UNEMPLOYMENT

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…]

U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall

U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall

Published 03/04/2020

(Reuters) - Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state [more…]

Euro zone unemployment unexpectedly falls to 10-year low

Euro zone unemployment unexpectedly falls to 10-year low

Published 09/01/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Unemployment in the euro zone unexpectedly fell in November to its lowest rate in more than ten years, official estimates released on [more…]

Japan jobless rate steady at 2.5 percent in April: govt.

Japan jobless rate steady at 2.5 percent in April: govt.

Published 28/05/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s jobless rate held steady in April and the availability of jobs also remained unchanged, government data showed on Tuesday. The seasonally [more…]

Jobless drop, retail sales fall paint mixed picture of German economy

Jobless drop, retail sales fall paint mixed picture of German economy

Published 29/09/2017

Germany's jobless rate fell to a new record low in September and the number of unemployed people fell far more than expected but retail sales disappointed, sending mixed signals about the state of Europe's largest economy. [more…]

Euro zone unemployment at 10.0 percent in September

Euro zone unemployment at 10.0 percent in September

Published 03/11/2016

A man passes a trade exhibition stand at the Careers and Jobs Live careers fair at the ExCeL centre in London April 19, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Euro zone unemployment was 10.0 percent in September, unchanged from a downward revised 10.0 percent in August and in line with expectations, the European Union's statistics office said on Thursday.

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China’s survey-based urban jobless around 5.1 percent in Jan, Feb: state tv

China’s survey-based urban jobless around 5.1 percent in Jan, Feb: state tv

Published 14/03/2016

BEIJING China's survey-based unemployment rate stood at around 5.1 percent throughout January and February, state television quoted the statistics bureau as saying on Monday.

The [more…]