ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

SA's jobless rate increases

2014-07-29 13:33

South Africa's unemployment rate has lifted in the second quarter of 2014, data shows.

US economy picks up as job growth surges

2014-07-04 09:28

US employment growth has jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was growing briskly.

Maimane: Where are the jobs, Zuma?

2014-06-16 17:10
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At a Youth Day rally north of Pretoria Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane wanted to know where the jobs are that Pres. Jacob Zuma promised.

Flawed jobs promise

2014-06-06 07:00

Jacob Zuma's jobs pledge could fall flat on its face, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Petrol price drop means little to jobless

2014-06-03 07:00

The petrol price decrease will lighten the burden for heavily-indebted South Africans, but will impact little on the unemployed, says a debt management firm.

Zille: DA creates 146 000 jobs in the Cape

2014-05-05 16:22

The Western Cape is the only province which saw a decline in unemployment, owing to managing the economy properly and cutting corruption, says DA leader Helen Zille.

Eurozone unemployment holds steady

2014-05-02 13:43

Unemployment in the eurozone has held steady for the fourth consecutive month, according to Eurostat data.

Spain jobless rate rises

2014-04-29 14:45

Spain's unemployment rate has increased in the first quarter of 2014, according to data.

My debt see-saw

2014-04-28 16:01

Fin24 user Chris tells how changing career fortunes first got him out of and then back into debt.

Eastern Cape miners get service centre

2014-04-08 16:30

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe opened a one-stop service centre for former and present miners in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

French jobless total surges to new record

2014-03-27 10:11

The number of people out of work in France surged in February by 31 500 to a new record, dealing a blow to President Francois Hollande during local elections.

Dim outlook for SA job seekers

2014-03-11 10:21

While certain sectors and regions show more hiring promise than others, industries like agriculture and fishing could suffer the most, according to a survey.

Services outshine manufacturing globally

2014-03-05 13:47

Robust growth in the global service industry outshone a lacklustre performance from manufacturers last month.

Duarte: ANC champion of high job rate

2014-02-11 21:15

South Africa's employment levels were the highest they had ever been in its history, says ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte.

France 'within inch' of beating unemployment

2014-01-28 13:25

French Labour Minister Michel Sapin says France is "within an inch" of turning the corner on joblessness, despite missing a headline target.

US job growth weakest in three years

2014-01-10 16:34

Employers in the US hired the fewest workers in almost three years in December, but speculators say the setback is likely to be temporary.

Relief for Hollande as unemployment falls

2013-11-29 10:53

The number of unemployed in France declined for the second time in three months in October, falling by 20 500 to 3.27 million, says the Labour Ministry.

Unemployment may age you

2013-11-22 09:19

Researchers say that unemployed men show more signs of stress in their DNA.

Foundation challenges state labour interference

2013-10-07 14:04

The Free Market Foundation is proceeding with a court challenge to a clause in the Labour Relations Act which it says will impose private labour agreements on employers.

Crime and unemployment

2013-08-08 07:34

A safer SA could boost job prospects, suggests Geoffrey Chapman.

Marcus begs firms to employ youth

2013-07-31 15:21

A major concern is that the length of time people remain unemployed keeps increasing, according to SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Marcus: Reducing unemployment is top job

2013-07-31 10:17

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says reducing chronic unemployment on a sustainable basis is the single most important economic objective.

Pope calls for more inclusive culture

2013-07-22 16:48

Pope Francis has said the world risks losing a generation of young people to unemployment and called for a more inclusive culture.

SA women 'second-class citizens' say stats

2013-07-05 09:37

The scales remain tilted in favour of men with regards to education and literacy, employment and financial standing, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said.

Teens more resilient, tech savvy than older counterparts

2013-06-20 11:54

Teens from the generation that began in the 1980s are more resilient, adaptable and tech savvy than their older counterparts, according to a new study.

 

Computer training to change lives

2014-07-08 12:54

A Cape Town initiative offers needy communities access to quality computer training for a very small price, as well as a facility for on-line job searching.

Unemployment is not our biggest challenge

2014-06-25 15:40

It is our duty as a community to encourage our sisters, brothers, sons and daughters to have an entrepreneurial mindset, says Noluvuyo Mpekelana.

More stay-at-home dads

2014-06-06 07:20

The number of US fathers staying at home nearly doubled since the late 1980s, led by a sharp rise in child care by dads, a report shows.

Greek unemployment rate eases

2014-06-05 19:15

Greece's unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 26.8% in March from an upwardly revised 26.9% in the previous month, data shows.

Zille: DA creates 146 000 jobs in the Cape

2014-05-05 16:30

The Western Cape is the only province which has seen a decline in unemployment, owing to managing the economy properly and cutting corruption, says DA leader Helen Zille.

No jobs for 5 million people

2014-05-05 13:28

Quarter on quarter employment rates declined in the first three months of the year, leaving 5.067 million people without work, according to a labour force survey.

German unemployment declines

2014-04-30 16:04

German unemployment has fallen for a fifth consecutive month, data shows, underlining the resilience of the job market in Europe's largest economy.

Chemo for breast cancer increases unemployment risk

2014-04-29 13:29

According to a study, women who are subjected to chemotherapy for breast cancer have a greater likelihood of being unemployed.

Only 13% of unemployed find jobs - StatsSA

2014-04-09 14:29

Employed South Africans are highly likely to stay in their jobs, while the unemployed will find it increasingly hard to find work, says StatisSA.

Japanese unemployment rate down

2014-03-28 10:46

Japan's unemployment rate fell by 0.1% from the previous month to 3.6% in February, its 45th consecutive drop, says the government.

US jobless claims up modestly

2014-03-20 15:24

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected, pointing to some underlying strength in the labour market.

Job losses reach three-year high

2014-03-10 09:22

The number of jobs lost in SA in February was the biggest monthly loss in almost three years, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index.

Germany's more than a million job vacancies

2014-03-04 15:16

Germany has more than one million job vacancies amid labour shortages in key industry sectors, data shows.

Number of unemployed in spain rises

2014-02-04 16:54

More than 4.8 million people are registered as unemployed in Spain as an additional 113 097 joined the jobless ranks since December, data shows.

What R300 000 buys you at Davos

2014-01-22 17:27

Ferial Haffajee, City Press editor and Fin24 correspondent in Davos, discusses what you get for R300 000 at the World Economic Forum's festival of ideas.

Unemployment may age you

2013-11-22 13:00

Researchers say that unemployed men show more signs of stress in their DNA.

No relief in sight for Spain's jobless

2013-11-05 16:45

Spain's jobless figures have increased as tourist season hires were laid off, suggesting an expanding economy has yet to make inroads into the unemployment rate.

ANC voters' conundrum

2013-09-17 07:56

Gratitude for delivery will win - but with a heavy heart, says Daniel Silke.

Jobless figures are shocking - Cosatu

2013-07-31 19:45

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says South Africa's rising unemployment numbers are appalling and that it would campaign for policies to reverse this trend.

Marcus warns on unemployment ripples

2013-07-31 11:35

The effects of South Africa's high unemployment will be felt for decades to come, says SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Jobless tally jumps to new high

2013-07-30 15:15

The number of South Africans out of work has risen to 4.723 million in the second quarter of 2013, the highest since 2008, according to Stats SA.

Barberton youth demand share of mine

2013-07-17 10:38
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More than 200 unemployed youth in Mpumalanga have marched to the Fairview mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, demanding a share of the company's wealth.

Eurozone's jobless sit tight

2013-06-27 09:36

The car plant where 46-year-old Agathe Martin works is shutting down, but when PSA Peugeot offered her a job in another factory she said "Non".

Sacrifices by youth were in vain - IFP

2013-06-05 16:40

In celebration of Youth Month the IFP has called for youth development to be a priority in memory of the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976.

 
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