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US job creation strong in April

US job creation strong in April | IB Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Dow Jones surges through 15,000 after news that 165,000 jobs were created in April, much better than economists had predicted.

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Discuss why low unemployment is a macroeconomic goal.

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Effects of stimulus spending? Business cycle in action?

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US job creation strong in April

US job creation strong in April | IB Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Dow Jones surges through 15,000 after news that 165,000 jobs were created in April, much better than economists had predicted.

Via Blair Lockhart
Laura Fairbairn's insight:

Discuss why low unemployment is a macroeconomic goal.

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Blair Lockhart's curator insight, May 4, 2013 7:59 PM

Effects of stimulus spending? Business cycle in action?

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Is the BOJ Backtracking on Its Inflation Pledge?

Is the BOJ Backtracking on Its Inflation Pledge? | IB Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The Bank of Japan's latest economic forecasts suggest it is likely to achieve its 2 percent inflation target later rather than sooner – a dose of realism that is good for its credibility.
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Explain how the use of demand side policies will affect inflation in Japan.

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Guess which is the leading Euro country in terms of RMB usage

Guess which is the leading Euro country in terms of RMB usage | IB Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Guess which is the leading Euro country in terms of RMB usage (Guess which is the leading Euro country in terms of RMB usage
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Portugal to cut civil service jobs

Portugal to cut civil service jobs | IB Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
Portugal plans to cut 30,000 civil service jobs and raise the retirement age to 66 as it tries to meet bailout conditions, the prime minister says.
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Apply and explain structural unemployment.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-year Low of 324K | TIME.com

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-year Low of 324K | TIME.com | IB Macroeconomics | Scoop.it
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop points to fewer layoffs and possibly more hiring
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Discuss the impacts of greater employment and a positive outlook for the US job market in the future.

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