Outlook bleak as SA sheds more jobs

2017-12-12 16:38

Employment levels are expected to remain flat over the coming months, given low investment, confidence and economic growth, says an analyst.

Drought in the Cape could see 50 000 jobs lost and food prices spike

2017-11-19 06:07

Drought gripping the three Cape provinces will see up to 50 000 farm workers lose their jobs amid rising inflation, while the after-effects of previous seasons of drought inland will see holidaymakers having to dig deeper into their pockets.

Skills bias makes it unlikely to crack SA unemployment

2017-11-12 07:01

The bias towards “skilled” work in service sectors makes it unlikely that South Africa’s unemployment levels will be reduced in the near future, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) said this week.

Graduates feel the pain of low economic growth

2017-11-06 14:50

Pietermaritzburg's Sibongile Dlala (25) is typical of many South Africans: educated and desperate to work but unable to find employment.

UK jobless rate stays at 42-year low amid strong labour demand

2017-10-18 11:24

UK unemployment has held at a 42-year low in the three months through August and the number of people in work approached a record high.

US jobless claims fall to lowest level since before storms

2017-10-12 15:06

Applications for US unemployment benefits have declined to the lowest level since August, before major hurricanes sent jobless claims soaring.

What to expect from the financial week ahead

2017-09-25 06:00

There’s a fair bit of data coming out this week despite it being a shortened week, according to Mamello Matikinca, FNB senior economist.

US jobless claims decline as Harvey impact fades in Texas

2017-09-21 15:29

Applications for unemployment benefits in the US have unexpectedly declined as the Hurricane Harvey-related surge in Texas filings continued to reverse.

Do immigrants 'steal' jobs in SA? What the data tells us

2017-09-19 12:50

South Africa is a popular destination for immigrants, especially from other African countries. Does their presence affect the employment chances of South Africans?

It's a tough time to be young in Zimbabwe

2017-09-11 06:00

Zimbabwe is at serious risk of not benefiting from the hottest new investor attraction: a young and energetic population, says Malcom Sharara.


Unemployment claims at five-week low show resilient US job market

2017-12-07 15:44

Applications for unemployment benefits in the US have declined to a five-week low, consistent with a resilient labour market, according to Labour Department figures.

How we will rebuild South Africa

2017-11-19 05:52

A new deal for economic growth rests on rooting out corruption, improving education, creating jobs and restoring investor confidence, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.

No end to suffering in sight for families evicted from hijacked buildings

For four months, former Cape York and Fattis Mansions residents have been sharing temporary accommodation next to Wembley Stadium. Living conditions have become unbearable for the community. Watch.

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US unemployment rate falls to lowest in 17 years

2017-11-03 15:16

The US unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 17 years in October while job creation resumed climbing after the two late-summer hurricanes.

Question politicians about broken promises

2017-10-15 06:19

South Africa is beautiful, rich in raw natural minerals, tourist attractions and opportunities. However, the living conditions of so many citizens have either not changed much or worsened, writes Muano Liphadzi.

Dion Chang: No really, that's my job

2017-10-01 06:02

From pet food taster, odour judge to professional sleeper, there are dozens of unconventional ways of making a living out there, writes Dion Chang.

Friends & Friction: The fat will clog your business arteries

2017-09-24 06:00

Sadly, too many people mistake fat for growth because they confuse activity with progress, says Muzi Kuzwayo.

World Bank drops SA 2017 growth forecast

2017-09-19 15:16

The World Bank has downgraded South Africa’s 2017 growth forecast to 0.6% from 1.1% in January. Unless the economy starts growing, SA's poor will continue to live in grinding poverty.

UK unemployment at 42-year low fails to spur wage pickup

2017-09-13 11:36

For British workers, the lowest jobless rate in more than four decades isn’t enough to maintain their standard of living.

Ramaphosa warns workers to prepare for mechanisation storm

2017-09-07 15:50

South African workers need to be ready to face the “storm” of mechanisation and new technology that could lead to job losses, warns Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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