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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Ferguson, Missouri Shooting of Michael Brown brought out frustrations stemming from unemployment, bad schools and white domination of a largely black area The spark that lit a fire in Ferguson The police shooting of Michael Brown was the spark. But the tinder fuelling the anger and resentment that has exploded in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri has been ...

  2. Business - Economy

    US job growth cools, unemployment rate rises to 6.2 per cent

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Slower US job growth likely to keep rates low US job growth slowed more than expected last month and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack ... of a percentage point increase in the unemployment rate to 6.2 per cent came as more people entered the labour market, a sign of confidence in the job market. "It still points to a job market ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Unemployed decorator smuggled HK$1m of Ice to pay for heart surgery: customs

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 05:05pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Man, 56, was offered HK$10,000 that he needed to have a pacemaker installed, officers say An unemployed man tried to smuggle HK$1 million worth of the drug Ice from Shenzhen to Hong Kong to make HK$10,000 he needed to pay for heart surgery, customs officers said on Wednesday. The 56-year-old former decorator was intercepted at the Lok Ma Chau ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Australian unemployment rate stays steady as jobs growth picks up

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:14am by Reuters

    ... from rising, further evidence that unemployment may have peaked far earlier and lower than even optimists had assumed. The local dollar climbed a quarter of a US cent yesterday after ... this year might have been the top for this cycle. "The labour market is increasingly confirming those earlier signs of a peak in the unemployment rate and turn-up in jobs growth," said ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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- ...




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