Unemployment rate down, but big picture worrisome

2015-07-29 15:54

Although the latest labour force survey by Stats SA shows the unemployment rate has decreased quarter-on-quarter, the bigger picture is more worrisome.

Ramaphosa’s jobs fantasy – succumbing of the last sane man in Zuma’s looney bin

2015-07-27 15:12

Cyril Ramaphosa's claim that SA is on track to “exceed” its 6 million jobs target shows one of the last sane politicians has caved in to the power virus, says Alec Hogg.

Report shows sectors with greatest jobs demand

2015-07-09 16:32

The latest report by Careers24 shows where the highest growth in demand for candidates came from and the top sectors from a candidate supply point of view.

Financial crisis hits SA youth the hardest

2015-06-29 17:57

The high rate of long-term unemployment among both young people and adults reflects the mismatch between skills and available jobs, a report by Statistics SA shows.

Unemployment piles up problems for Indonesia

2015-06-21 13:41

Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo.

Vavi: SA teetering on a knife-edge

2015-05-27 21:15

Statistics SA figures have revealed a horror story of unbelievably bad news for workers and the SA economy, says former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzema Vavi.

Mayor outlines plans to make Tshwane 'African city of excellence'

2015-05-18 14:21

Free Wi-Fi, youth empowerment and tackling unemployment. These are on top of the agenda of executive mayor of Tshwane, Kgosientso Ramokgopa.

China unemployment rate eases

2015-04-24 09:30

China's urban unemployment rate have ticked down to 4.05% at the end of March from 4.1% at the end of 2014, says the labour ministry.

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.

Unemployment triples depression risk in young adults

2015-03-23 13:50

Young adults who are unemployed are three times more likely to suffer from depression than those who have jobs.


France's Hollande gambles on jobs growth

2015-07-28 13:30

French President Francois Hollande, who has long pledged only run for a second term in office if unemployment was falling, has upped the stakes.

PnP eyes 5 000 jobs a year through waste plan

2015-07-27 14:06

Pick n Pay has announced an ambitious campaign focusing on food waste, energy inefficiency and the waste of human talent due to high unemployment levels.

Gauteng, W Cape lead on youth employment

2015-06-30 07:24

The youth unemployment rate has increased by the largest amount in Northern Cape and North West from 2008 to 2015, according to Statistics SA.

Ten-point reform plan for unemployment crisis

2015-06-25 06:00

The SA Institute of Race Relations has published a 10-point plan relating to the labour market, which it claims will tackle SA's mounting unemployment crisis.

Working class, poor locked out of War Room - Vavi

2015-06-05 18:00

The Eskom War Room excludes trade unions and civil organisations representing those hardest hit by the power crisis, says former Cosatu head Zwelinzima Vavi.

SA must address 4 key problems - report

2015-05-21 18:24

South Africa needs leadership at all levels to better translate its national wealth into the well-being of its citizens, according to a new report.

US jobless claims hold near 15-year low

2015-05-07 17:00

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits have risen marginally last week, staying near a 15-year low.

US jobless claims edge up

2015-04-23 16:00

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits have risen, but the underlying trend continued to point to a solidly improving labour market.

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.

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.

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