Employment / Unemployment

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Japan’s next premier to find pandemic eroding job market gains made by ‘Abenomics’

Published 01/09/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Whoever succeeds Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister will be confronted with growing signs that the job market is deteriorating in an [more…]

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

Published 10/08/2020

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who [more…]

Factbox: Tax cuts, reduced unemployment benefits: What’s in Trump’s coronavirus executive orders

Factbox: Tax cuts, reduced unemployment benefits: What’s in Trump’s coronavirus executive orders

Published 10/08/2020

(Reuters) - After failing to reach a deal with the U.S. Congress for a fresh round of coronavirus pandemic relief, President Donald Trump signed a [more…]

U.S. coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

U.S. coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

Published 29/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by nearly 1,300 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally. [more…]

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enhanced unemployment benefits that the U.S. Congress authorized early in the coronavirus pandemic are due to expire at the end of July [more…]

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday they agreed in principle with Senate Republicans on a $1 trillion coronavirus [more…]

UK’s Sunak plans tax cuts to boost COVID recovery, The Times reports

UK’s Sunak plans tax cuts to boost COVID recovery, The Times reports

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak will try to restart the country’s economy by giving homebuyers a tax break and cutting value-added tax [more…]

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Aussie dollar falls amid feud with China, traders cash in gains

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The Australian dollar fell nearly 2% on Tuesday after China’s education ministry warned students to carefully consider studying there amid tension between [more…]

Household spending plunge pulls down euro zone GDP in first quarter

Household spending plunge pulls down euro zone GDP in first quarter

Published 09/06/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A plunge in household spending and investment pulled down euro zone gross domestic product in the first quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic [more…]

China’s delayed parliament to focus on reviving virus-hit economy

China’s delayed parliament to focus on reviving virus-hit economy

Published 19/05/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - After a 78-day delay, China’s parliament begins its annual session this week and is expected to unveil stimulus measures to spur an [more…]