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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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Veronica Smith (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Veronica Smith (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Amelie Herenstein (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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 ...
In the Media by AFP

US job creation picks up in February

Washington - US job creation picked up pace in February after harsh weather depressed the numbers for two months, somewhat alleviating worries that economic growth had sputtered out during the winter.The economy generated 175,000 jobs last month, better than most a...
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP)

US job creation picks up in February

Washington - The US generated 175,000 jobs in February, data showed Friday, a modest rebound from two disappointing, weather-beaten months that analysts said suggests economic growth remains on track.The figure, which came after a series of poor indicators that had...
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP)

US economy creates 175,000 jobs in February

Washington - The US economy generated 175,000 jobs in February, data showed Friday, a modest rebound from two poor months when weakness was blamed on harsh winter weather.
In the Media by AFP

Data shows Hollande keeps promise on cutting unemployment

Paris - Data released Thursday showed that French unemployment fell at the end of last year, suggesting a key campaign promise by President Francois Hollande has indeed been kept.
In the Media by AFP

US jobless claims drop to 3-month low

Washington - First-time claims for US unemployment benefits fell last week to a three-month low but remained little changed from a year ago, according to official data released Thursday.Initial jobless claims totaled 323,000 in the week ending March 1, a decline of...
In the Media by AFP

Spain says jobless queues shrink slightly in February

Madrid - Spain's government hailed Tuesday a wafer-thin cut in the nation's jobless queues in February, a fresh sign that the labour market is stabilising after the loss of millions of jobs since 2008.The number of people registered as unemployed dipped by just...
In the Media by AFP

IMF chief says Spain 'turns corner' but jobs now key

Madrid - IMF chief Christine Lagarde declared Monday that Spain's economy has "turned the corner" but warned it must now focus on creating jobs to battle a 26-percent unemployment rate.Spain's economy grew in the second half of 2013 after a two-year downturn, t...
In the Media by AFP

Eurozone jobless, inflation rates steady

Brussels - The eurozone unemployment rate was steady at a near-record 12 percent in January, with a modest economic recovery yet to produce any sharp headline improvement, while February inflation was also flat, data showed on Friday.The official figures suggest ...
In the Media by Bryan McManus (AFP)

Italian unemployment rate hits record 12.9%

Rome - Italy's unemployment rate reached a record 12.9 percent last month and youth joblessness also hit the highest-ever level at 42.4 percent of 15-24-year-olds not in school or university, official data showed on Friday.The Istat data agency figures also r...
In the Media by AFP

Lowest number of Germans out of work in February since September 2012

German unemployment dropped in February to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years, boding well for domestic demand, which the government hopes will help drive growth this year.
In the Media by Michelle Martin (Reuters)

German unemployment falls again in February

Frankfurt - Unemployment in Germany, Europe's largest economy, continued to ease in February, as the labour market benefits from the improving economic outlook, official data showed on Thursday.The number of people registered as unemployed in Europe's top economy ...
In the Media by AFP

Rising UK unemployment eases rate hike pressures

London - Unemployment rose in the quarter to December, official data showed on Wednesday, easing pressure on the Bank of England to raise borrowing costs.The jobless rate climbed to 7.2 percent, up from a near five-year low level of 7.1 percent in the quarter t...
In the Media by Roland Jackson (AFP)
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Republicans just can't seem to find it in themselves to share the nation's enthusiasm over the recovery.
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Geithner to leave in consideration of family.
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Eight striking bus drivers who were fired in July in Luque, located 12 km northeast of Asunción, have nailed themselves to crosses in protest.
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Sky Soleil performs Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure to draw attention to the plight of the homeless and jobless in the United States.
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September 2012 total workforce unemployment chart. Courtesy of www.shadowstats.com
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Andrew Neil of the BBC interviewing  Mark Beatson  chief economist from the Chartered Institute of P...
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Andrew Neil of the BBC interviewing Mark Beatson, chief economist from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, about its research into so-called "zero hour contracts"
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A student stands in front of a job board looking for opportunities.
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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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Jobs on offer at a local employment fair.
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An Unemployment and Job Center in Lyon France
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An Unemployment and Job Center in Lyon France
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