 8 percent in July, according to new statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Georgia's rate sits at 7.5 percent, but both the state and local are higher than the national …
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Jobless rate for July lowest in 14 years

Jobless rate for July lowest in 14 years
… rise in the jobless rate this year has been less than the figure from the same period during the past 10 years, an indication that the unemployment rate could return to show a month-on-month decline next month in tune with the nation's economic …
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Stocks advance to put S&P 500 at record high
The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low.
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Wonkbook: BofA's record settlement may leave homeowners disappointed
… premiums are increasing in your state. Wonkbook's Top 5 Stories: (1) Context on the Bank of America settlement; (2) protests calming in Ferguson?; (3) the Americans' Ebola recovery; (4) promising pre-Yellen economic numbers; and (5) Ice Bucket …
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Unemployment rate rose in majority of states last month, benefits extension

Unemployment rate rose in majority of states last month, benefits extension
unemployment-economy.jpg The unemployment rate rose in 30 states in the month of July. While the unemployment rate is up, employers in more than two-thirds of states have increased hiring, meaning that the rate is indicative of an increase in people …
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Unemployment Benefits Extension 2014: Robo-Calls Seek Undeserved Benefits
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is robo-calling tens of thousands of residents to retrieve undeserved unemployment benefits. The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1vXBlyD ) that he state is targeting 63,000 people, about 1,000 a day, who it says …
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Job Growth Gets Boost From Extended Unemployment Benefits
Republicans have been arguing that any extension of unemployment benefits should be "paid for" with other spending cuts. But they should recognize that ending the unemployment extension gambit has been one of the most productive job programs out of …
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Connecticut unemployment rate falls to 6.6 percent

Connecticut unemployment rate falls to 6.6 percent
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Labor Department says the state added jobs for a sixth straight month in July, dropping the unemployment rate to 6.6 percent. The monthly economic report showed 2,400 non-farm jobs were added to the …
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Unemployment in DC holds steady, rises in Va. & Md.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The District of Columbia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 7.4 percent. Federal statistics released Monday show that unemployment in the nation's capital was unchanged from June to July. The national unemployment rate is 6.2 …
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Montana unemployment rate ticks up
Montana unemployment rate ticks up. HELENA – The unemployment rate in the Treasure ticked up to 4.6% in July, a slight increase of 0.1 percentage points from June. Payroll employment estimates suggest Montana added 3,100 jobs over the month, with …
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