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Destitute Yemeni builds home in a tree

Sanaa - Yemeni Ahmed Houbeichi is not acting out some childhood fantasy when he peers down on the street below from his tree-house. War and poverty have forced him to seek out such a lofty shelter.

Argentina's economic woes exacerbate the misery of slum life

Buenos Aires - Drug gangs and addicts are a common scourge in the Villa Zavaleta slum in Buenos Aires, where even before the recent economic crisis brought them to their knees, the 1,200 families faced a daily struggle just to eat.

Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'

Paris - The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".

Macron sparks Marie-Antoinette jibe after jobless remark

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked criticism over comments to an unemployed man deemed insensitive. But is it really possible, as he claimed, to find a job in a Parisian restaurant just by crossing the street?

Greek unemployment below 20% for first time since 2011

Atenas - Greece's unemployment rate, the highest in the European Union, has edged below 20 percent for the first time in seven years, statistics bureau Elstat reported Thursday.The rate came in at 19.5 percent, down from 21.

Burger on wheels: Saudis try once 'lowly' jobs as economy bites

Apo - Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, "One Way Burger" is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh. But it offers something rare -- the cook behind the sizzling hot grill is a Saudi.

Brazilian unemployment continues to dip — slowly

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's unemployment misery eased further in June, dipping to 12.4 percent, according to government statistics Tuesday, although much of the improvement was credited to creation of less secure jobs.

Eurozone growth slows sharply in first quarter: EU

Apo - Growth in the eurozone slowed in the first quarter this year, data showed Wednesday, adding to fears that the recovery in Europe was losing steam.

Greek media squeezed as banks pull plug on loans

Atenas - On the side of a buzzing Athens highway, a group of middle-aged men huddle in the dark beside a tarpaulin-covered van, outside the offices of one of Greece's wealthiest families.

Praise, positive data pile up for French economy

Paris - The good news keeps coming for the French economy: data published Thursday showed unemployment at its lowest level since 2009 while the head of the IMF praised recent reforms by President Emmanuel Macron.

IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

Dibai - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs.

Macron under fire over plan to tighten joblessness monitoring

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire Wednesday over his policy on jobless benefits after a press leak pointed to plans to tighten monitoring of people on the dole.

Macron sees 'major' gains in jobs outlook in mid-2019

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday he expects his flagship labour reforms to produce major results in terms of creating new jobs by mid-2019.

France unemployment falls at start of Macron presidency

Paris - The number of jobless in France dipped slightly in June, the first full month under President Emmanuel Macron, who has launched labour reforms aimed at boosting hiring.After rising in May the number of unemployed in mainland France fell by 0.

Despairing young Italians seek greener pastures abroad

Milan - "Italy gets worse every time you look at it and offers less and less to young people," says Antonio Davide D'Elia, just one of thousands of young Italians who have decided to try their luck abroad.

U.S. labor force dropping out and getting high

The Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen dropped a bomb shell on Thursday, saying the opioid crisis in the U.S. is weighing on labor force participation, especially among working-age men.

Unemployment drops in Brazil to 13.3 percent

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's unemployment rate marked its second straight month of decline in May, according to new figures Friday, falling 0.3 points to 13.3 percent following two and a half years of increases as the country struggles to emerge from a historic recession....

Brazil's unemployment rate falls for first time since 2014

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's sickly economy got an unexpected glimmer of good news Wednesday with unemployment figures showing a slight dip to 13.6 percent rather than yet another record rise.

Brazil's government popularity sinks deeper

Rio De Janeiro - Only one in 10 Brazilians think President Michel Temer's government is doing a good job, according to a new poll Friday.

Brazil unemployment hits record 12 percent

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's unemployment rate hit 12 percent between October and December, another record high, official data showed Tuesday even as the economy is forecast to slowly exit deep recession.That amounted to 12.

Hollande hails slight French jobless fall

Paris - The number of unemployed in France fell by nearly 12,000 in October, bringing the total reduction this year to over 100,000 in what President Francois Hollande said Thursday was proof his policies were "bearing fruit".

Plunge in French joblessness gives Hollande rare boost

Paris - In a rare piece of good news seized on by embattled President Francois Hollande, France recorded its sharpest drop in unemployment for 20 years in September, the labour ministry said Tuesday.

Hard times fuel Tehran taxi glut

Tehran - Mansour Faridfar did well on the black market until the law caught up and left him jobless, forcing him to join the thousands of "shakhsi" unofficial taxi drivers clogging Tehran's streets.

Millennials aren't building startups like past generations

Millennials may call themselves the most entrepreneurial generation, but the data doesn't seem to back that claim up. That's according to a new nationwide study by professional services firm EY and the Economic Innovation Group.

Spaniards chased away by crisis attempt return home

Madrid - Luis Lag is one of thousands of Spaniards who went abroad during the crisis. This "very good decision" allowed him to find a better job when he eventually came back.

Spain's disposable workers, a hot-button election issue

Madrid - "They hire you, they ditch you, they hire you and they ditch you again.

Each firm should hire one jobless person, says Turkish leader

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday came up with a novel scheme to rein in the country's high unemployment levels, saying that every company should take on one unemployed person.

Bleak prediction for U.S. employment

Washington - Employment levels in the U.S. are looking more precarious, according to a new report. The number of U.S. citizens filing for unemployment benefits increased dramatically according to government figures.

Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is raising hackles after warning that the mega Petrobras corruption probe is paralyzing essential sectors of the Brazilian economy, like oil and construction.

Will robots take away your job? Special

In the classic sci fi film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” a robot vaporizes anyone standing in its way. In reality, though, it’s not people that robots are vaporizing, it’s their jobs.
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Unemployed teachers wait for an interview at Brooklyn Museum, NYC.
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Jobs on offer at a local employment fair.
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