ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

US jobless claims climb from a three-month low

2016-07-28 15:39

The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits have risen from a three-month low, consistent with the Fed Reserve’s view of a stronger job market.

Slight drop in unemployment rate

2016-07-28 12:29

The official unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2016 declined slightly with 0.1 of a percentage point to 26.6%, Statistics South Africa has announced.

US Fed stance boosts rand ahead of SA jobs stats

2016-07-28 09:04

The rand was on the cusp of breaking through the R14.20/$ ceiling after the US Fed said it was not going to hike its fed funds target range on Wednesday.

UK unemployment declines below 5%

2016-07-20 11:10

The UK labour market has showed continuing strength ahead of the country’s decision to vote to leave the European Union.

Anthea Jeffery: Time to take Mining Charter from BEE to EED

2016-07-08 06:41

Ever stricter BEE regulation, whether in mining or elsewhere, cannot empower the millions of South Africans who are unemployed, says Anthea Jeffery.

Govt plans jobs summit, says Ramaphosa

2016-06-21 20:03

Government and labour are set to organise a summit to discuss ways to retain and create jobs in the tough current economic climate, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Youth look to self-employment to combat joblessness

2016-06-19 15:17

The youth are holding on to a positive attitude toward self-employment as the skills gap between education and employment widens, according to a study.

UK jobless rate hits 11-year low

2016-06-15 12:15

The UK labour market has showed signs of resilience in the face of the referendum on European Union membership as unemployment unexpectedly fell.

Reversing SA’s decline – from political liberation to inclusive socio-economic growth

2016-06-01 21:30

SA wants to drive an economic growth agenda while most prevailing leadership thinking is no longer relevant for the stage the country is in, says a Zimbabwean analyst.

Maynard: SA bucking Phillips Curve – unemployment fuelling inflation

2016-05-27 19:24

Whereas traditionally there’s an inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment, in SA there seems to be a more direct relationship, an analysis shows.

 

SA sheds 129 000 jobs in Q2

2016-07-28 13:39

The second quarter of 2016 saw a decline in jobs of 129 000, compared to the previous quarter, according to the latest quarterly labour force survey.

German unemployment falls as companies shrug off Brexit woes

2016-07-28 12:00

German unemployment has extended its decline in July, in a sign that the economy is showing resilience to uncertainty unleashed by a Brexit vote.

Jobless claims in US unexpectedly decline

2016-07-21 15:50

The number of applications for US unemployment benefits has unexpectedly fallen last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labour market remains steady.

US jobless claims hold at lowest level since-April

2016-07-14 15:15

The number of applications for US unemployment benefits has held at the lowest level since mid-April, further evidence of a strong labour market.

ANC at war with itself over economic policy - DA

2016-07-04 15:40

The DA is blaming uncertainty around economic policy within the ANC for the 15 000 job losses in the formal non-agricultural sector of the economy in the first quarter of the year.

Asylum seekers flock to SA as country battles unemployment

2016-06-20 11:07

In the midst of staggeringly high unemployment figures, South Africa hosted more asylum seekers than any other country in the world at the end of 2015, shows a UN report.

Letter to Gordhan: National Jobs fund – funding unemployment

2016-06-15 12:43

The Warrenton Association of Cooperatives say government doesn't have a policy that can develop an industry of low skilled communities.

Tackling unemployment in SA

2016-06-10 06:00

South Africa needs to focus on developing technical skills and become competitive at attracting investments that utilise unskilled labour.

German unemployment rate falls to record low

2016-05-31 10:48

German unemployment has declined more than economists estimated, pushing the jobless rate to the lowest level since reunification.

Unemployment in Mauritius rises slightly

2016-05-19 17:27

Unemployment in Mauritius has increased from 7.8% in 2014 to 7.9% last year as joblessness among women increased slightly.

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