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  1. News - World - Youth Unemployment

    EU leaders meet in Paris to tackle youth employment

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 01:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Europe’s leaders gather in Paris on Tuesday to discuss ways of tackling youth unemployment, in the latest of a flurry of meetings and measures since German leader Angela Merkel said it was the most ... million aged 15-24 are neither in work, education or training. The sting of the crisis is felt differently across the bloc. The youth unemployment rate is pinned down at 7.7 per cent in Europe’s ...

  2. Business - Economy

    British job vacancies highest in 4 years, but wages stay flat

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 11:53am by Reuters

    ... cent on an annual basis to hit the highest number since the launch of the index in 2009. However, wages remained stagnant for a third month, it found. Unemployment, at 7.7 per cent, has become ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Fed chief Yellen urges caution on jobs despite fall in number of unemployed

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:06am by Reuters

    ... need to keep its eye on the number of long-term unemployed Americans and those working only part-time but who want a full-time job. Yellen, addressing lawmakers on the House Financial Services ... of bonds to drive long-term borrowing costs lower in the wake of the deep 2007-2009 recession. In December, in a nod to a drop in unemployment and stronger economic growth, it started to scale back ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong unemployment rises to 3.4pc

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 07:16pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.4 per cent in the three months from August to October as the economic slowdown continued, the government said on Monday. The latest seasonally adjusted jobless rate was up from 3.3 per cent in the July-September period, the Census and Statistics Department said. However, the under-unemployment rate – which measures ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    HK jobless rate steady amid warnings of downturn

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 05:58pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong’s jobless rate remained unchanged at 3.2 per cent in August, amid warnings of short-term weakness in the labour market due to the weak global economy. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate between June and August stood at 3.2 per cent, unchanged from the May-July level, the Census and Statistics Department said on Tuesday. Most job losses were observed ...

  6. No change in jobless rate as labour force shrinks slightly

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... but the unemployment rate stayed unchanged at 4.4 per cent, according to government data. This meant there were about 4,200 more people without jobs and some 6,300 fewer people employed last month. Jobs that were created were mainly in the real estate, wholesale and transport sectors while unemployment worsened in the hotel, information and communications, foundation and superstructure, and retail ...

  7. Jobless rate rise signals end of the rebound

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... debt crisis and tightening monetary policy on the mainland. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.6 per cent in the three months to May after hitting 4.4 per cent ... of the unemployment rate for persons aged 15 to 24 from 10.2 per cent to 11.1 per cent suggests that pressure on youth unemployment is beginning to emerge,' he said. City University economist Dr Li Kui- ...

  8. Youth jobs shrink

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit The city's youth jobless rate rose to 10 per cent and may go up further when fresh graduates start looking for jobs in the summer. Last month, the unemployment rate ... rate increase came despite the city's overall unemployment remaining unchanged from March at 4.4 per cent, the lowest it has been since the fourth quarter of 2008. New jobs created last ...

  9. Jobless rate drops to lowest since late 2008

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The city's jobless rate fell to its lowest since the last quarter in 2008 when the impact of the global financial crisis started to sink in. The unemployment rate dropped ... main sectors that saw an increase in unemployed people. Unemployment among people aged between 15 and 19 increased slightly, by 0.3 percentage point to 18.2 per cent. Dr Mo Pak-hung, ...

  10. News - World

    Weekly US unemployment benefit applications drop to 316,000, signaling fewer layoffs

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:31pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly US unemployment benefit applications drop to 316,000, signaling fewer layoffs. ...




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