ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

UK unemployment rate falls to lowest since 1975

2017-03-15 12:17

The UK jobless rate is at its lowest in more than four decades but Britons are seeing their wages go nowhere.

US jobless claims rebounds from four-decade low

2017-03-09 16:13

Applications for US jobless benefits have rebounded last week from a 44-year low, returning to a range that still shows strength in the labour market.

What Zuma won't talk about in his SONA

2017-02-09 18:31

South Africa's dire unemployment rate and stubborn economic growth will likely get little or no attention in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, says Solidarity.

EDITORIAL: PPC, stop giving jobs to your chinas

2017-01-29 06:09

A R1.7 billion plant extension is currently under way in North West. Once completed, the slurry plant – outside Mahikeng – will have a greater output of cement. This is a project by cement giant PPC.

Time to stop cheating the poor

2017-01-22 06:44

Decent work should not be a concept hidden in government documents, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.

UK employment steady, wages pick up

2017-01-18 15:46

The UK economy shed fewer jobs than expected and wage growth picked up toward the end of 2016, suggesting the labour market remains relatively resilient.

World’s jobless on the rise

2017-01-15 06:00

But employment levels bear no relationship to a country’s welfare. The working poor are the majority of employed in sub-Saharan Africa

The highs and lows of business

2016-12-18 06:03

It has been an eventful and difficult year in SA economics and politics. Justin Brown provides an overview of the more significant events.

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US jobless claims increase to highest level since June

2016-12-01 15:58

The most Americans since June have filed for US unemployment benefits, indicating a possible pause in progress in the labour market.

 

Anguish over low wages but no pity for the 9 million who earn zero

2017-03-10 07:00

The negative consequence for the already-unemployed is so grave that, it provides a powerful argument as to why the minimum wage should not be introduced, says Eustace Davie.

Jobs in WC agriculture sector grows

2017-02-14 18:25

About 250 000 people were employed in the Western Cape’s agriculture sector in the last quarter of 2016, but more still needs to be done, says Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

Job interviews after placard story in ‘The Witness’

2017-01-30 10:42

Two Pietermaritzburg graduates who have been unemployed for the past two years are upbeat after receiving positive feedback on their hunt for jobs.

Are anti-nuclear activists blinded by Zupta fear? Why SA needs nuclear power – economist

2017-01-26 15:30

SA faces a dark future if it increases renewables and cuts coal and nuclear, says an independent analyst. He sets out the pros and cons of the various energy options.

Graduates show initiative to find entry-level jobs

2017-01-19 10:43

We don’t want sympathy, we want work.

German jobless mystery explained

2017-01-18 09:31

Europe’s largest economy is defying concerns that the mass arrival of people from war-torn countries, including Syria and Iraq, would lift joblessness and hurt growth.

Over 200m people worldwide will be unemployed in 2017 - report

2017-01-13 16:36

The pace of labour force growth outstrips job creation and more than 201 million people are expected to be unemployed globally in 2017, shows an ILO report.

SA’s party-list electoral system confers impunity/arrogance on ANC leaders

2016-12-08 20:08

The very electoral system which confers huge power on a centrist leadership is corrupting which will ultimately have negative effects at the 2019 polls, argues an analyst.

Graham Sell: Divisive and destructive politics – but Govt not only to blame.

2016-12-01 16:54

While 21st century politics is built on divisions created, are governments solely to blame for the situation the world finds itself in?

Eurozone unemployment at 7-year low as recovery proceeds

2016-12-01 14:55

Eurozone unemployment has unexpectedly declined to the lowest level in more than seven years, signaling that companies are confident in the region’s recovery.

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