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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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Retailer
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning December 18, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, consumer prices fell 0.3% in November - marking the largest decline since December 2008. Annual growth eased from 1.7% to 1. The fall in gasoline prices (down 6.6% in November) was the biggest driver. Core CPI (ex food and energy) lifted up 0.1% in November to be up 1. (10:54 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Passers-by are reflected on a signboard displaying currency signs outside a bank in Tokyo November 27, 2014. The dollar edged down against the yen on Thursday after lacklustre U.S. economic data pushed Treasury yields lower and dulled investor appetite fo
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 17, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar is unchanged from this time yesterday, having given back some overnight gains as volatility increases in global markets. (Dec 17)

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A man counts U.S. dollars at a currency exchange office in central Tripoli, June 3, 2014. Libya's currency is under heavy pressure as a breakdown in security and a collapse of oil revenues due to port blockades have badly disrupted public finances and an
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 15, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has opened trading this morning in the mid .8200's after another day of weaker commodity and equity markets on Friday. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, EXISTING HOME SALES, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN

A man walks into a Centrelink, part of the Australian government's department of human services where job seekers search for employment, in a Sydney suburb, August 7, 2014. Australia's jobless rate jumped to a 12-year high of 6.4 percent in July in what c
Australia To Axe 175 Agencies, Thousands To Be Jobless

By IBTimes AU

Australian public servants are waiting on Monday for the announcement which agencies would be closed as part of the federal government's saving measures for its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. (Dec 15)

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A man looks at screens displaying market information as he walks past the Australian Stock Exchange in central Sydney July 4, 2013. Australian shares rebounded 1 percent on Thursday, as Wall Street rose modestly higher overnight and a rise in metals price
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 12, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares are falling slightly for the fourth day with gains across US markets and a pause in energy sector selling helping to minimise losses. The ASX 200 Index is down 0.1 per cent with the mining industry the main drag. Plenty of monthly economic news in China this afternoon at 4. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WESTPAC, PORTUGAL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

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Global Markets Overview – December 12, 2014

By IG Markets

A round of positive US economic data seems to have reinvigorated the greenback, with retail sales and unemployment claims both coming in ahead of estimates. (Dec 12)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER

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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday December 11, 2014

By Comsec

Australian shares are falling for the third straight with the ASX 200 Index down 0.6 per cent. The creation of close to three times as many jobs last month however is helping reduce the losses. At its worst levels, the local market was down by 1.35 per cent today. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, OPEC, TELSTRA

U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo illustration at a bank in Seoul August 2, 2013. Picture taken August 2, 2013.
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 11, 2014

By Bellfx

The AUD has not broken new ground. Having pushed down to 0.8265 after a lower-than-expected Chinese CPI print, it recovered to 0.8348 before pulling back to 0.8300 this morning. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: CRUDE OIL, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL SALES, AUSTRALIA, RETAIL

A worker walks at the Nahr Bin Umar field, north of Basra, southeast of Baghdad, November 16, 2014. OPEC producer Iraq expects to base its 2015 budget on an oil price of $80 per barrel, Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi told parliament on Monday. Picture take
Global Markets Overview – December 11, 2014

By Comsec

Global markets continued to slide as oil slipped further and Greek bond yields spiked. Crude oil inventories released in the US showed a surplus of 1.5 million when the market was expecting a deficit of 2.6 million. This saw WTI slump over 4%, with oil prices trading at their lowest since mid-2009. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, TWITTER

Australian one dollar coins surround a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving pressure f
Australian Dollar Outlook – December 8, 2014

By Bellfx

The Australian Dollar has opened this week around the .8300 level as Friday's US jobs report exceeded forecasts and the USD continued its strength. (Dec 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FEDERAL RESERVE, GERMANY, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GDP