UK unemployment rate at multi-year low

2015-04-17 15:48

Britain's economy has created the largest number of new jobs in nearly a year and unemployment hit its lowest rate since mid-2008.

Patel: Youth jobs created, but not fast enough

2015-03-03 19:00

Although 400 000 jobs have been created for youths, newcomers to the market outrun the pace of job creation, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Zim living conditions worsen - survey

2015-02-18 12:12

Living conditions for most Zimbabweans have taken a turn for the worst, according to a survey which shows 44% of Zimbabweans skip a meal.

UK unemployment at six-year low

2015-01-21 15:00

Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to 5.8% in the three months to November, official figures released recently show.

SA among top 10 with highest unemployment

2015-01-20 13:17

Unemployment is still rising even though six years have passed since the start of the global financial crisis, says the International Labour Organisation.

Harmony to cut jobs

2014-12-02 14:05

Harmony Gold says it has started a process to cut jobs at its Kusasalethu mine to reduce costs and return the operation to productivity.

Greek unemployment dips

2014-11-13 15:04

Unemployment in Greece has dropped in August to 25.9% in seasonally-adjusted terms, from July's revised estimate of 26.1%, the statistics agency says.

German unemployment drops

2014-10-30 16:00

Germany's tally of unemployed has fallen by 22 000 in October, showing that fears of recession in the eurozone have not translated into a fall-off in hiring yet.

British unemployment falls to 8-yr low

2014-10-15 14:15

Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to 6% in the third quarter, reaching its lowest level in eight years, official figures have shown.

Employment rate climbs 2.7%

2014-09-29 15:19

The number of people with jobs has increased by 229 000 from the same period in 2013, according to Statistics South Africa.


SA missing growth boat over jobless youth

2015-04-16 14:55

SA won't reap the "demographic dividend" of a growth spurt in the working age population because of high unemployment levels, says the statistician general.

Kganyago: Workers, investors should share gains

2015-02-18 14:50

There should be an equitable sharing of productivity gains between workers and investors, says SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago.

People staying in jobs for longer – Stats SA

2015-02-10 19:03

The amount of time people stay in their jobs in South Africa has increased since 2008, Statistics SA says.

UN releases Zim unemployment figures

2015-01-20 20:00

The United Nations has released Zimbabwe's unemployment figures which show that formal employment is on the decline.

DA: Cosatu wage subsidy bullying no help to SA

2015-01-18 21:14

Cosatu’s "bullying of government" into a weaker youth tax incentive will not have the impact on job creation that SA desperately needs, claims the DA.

Turkey unemployment rate rises

2014-11-17 18:30

Turkey's unemployment rate has increased to 10.1% in August, up from 9.8% the previous month, government agency Turkstat has reported.

SA's story line: Biting unemployment

2014-10-31 06:00

High and long-term unemployment are critical problems facing the country as the jobless feel the creeping effects of poverty, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.

US jobless claims at 14-year low

2014-10-16 16:45

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits has fallen to a 14-year low, a positive signal on whether the economy is shifting into a higher gear.

Japan jobless rate falls

2014-09-30 09:55

Japan's jobless rate has shrunk and the availability of jobs has held steady at the highest in 22 years, reflecting an improvement in the labour market.

Ramaphosa: Employers must curb youth unemployment

2014-09-08 13:19

Employers should rise to the challenge of youth unemployment, take on first time employees and provide mentorship, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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