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US Unemployment Climbs to 6.7 Percent

The US Labor Department announced this morning that 533,000 jobs were lost in November – the highest single-month loss in 34 years and driving unemployment up to 6.7 percent. More [1]

Canada Sheds 70,600 Jobs

Canada’s unemployment rate rose to a two-year high of 6.3 percent in November – up from 6.2 percent the month before – as the economy lost 70,600 jobs, mostly in the battered manufacturing sector. Analysts are predicting this will prompt the Bank of Canada [2] to cut interest rates by fifty basis points. More [3]

British PM Brown Warns Banks to Cut Lending Rates

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has served notice to the nation’s commercial banks that he expects them to pass on lending rate cuts after yesterday’s one percent reduction by the Bank of England [4] in the benchmark lending rate. Last month, the Bank of England delivered a surprise 1.5 percent rate cut which was only passed on to consumers after much government insistence. More [5]

Dollar Likely to Weaken on Poor Employment News

Analysts say it is likely that the dollar will lose against the euro today as US unemployment climbed to 6.7 percent. more [6]

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