The unemployment rate is a mean reverting indicator offering moments of oversold and overbought conditions.
The variance between the maximum and minimum rates of a given year, may indicate the stability of the unemployment rate.
Understanding the tendencies of the U-3 rate, may offer some clues toward future direction of the labor market.
In recent months, a growing debate has appeared asking if the U.S. unemployment rate (U-3, the official unemployment rate) is indicating the economy has reached or nearing full employment.
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