Mortgage Rates Ignore Jobs Data
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by Trevor Sines

Mortgage Rates were slightly lower today–a counterintuitive move considering the big jobs report was slightly stronger that expected.  To be clear, the headline of the jobs report (nonfarm payroll growth) was actually a bit lower than expected, but positive revisions to the previous 2 months more than made up it.  The broadest unemployment metric (U-6) fell from 9.7 to 9.5%.  And wage growth not only beat expectations, but was also revised higher for the previous month.  All in all, it was definitely a better-than-average report, despite the weakness in headline job growth.  

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