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Youth Unemployment Around the World – A Chart

Take a look at the chart below from our partner Statsta. It’s a look at youth unemployment in selected areas of the world. In the Middle East, the jobless rate is nearly 30%–higher than the U.S. at the height of the Great Depression. Numbers like those point to the great unfulfilled promises of the Arab … Continue reading

Millennials at Work – Three in four say it is likely they will live in a place where they do not need a car to get around

Four in five millennials say they want to live in places where they have a variety of options to get to jobs, school or daily needs, according to a new survey of Americans age 18-34 in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America. Three in four say it … Continue reading

Reactions to June Jobs Report – ‘Certainly Disappointing’ economists say plus the White House

“This isn’t a terrible report by any means but it’s certainly disappointing. The lack of wage growth continues for another month while the labor market’s improvement certainly stalled. In terms of the Federal Reserve, one report never really changes the general narrative and this one certainly does not. We still think the Fed is on … Continue reading

Job Search / Recherche d’emploi – Jobs on Job Market Monitor – Des emplois sur le Moniteur de l’emploi

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Job Report in US – Payroll employment rises by 223,000 in June; unemployment rate declines to 5.3%

Editor’s note: While the establishment survey says that payroll employment rose by 223,000 in June, the household survey indicates that the number on people employed dropped by 56 000. This kind of result is not unusual, but it tends to come near turning points. Next months and other indicators will tell us. Total nonfarm payroll employment … Continue reading

June ADP National Employment Report – Private sector employment increased by 237,000 jobs

Private sector employment increased by 237,000 jobs from May to June according to the June ADP National Employment Report® . Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP® , a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. … Continue reading

US – Lowest-Paid jobs lead wage gains

Average hourly earnings in industries paying less than $12.50 an hour a year ago rose 3.2 percent in the 12 months through April, about 1 percentage point more than wage growth for the job market as a whole, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. This development may be the start of a long-awaited catch-up for … Continue reading

US – Gallup’s Job Creation Index at Record High of +32 (June 2015)

Gallup’s U.S. Job Creation Index remained high in June at +32. The index score — based on 43% of workers saying their employer is hiring workers and expanding the size of its workforce and 11% saying their employer is letting workers go and reducing the size of its workforce — is the same as what … Continue reading

US Job Market – Confidence strongest since Great Recession

Consumers are growing more upbeat about the U.S. labor market, with confidence reaching the highest levels since around the start of the Great Recession, according to a report released Tuesday. “The number of consumers reporting that labor conditions were bad has now declined for three months in a row, a reflection of the continued robust … Continue reading

Canada – The economy shrank 0.1% in April

Canada’s economy shrank by 0.1 per cent in April as a large drop-off in the value of domestically made goods wasn’t offset by a slight increase in output from the service sector. Statistics Canada said Tuesday that the economy has contracted every month this year. The goods-producing sector contracted by 0.8 per cent. The service sector, meanwhile, … Continue reading

Germany – Unemployment to historic low

The number of unemployed people in Germany fell for the ninth consecutive month in June, dropping to a level unseen since the country reunited about 25 years ago. Also, the number of job vacancies rose to new heights. The current acceleration of business activity in Europe’s largest economy created 50,500 new jobs in June, driving … Continue reading

Ireland – Unemployment rate stays on six-year low

The unemployment rate was unchanged in June after falling to a six-year low of 9.7 per cent last month. According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down from 11. 4 per cent when compared to the same month a year earlier. The number of unemployed people fell … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe – The lowest rate recorded in the euro area since March 2012, but 4.707 million young persons were unemployed

The euro area1 (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1% in May 2015, stable compared with April 2015 , and down from 11.6% in May 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since March 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.6% in May 2015, also stable compared with April 2015 and down … Continue reading

BBC – To cut hundreds of jobs

Hundreds of jobs are expected to be axed by the BBC as it tries to become “leaner and simpler” at a time when it is facing a £150m-a-year shortfall in funding and growing political pressure from the Conservative government. Tony Hall, the director general, is expected to warn on Thursday that a drop in the … Continue reading

Minimum Wage in Alberta – Going up to $11.20 on October 1

Alberta, one of the lowest payers of minimum wage in Canada, is becoming one of the highest. As part of a plan to increase Alberta’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018, the province announced Monday the current minimum wage will increase from $10.20 to $11.20 on October 1st. When that kicks in, only Ontario ($11.25 … Continue reading

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