Hong Kong’s unemployment rate was 3.3 per cent in July, same as it was in June, as the labour market was largely abke ti absorb recent school graduates, the government said on Monday.
Australia unexpectedly boosted payrolls last month and unemployment declined as the job market withstood a weaker domestic outlook, prompting traders to push back bets on an interest-rate cut.
“Unacceptably” high euro zone unemployment ran at a record 12 per cent in February, official data showed on Tuesday, with more than 19 million people on the dole a “tragedy” for Europe.
French President Francois Hollande's threatened income tax of 75 per cent for the wealthiest citizens has driven actor Gerard Depardieu to Russia, where the flat rate is just 13 per cent.
Hong Kong’s unemployment rate rose slightly last month to 3.3 per cent amid signs that firms are getting more cautious about hiring, the Census and Statistics Department said on Thursday.
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The US unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 per cent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid.