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Sardinia's poor defy anti-immigrant mood to help refugees

Italy's wealthy north may have tired of asylum seekers, but in one of the poorest regions of Sardinia locals are clothing and feeding refugee families.

Many jobless Americans have given up on looking for employment

The unemployment rate officially dropped to 5.4 percent in April, but a closer examination shows that 40 percent of America's 8.5 million unemployed people have given up on the job search. This data suggests that the labor market is worse than it seems.

Spain's school dropout zone Andalusia votes for jobs

Spain - Daniel, Alejandro and Adrian had never had a real job before, but a few days before an election in their Andalusian home region one landed in each of their laps as if by magic.

Four killed in Bosnian mine waste slide

Sarajevo - Four people illegally extracting coal from an opencast mine in Bosnia have been killed in a slag heap slide, authorities said Sunday.

How unemployment triggers personality changes

Stirling - A new tranche of research has found that longer-term unemployment alters people's personalities in different ways. This includes making people less agreeable and open, which, in turn hampers people who undergo such changes from securing work.

Op-Ed: Many Americans in prison due to weak job market, tough hiring

Why are so many Americans in prison? Many factors are to blame, but one thing that likely keeps offenders returning to lockup is the new, weaker economy that makes it tougher for one-time offenders to find decent jobs.

An artsy solution provides disabled artists employment Special

Chicago - One of the biggest ongoing advocacy efforts by anyone in the disability community is employment awareness. Activists promote the message that disabled people are just as competent, sometimes better, workers than their non disabled colleagues

UN warns of growing inequality and joblessness

Geneva - Unemployment will rise by 11 million in the next five years due to slower growth and turbulence, the UN warned on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: New Afghan president can halt Taliban advance with jobs

With Ashraf Ghani now sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan in a rare peaceful transition of power, an historic opportunity arises for President Ghani to attack a fundamental source of the insurgency.

Labor market benefits from higher unemployment rates

Compared to last year, the amount of unemployment benefits at the state level hiked up 12,000 to reach 293,000, according to the Labor Department.

Renzi shows fierce side as battle for Italy reform intensifies

Rome - He's promised to shake-up recession-plagued Italy, but Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ambitious schemes to revive the eurozone's third largest economy have hit a stumbling block, amid a fierce row with powerful trade unions.

Op-Ed: Welfare reform is greatly needed in the U.S.

Our nation needs a welfare system that people will benefit from, not chain them to the system of which they can never escape. A revised system created of four branches could correct, accelerate and improve the process by doing just a few simple things.

Op-Ed: Obama gets big boost as thousands more get jobs

New York - If conventional wisdom, which holds that the economy is always the top issue, then President Barack Obama jump started his popularity Thursday. Americans will celebrate July 4 knowing many more have jobs.

Op-Ed: India's gang-rape problems may be tied to lack of toilets

India is second in the world in the number of reported rapes annually. The U.S. is at the head of the list, but critics say this is only because many rapes in India go unreported. Rapes have increased tenfold in the past 40 years.

British unemployment rate drops below 7%

London - Britain's unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low point of 6.9 percent in the quarter to February, as the country's economic recovery picks up speed before next year's general election.The rate dropped from 7.

British unemployment rate drops below 7%

London - Britain's unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low point of 6.9 percent in the quarter to February, as the country's economic recovery picks up speed before next year's general election.The rate dropped from 7.

Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.

South Korea's jobless rate falls to 3.5% in March

Seoul - South Korea's unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in March thanks to new jobs created in agriculture and social services, state data showed Wednesday. The seasonally-adjusted figure compares to 3.

U.S. posts modest but solid job growth in March

Washington - The United States added a modest 192,000 jobs in March as the economy emerged from a brutal winter, while the unemployment rate held steady, Labor Department data showed.

US posts modest but solid job growth in March

Washington - The United States added a modest 192,000 jobs in March as the economy emerged from a brutal winter, while the unemployment rate held steady, Labor Department data showed Friday.

U.S. adds 192,000 jobs in March; jobless rate unchanged

Washington - The United States added 192,000 jobs in March as private employers boosted hiring, a sign of improving strength in the economy, Labor Department data showed Friday.The jobless rate remained unchanged from February at 6.

Spanish jobless numbers decline in March, official data shows

Madrid - Spain reported on Wednesday a slide in jobless numbers in March as the economy gingerly recovered from a long, employment-destroying recession.The number of people registered as unemployed fell by 16,620 from the previous month to 4.

Italy's record jobless rate raises pressure on Renzi

Milan - Italy's unemployment hit 13 percent for the first time in February and is expected to remain high for months to come, raising the pressure on new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Eurozone unemployment rate dips below 12% in February

Brussels - The Eurozone unemployment rate dipped to 11.9 percent in February, according to official data on Tuesday which also slightly revised the rates for recent months.There were about 18.

German unemployment steady in March

Frankfurt - Germany's unemployment rate was steady in March, as Europe's economy got off to a good start in 2014, official data showed on Tuesday.

Yellen: Slack US labor market still needs Fed support

Washington - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Monday that the US economy still needs the Fed's extraordinary support measures, noting that the falling jobless rate masks weaknesses in the jobs market.

US jobless claims fall

Washington - First-time claims for US unemployment benefits fell last week, adding to signs of a firming jobs market, government data showed Thursday.Initial jobless claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, totaled 311,000 in the week to March 22, down from 321,000 t...

French unemployment surges in February

Paris - The number of jobless in France surged by 0.9 percent in February to a new record of 3.34 million, the labour ministry said on Wednesday.

U.S. jobless claims tick higher

Washington - First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits climbed last week but the overall trend continued to head slowly downward, government data released Thursday showed.

Unemployment rate in advanced economies steady at 7.6%: OECD

Paris - The unemployment rate in advanced countries was steady at 7.6 percent in January, with 46.2 million people looking for work nearly six years after the financial crisis began, OECD data showed on Thursday.The unemployment rate in the 18-member eurozone ...
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