Unemployment debt weighs on US states

2015-11-23 12:30

US states are still repaying federal loans for unemployment benefits more than six years after the recession, costing businesses millions in taxes and interest.

Solutions to fix SA's unemployment, low growth and business confidence

2015-11-08 10:00

With rising unemployment, low growth and reduced business confidence, SA's sinking economy needs a lifeboat. Experts share their solutions to fix SA.

How to fix SA

2015-11-06 06:30

With SA’s official unemployment rate increasing to 25.5%, the IMF cutting its growth forecast to 1.4% this year, and business confidence at its lowest levels in 22 years, experts share views on what they would do to fix SA.

Matthew Lester: Taxpayer revolution. R90bn UIF surplus to the rescue.

2015-10-27 12:32

Following the recent student protests, Matthew Lester is again looking for solutions and turns his head towards the department of labour.

US jobless claims data points to firming labour

2015-10-22 15:18

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits have risen less than expected, remaining at levels consistent with a healthy labour market.

US jobless claims fall to match lowest level since 1973

2015-10-15 16:15

The number of Americans submitting applications for jobless benefits has unexpectedly declined last week to match the fewest in four decades.

Swaziland faces further economic shocks

2015-10-02 11:00

Swaziland should get ready for further economic shocks, as EU sanctions loom and the IMF is urging it to fix its policy framework amid poverty and high unemployment.

US unemployment claims at eight-week low

2015-09-17 16:30

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits have fallen to the lowest level in eight weeks.

The Capitalist Crusader – Herman Mashaba going legal on Labour Laws

2015-09-11 15:47

Businessman Herman Mashaba says SA should do away with race-based transformation and that the past can be redressed by allowing the economy to grow.

Anthea Jeffery: Economic needs must trump anti-Western ideology

2015-09-03 14:54

ANC ideology should not be allowed to trump SA’s economic needs and the plight of the 8.4 million unemployed, says Anthea Jeffery.


UK unemployment rate declines, wage growth slows

2015-11-11 13:17

UK unemployment has fallen to the lowest in more than seven years in the third quarter and the number in work rose to a record.

Ngcobo: Political leadership failed – Nationalisation ‘economic joke’, need jobs

2015-11-06 07:38

Leftist hogwash is the order of the day with promises of a better future and poor people are being fed a promise which is a one-way ticket to nowhere, says an analyst.

Prolonged slump in SA labour market - index

2015-11-04 18:16

South Africa is in the midst of a prolonged slump in the labour market, a labour market index has showed.

Unemployment figures rise to 25.5%

2015-10-27 11:54

South Africa's unemployment rate has increased to 25.5% in the third quarter of 2015, Statistics SA has announced.

Tax incentive for young job-seekers to be assessed

2015-10-21 15:00

The Employment Tax Incentive for young work-seekers will be carefully assessed in due course, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

SA’s future? Cathy Buckle: Zim’s daily slog for bread, 18 hours loadshedding

2015-10-13 17:00

Zimbabwean author Cathy Buckle writes another gut-wrenching piece, looking at the daily struggles of what most people see as the simplicity of buying a loaf of bread.

Cathy Buckle: Zimbabwe – Suffer continues – lessons for SA

2015-09-28 16:29

Zimbabwe's sorry state of affairs is a reminder to the rest of Africa of how the abuse of power can lead to the destruction of all things beautiful.

UK wage growth hits 6-yr high as labour markets tighten

2015-09-16 12:07

UK wages have grown at their fastest pace in more than six years and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell, suggesting an inflationary pressure in the labour market.

US job growth slows, unemployment rate falls

2015-09-04 15:43

US payrolls has risen less than expected, but a drop in the unemployment rate to a near seven-and-a-half-year low kept alive prospects of a Fed Reserve rate hike.

Training for UIF beneficiaries

2015-08-31 09:56

LOCAL Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) beneficiaries will receive training in building and construction as part of a skills development ­programme with the Msunduzi Municipality.

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