Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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    Euro-Zone Rates

    Jun 17, 11 • 302 Views • No Comments

    Please match each of the following countries with its unemployment rate and borrowing rate: Countries: Germany, Greece, Ireland; and the U.S. and the U.K. Unemployment rates: 9.1%, 7.7%, 7%, 15.9%, 14.8% 2-year bond rates: .5%, 4.5%, 1.75%, 29.69%, 12.95% The...  [read more]

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    An Amazing Unemployment Visual

    Aug 6, 10 • 279 Views • No Comments

    Wow! Changing the color of individual counties from light to dark, month by month, this graphic actively displays how the U.S. moved from a 4.6% unemployment rate during January 2007 to 9.7% during May, 2010. In 30 seconds it tells more than pages of...  [read more]

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    Jobs and Crocodiles

    Jun 5, 10 • 283 Views • No Comments

    Hearing yesterday’s employment numbers, I recalled the Malaysian proverb, “Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.” Everyone is worried about crocodiles. Looking beneath the surface, the employment numbers could...  [read more]

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    Snow Storm Stats

    Feb 24, 10 • 314 Views • No Comments

    According to Floyd Norris, snowy weather can affect job numbers. He explained that while the February employment report appears to represent the month of February, actually, it reflects one week in February—a week with horrible weather. Between February...  [read more]

  • Is The Unemployment Rate Accurate?

    Feb 4, 10 • 252 Views • No Comments

    My class has wondered, with a civilian labor force of over 150 million people, how unemployment statistics can possibly be accurate. Tomorrow...  [read more]