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    Thursday’s business agenda

    New numbers for the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday.
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    New numbers for the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday.

    REAL ESTATE

    US mortgage rates

    New numbers for the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.08 percent from 4.10 percent the week before.

    ECONOMIC REPORT

    Mass. jobless rate

    The Massachusetts unemployment rate for March will be released Thursday. The state’s jobless rate rose to 3.4 percent in February from 3.2 percent in January.

    CLASS

    User research techniques

    Come out to a class on how entrepreneurs can best communicate with individuals who use their service or product. Attendees will have the chance to learn how to engage customers in interviews, how to write questions to receive the right data, and how to recruit people to interview. Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., General Assembly, 125 Summer St., Boston. $75.

    TRAINING SESSION

    Art of the schmooze

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    Attend a training session on networking at business events. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to engage prospective donors and collaborators, how to exit a conversation gracefully, and how to create a welcoming community space. Thursday, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., Breather, 715 Boylston St., Boston. $20.

    WORKSHOP

    Stress management in the workplace

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    Come out to a workshop on how to manage work-related stress. Students will learn how to renew their sense of focus, shed unproductive habits, and build resilience. Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Career Source Career Center, 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge. $55.

    Events of note? E-mail us at agenda@globe.com.