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Non seasonally adjusted figures.
This is not the same as headline figures which are seasonally adjusted.
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The advance, unadjusted, continuing claims or number of persons claiming unemployment
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The location at which a transaction takes place. Systems that allow bank customers to effect transfers of funds from their deposit accounts and other financial transactions at retail establishments.
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The average maturity of all the bonds in a bond fund’s portfolio.
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