ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

SA's story line: Biting unemployment

2014-10-31 06:00
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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.

How our government sponsors unemployment

2014-08-27 15:45

Ours is a government that sponsors and promotes unemployment if the work available is not in line with its ideological focus, claims Martin Warburg.

Ramaphosa tells SA not to take bribes, steal

2014-08-22 12:48
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South Africans must not buy stolen goods, not pay bribes and not take something that does not belong to them, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Unemployment because of SA labour laws - Neasa

2014-08-20 10:51

Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant is in denial about the impact of labour laws, because more government intervention creates more inequality, says Neasa.

Manufacturing job cuts on the cards

2014-08-14 13:30

The short term outlook for manufacturing conditions in SA is bleak and job cuts would be likely over the next 12 months, according to a survey.

Computer training to change lives

2014-07-08 12:54

A Cape Town initiative offers needy communities access to quality computer training for a very small price, as well as a facility for on-line job searching.

Maimane: Where are the jobs, Zuma?

2014-06-16 17:10
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At a Youth Day rally north of Pretoria Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane wanted to know where the jobs are that Pres. Jacob Zuma promised.

Flawed jobs promise

2014-06-06 07:00

Jacob Zuma's jobs pledge could fall flat on its face, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Petrol price drop means little to jobless

2014-06-03 07:00

The petrol price decrease will lighten the burden for heavily-indebted South Africans, but will impact little on the unemployed, says a debt management firm.

Zille: DA creates 146 000 jobs in the Cape

2014-05-05 16:22

The Western Cape is the only province which saw a decline in unemployment, owing to managing the economy properly and cutting corruption, says DA leader Helen Zille.

Eurozone unemployment holds steady

2014-05-02 13:43

Unemployment in the eurozone has held steady for the fourth consecutive month, according to Eurostat data.

Spain jobless rate rises

2014-04-29 14:45

Spain's unemployment rate has increased in the first quarter of 2014, according to data.

My debt see-saw

2014-04-28 16:01

Fin24 user Chris tells how changing career fortunes first got him out of and then back into debt.

Eastern Cape miners get service centre

2014-04-08 16:30

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe opened a one-stop service centre for former and present miners in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

French jobless total surges to new record

2014-03-27 10:11

The number of people out of work in France surged in February by 31 500 to a new record, dealing a blow to President Francois Hollande during local elections.

Dim outlook for SA job seekers

2014-03-11 10:21

While certain sectors and regions show more hiring promise than others, industries like agriculture and fishing could suffer the most, according to a survey.

Services outshine manufacturing globally

2014-03-05 13:47

Robust growth in the global service industry outshone a lacklustre performance from manufacturers last month.

Duarte: ANC champion of high job rate

2014-02-11 21:15

South Africa's employment levels were the highest they had ever been in its history, says ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte.

France 'within inch' of beating unemployment

2014-01-28 13:25

French Labour Minister Michel Sapin says France is "within an inch" of turning the corner on joblessness, despite missing a headline target.

US job growth weakest in three years

2014-01-10 16:34

Employers in the US hired the fewest workers in almost three years in December, but speculators say the setback is likely to be temporary.

Relief for Hollande as unemployment falls

2013-11-29 10:53

The number of unemployed in France declined for the second time in three months in October, falling by 20 500 to 3.27 million, says the Labour Ministry.

Unemployment may age you

2013-11-22 09:19

Researchers say that unemployed men show more signs of stress in their DNA.

 

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.

US employment growth smallest in eight months

2014-09-05 15:45

US job growth has slowed down sharply in August, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates.

Zim creates fewer formal jobs

2014-08-24 11:03

The Zimbabwean economy added 13 173 new jobs in the six months to June, adding to evidence that the country's economic situation has continued to worsen.

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

2014-08-20 18:39
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A year after the re-election of leader Robert Mugabe, the country is facing new financial hardships.

Nene: Govt serious about jobless youth

2014-08-15 18:44

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the government is committed to dealing with unemployment after treasury announced changes for the R9bn Jobs Fund.

SA's jobless rate increases

2014-07-29 13:33

South Africa's unemployment rate has lifted in the second quarter of 2014, data shows.

US economy picks up as job growth surges

2014-07-04 09:28

US employment growth has jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was growing briskly.

More stay-at-home dads

2014-06-06 07:20

The number of US fathers staying at home nearly doubled since the late 1980s, led by a sharp rise in child care by dads, a report shows.

Greek unemployment rate eases

2014-06-05 19:15

Greece's unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 26.8% in March from an upwardly revised 26.9% in the previous month, data shows.

Zille: DA creates 146 000 jobs in the Cape

2014-05-05 16:30

The Western Cape is the only province which has seen a decline in unemployment, owing to managing the economy properly and cutting corruption, says DA leader Helen Zille.

No jobs for 5 million people

2014-05-05 13:28

Quarter on quarter employment rates declined in the first three months of the year, leaving 5.067 million people without work, according to a labour force survey.

German unemployment declines

2014-04-30 16:04

German unemployment has fallen for a fifth consecutive month, data shows, underlining the resilience of the job market in Europe's largest economy.

Chemo for breast cancer increases unemployment risk

2014-04-29 13:29

According to a study, women who are subjected to chemotherapy for breast cancer have a greater likelihood of being unemployed.

Only 13% of unemployed find jobs - StatsSA

2014-04-09 14:29

Employed South Africans are highly likely to stay in their jobs, while the unemployed will find it increasingly hard to find work, says StatisSA.

Japanese unemployment rate down

2014-03-28 10:46

Japan's unemployment rate fell by 0.1% from the previous month to 3.6% in February, its 45th consecutive drop, says the government.

US jobless claims up modestly

2014-03-20 15:24

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected, pointing to some underlying strength in the labour market.

Job losses reach three-year high

2014-03-10 09:22

The number of jobs lost in SA in February was the biggest monthly loss in almost three years, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index.

Germany's more than a million job vacancies

2014-03-04 15:16

Germany has more than one million job vacancies amid labour shortages in key industry sectors, data shows.

Number of unemployed in spain rises

2014-02-04 16:54

More than 4.8 million people are registered as unemployed in Spain as an additional 113 097 joined the jobless ranks since December, data shows.

What R300 000 buys you at Davos

2014-01-22 17:27

Ferial Haffajee, City Press editor and Fin24 correspondent in Davos, discusses what you get for R300 000 at the World Economic Forum's festival of ideas.

Unemployment may age you

2013-11-22 13:00

Researchers say that unemployed men show more signs of stress in their DNA.

No relief in sight for Spain's jobless

2013-11-05 16:45

Spain's jobless figures have increased as tourist season hires were laid off, suggesting an expanding economy has yet to make inroads into the unemployment rate.

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