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Unemployment

Unemployment occurs when a person is available and willing to work but currently without work. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is defined as the percentage of those in the labor force who are unemployed. The unemployment rate is also used in economic studies and economic indices such as the United States' Conference Board's Index of Leading Indicators as a measure of the state of macroeconomics. Read More

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Pope Good Friday Service Underscores Plight of the Suffering
Pope Good Friday Service Underscores Plight of the Suffering

By Reuters

The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died. (Apr 19)

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US Housing Starts
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/17/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, housing starts rose by 2.8% to an annual rate of 946,000 in March, below expectations for a result near 973,000. Industrial production rose by 0.7% in March, above expectations for a gain of 0. (Apr 17)

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Youth unemployment UK
Youth Unemployment Rate in Australia Hits 12.5%; Average Time to Get Hired Goes Up to 29 Weeks

By IBTimes AU

While spin doctors of the Abbott government would probably use last week's data from the Australian Bureau Statistics' unemployment rate to boast of the government's economic management style, a look at youth unemployment figures is cause for alarm. (Apr 15)

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‘Mad Men’ Season 7 [Finale Season] Episode 1 ‘Time Zones” Spoilers: Who is Don Draper’s Proxy?

By IBTimes AU

"Time Zones," the premiere episode of "Mad Men," opens with Freddy Rumsen's monologue. He is pitching a brilliant idea in front of Penny for Accutron Time account. It is later revealed that Don Draper is using Freddy as his p... (Apr 14)

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Cool Reception for RBI Chief Urging Global Cooperation
Cool Reception for RBI Chief Urging Global Cooperation

By Reuters

The head of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ran into a wall of resistance on Thursday when he urged some counterparts in developed economies to more formally consider the effects their domestic stimulus has on emerging markets. (Apr 11)

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Youth unemployment UK
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/11/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, new claims for unemployment insurance fell from 332,000 to 300,000 in the latest week, well below forecasts centred on a result near 320,000. Import prices rose by 0.6% in March with export prices up 0.8% - both results above expectations. And the Federal Budget was $36. (Apr 11)

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Unemployment and job insecurity
ASB Surprises Aussies with 5.8% Unemployment Rate, Not 6.1% as Expected; Australian Dollar Reaches 4-Month High

By IBTimes AU

Instead of an 11-year record high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent that economists forecast on Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics surprised Aussies with a different figure. The number of jobless Aussies actually went down, rather than up, as 18,100 new jobs were created in March. (Apr 11)

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ASX 3
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/10/14

By Comsec

Local stocks continued their upward trajectory today, consolidating at the best levels we've seen since June 2008. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) added 17.2 points or 0.3 per cent by the close to finish at 5477.5 points. (Apr 10)

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australian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/10/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is continuing to improve, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) 0.5 per cent firmer and near a six-year high. No sectors are escaping the gains, with at least modest improvements felt across the board. So far this month, local stocks have improved by 1.65 per cent. (Apr 10)

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Global Markets Overview – 4/10/14

By IG Markets

We witnessed more green on screen for the US equity markets overnight as the FOMC minutes beat down any thought of an early rates rise in the Fed funds rate. (Apr 10)

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