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2.7%  Q1 GDP    4.57%  avg. 30-year mortgage     9.5%  Unemployment

Stocks mixed at opening following unemployment news

Wall Street opened mixed this morning following the Labor Department's announcement that the official U.S. unemployment rate has hit 10.2 percent, the highest since April 1983.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the Dow is slightly below even.

The broader S&P 500 is just above water and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is up three-tenths of 1 percent.

Meanwhile, gold has popped above $1,100 per ounce.

Today, I'm going to be unpacking the October unemployment number, diving into the data and talking more about what it means.

So check back.

-- Frank Ahrens
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By Frank Ahrens  |  November 6, 2009; 9:55 AM ET
Categories:  The Ticker  | Tags: Dow Jones, nasdaq, s&p 500, unemployment  
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