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Labor Department release December 4th, 2008. Unemployment claims.
The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment claims for the week ending November 29, 2008. The figures were somewhat less than expected but still significantly large numbers.
The Seasonally Adjusted Figures for November 29, 2008:
The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 509,000, a decrease of 21,000 from
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The government shutdown showed only a minor impact on bank rates during the event with a slight bias to the upside. Somewhat unexpectedly, bank rates moved measurably lower as soon the crisis was ended. The top reasons bandied about for setting in motion the drop in interest rates after the shutdown was resolved is the
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