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US-Unemployment & S&P 500 (inverted correl.)

US-Unemployment rate & S&P 500 (inverted / correlation)
(1995 - 2016)

The trend of the unemployment rate and the S&P 500 are highly correlated. The right y-axis scale for the unemployment rate is inverted to better highlight this relationship.

S&P 500 and Unemployment Rate (1995 - 2016), source: 720Globalsource:

On 4th November 2016 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the employment data for October 2016. Economists rely heavily on this data to help gauge the health of the economy. Investors believe the data provides valuable insight into the likelihood that the Federal Reserve adjusts monetary policy in the near future.

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