Bernanke: Cyclical Component of Unemployment Rate

July 17 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke says about 2 percentage points of the unemployment rate is "cyclical" and related to weak demand in the economy. Bernanke speaks in response to a question from Spencer Bachus, an Alabama Republican, during his semiannual testimony before the House Financial Services Committee. (This is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)

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