ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

German unemployment at record low

2016-02-02 12:21

Germany’s unemployment rate has unexpectedly fallen to a record low, in a sign that economic sentiment in the economy is withstanding the tumult in global markets.

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Tackling poverty in Nigeria with tomatoes

2016-01-17 16:30

Nigeria has abundant resources but has lacked the capacity, will or ability to exploit it, forcing a reliance on imports.

Labour policies driving poor from jobs - IRR

2015-12-23 13:43

Poor South Africans will continue to pay a heavy price without labour market reforms and investor-friendly policies, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

SA should invest in small business to hit 5% growth

2015-11-29 16:11

Ploughing investment into the small business sector is the only way to boost growth, says Goldman Sachs.

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.

 

US jobless claims in decrease to 278 000

2016-01-28 16:13

Applications for jobless benefits in the US have dropped from a six-month high, indicating firings remain low following volatility associated with staff adjustments.

Lionel Bisschoff: 4IR makes NDP mockery – no joy by 2030

2016-01-24 16:26

South Africa is not ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and needs radical change to prevent the country from falling further behind, says an analyst.

Ageing white workforce to impact SA labour market - report

2015-12-23 16:33

The white workforce in South Africa is ageing and this has implications in various areas, including the shortage of skilled individuals, according to a report.

How coding is unlocking opportunities for youth

2015-12-01 14:52

Thanks to the vision and pragmatism of an ex-offender-turned-entrepreneur, the world’s next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs may just come from Langa – Cape Town’s oldest township.

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.

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