ARTICLES RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT

Youth unemployment will be felt for decades

2014-04-14 20:55

The current Government has failed its youth and it’s critical that something be done, says Nhlanhla Mosele.

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.

Foundation challenges state labour interference

2013-10-07 14:04

The Free Market Foundation is proceeding with a court challenge to a clause in the Labour Relations Act which it says will impose private labour agreements on employers.

Crime and unemployment

2013-08-08 07:34

A safer SA could boost job prospects, suggests Geoffrey Chapman.

Marcus begs firms to employ youth

2013-07-31 15:21

A major concern is that the length of time people remain unemployed keeps increasing, according to SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Marcus: Reducing unemployment is top job

2013-07-31 10:17

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says reducing chronic unemployment on a sustainable basis is the single most important economic objective.

Pope calls for more inclusive culture

2013-07-22 16:48

Pope Francis has said the world risks losing a generation of young people to unemployment and called for a more inclusive culture.

SA women 'second-class citizens' say stats

2013-07-05 09:37

The scales remain tilted in favour of men with regards to education and literacy, employment and financial standing, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said.

Teens more resilient, tech savvy than older counterparts

2013-06-20 11:54

Teens from the generation that began in the 1980s are more resilient, adaptable and tech savvy than their older counterparts, according to a new study.

Record unemployment in the eurozone

2013-05-31 13:05

Unemployment has reached a new high in the eurozone and inflation remains below the ECB's target.

Zille: Cosatu keeping people unemployed

2013-05-16 09:03

Cosatu is keeping people unemployed by influencing government not to implement the youth wage subsidy, DA leader Helen Zille says.

Cosatu shocked by jobless rate

2013-05-08 11:51
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The latest unemployment figures released by Statistics SA which place the official jobless rate at 25.2% are demoralising, Cosatu says.

Lehohla: Youth wage subsidy may work

2013-05-06 18:31

South Africa could do better with a youth wage subsidy if it helps to resolve the challenges facing young people, says Stats SA statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Spanish unemployment tops 6 million

2013-04-25 11:40

Over six million Spaniards have been out of work in the first quarter, raising the jobless rate to 27.2%, the highest since records began in the 1970s.

The jobless graduate myth

2013-04-14 14:34

Graduates from universities have an unemployment rate of about 5% – low even by the standards of prosperous economic times in western Europe, according to a study.

Six million jobs lost in EU since 2008

2013-04-08 15:09

European Union economies have shed almost six million jobs since the global economic crisis struck in 2008, the International Labour Organisation says.

 

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.

ANC voters' conundrum

2013-09-17 07:56

Gratitude for delivery will win - but with a heavy heart, says Daniel Silke.

Jobless figures are shocking - Cosatu

2013-07-31 19:45

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says South Africa's rising unemployment numbers are appalling and that it would campaign for policies to reverse this trend.

Marcus warns on unemployment ripples

2013-07-31 11:35

The effects of South Africa's high unemployment will be felt for decades to come, says SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Jobless tally jumps to new high

2013-07-30 15:15

The number of South Africans out of work has risen to 4.723 million in the second quarter of 2013, the highest since 2008, according to Stats SA.

Barberton youth demand share of mine

2013-07-17 10:38
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More than 200 unemployed youth in Mpumalanga have marched to the Fairview mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, demanding a share of the company's wealth.

Eurozone's jobless sit tight

2013-06-27 09:36

The car plant where 46-year-old Agathe Martin works is shutting down, but when PSA Peugeot offered her a job in another factory she said "Non".

Sacrifices by youth were in vain - IFP

2013-06-05 16:40

In celebration of Youth Month the IFP has called for youth development to be a priority in memory of the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976.

Unemployment drops in Gauteng

2013-05-27 16:45

Unemployment in Gauteng has decreased by nearly 5% between 2011 and 2012, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Vavi: Unemployment a ticking bomb

2013-05-12 10:33
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Unemployment in South Africa is a ticking bomb, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

The ANC is failing the poor, says DA

2013-05-06 22:18

The DA is calling on President Jacob Zuma to stand up against Cosatu and ensure that growth policies are implemented amid the rising tide of unemployment.

Unemployment rate rises to 25.2%

2013-05-06 11:51

The number of unemployed people increased by 100 000 people to 4.6 million between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, Statistics SA says.

Initiative to employ youth launched

2013-04-23 14:09

An incentive to encourage businesses to employ young South Africans and reduce youth unemployment has been launched in Johannesburg.

Thousands of jobs lost in March

2013-04-10 09:24

The Adcorp March employment index shows employment declined at an annualised rate of 2.1%‚ with the economy shedding 33 202 jobs.

McDonald's staff need university degree

2013-04-05 12:30

In a telling comment on youth unemployment, a US job advert calling for a full-time cashier specifies that only university graduates need apply.

 
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