Desperate: Waiting by the roadside for work

2017-12-04 06:27

Armed with their tools of trade, men wait by the roadside each morning hoping for piecemeal work. By 15:00, most of them will given up. They will be back the next day.

Ramaphosa: Dialogue can help solve Mining Charter impasse

2017-09-06 21:15

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says dialogue and collaboration could help reach a compromise between the mining industry and the DMR over the Mining Charter.

How SA is changing: Work and earnings

2017-01-31 16:05

In the second segment of finweek's cover story, we take a look at unemployment numbers in SA as well the income and spending capabilities of South African's, as of 1994.

Can SA work itself out of a tight spot?

2016-07-21 16:14

The IMF recently highlighted “deep-rooted structural problems” as reason for the economy’s inability to grow. What are these problems? And how can SA turn the situation around?

Will debts for unemployed be written off?

2016-03-20 21:47

A Fin24 user who has been unemployed for more than six months wants to know if creditors can write off her debts since she's unable to pay them.

Ramaphosa: Youth unemployment critical challenge

2014-06-16 13:52

Youth unemployment is probably the single most critical challenge facing South Africa today, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Global jobless number tops 200 million

2014-01-20 20:00

The United Nations' labour agency says the number of unemployed people worldwide jumped last year amid lagging job opportunities.

Support youth wage bill, urges ANC

2013-10-15 22:32

The ANC has appealed to all stakeholders to support the draft employment tax incentive bill, adding that it is confident it will become law before next year.

Japan's jobless rate falls

2013-08-30 15:33

Japan's unemployment rate has declined to 3.8% in July for the second straight month of decline amid an economic recovery, the government says.

French jobless rate hits 14 year high

2013-03-07 13:26

French unemployment rose to 10.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012, the highest in almost 14 years, according to official data.


Friends & Friction: Confidence is the best asset we can give our kids

2017-11-19 06:07

In business, as in sport, there are many young people who promise the world on their debuts, only to disappear like mist. They aren’t entirely forgettable, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

SA reacts to high #unemployment

2017-08-07 16:42

South Africans took to Twitter to express their views as SA's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at levels last seen in 2003.

South Africans mired in misery but still more upbeat than 2004

2016-09-19 12:23

The South African Misery Index is expected to rise to a seven-year high in 2016 against the backdrop of weak economic growth and high unemployment, says KPMG.

German unemployment declined ahead of Brexit shock

2016-06-30 10:55

German unemployment has extended its decline in June, signalling economic growth remained robust before Britons unexpectedly voted to exit the European Union.

German unemployment falls sharply

2015-01-07 18:06

The number of unemployed people in Germany has fallen more than forecast with seasonally adjusted unemployment dropping.

French back jobless benefits cut - poll

2014-02-02 16:06

A clear majority of French voters would support reforms to clamp down on jobless benefits that trade union leaders oppose, according to an opinion.

Home ownership linked to high unemployment

2013-11-01 15:03

High levels of home ownership are strongly linked to subsequent rises in unemployment because labour mobility becomes reduced, a study shows.

More male suicides after 2008 crash

2013-09-18 09:52

The 2008 financial crisis that devastated many Western economies also reaped a heavy toll in suicides among men, a study suggests.

DA rubbishes Gauteng jobs claim

2013-05-29 16:01

The DA says Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane's claims that unemployment in the province has dropped, is a clever distortion of the truth.

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