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Ireland – Unemployment rate down to its lowest level since 2008

The construction and industrial sectors delivered the most new jobs as a 59,400 increase in the number of full-time posts helped bring the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since 2008. Quarterly data published by the Central Statistics Office showed Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 9.1 per cent in July-September this year … Continue reading

Canada – Losing high-paying jobs for first time since recession

Canada has been losing high-paying jobs for the first time since the recession. David Madani of Capital Economics crunched the latest Statistics Canada numbers and found that “employment and income trends have worsened,” with a slowdown in the rise of lower-paying jobs and an outright loss of higher-income positions largely because of the oil shock. … Continue reading

Canada’s September 2015 Job Report – A decline of 62,000 in full time employment, but overall little changed

Employment was little changed for the fourth consecutive month in September (+12,000 or +0.1%). The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% as more people participated in the labour market. Part-time employment rose by 74,000 in September, which was largely offset by a decline of 62,000 in full time. Provincially, employment rose in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and … Continue reading

Germany – Slight rise in in unemployment in August

Fresh data on the German labor market have shown the number of people looking for a job in Europe’s powerhouse economy has gone up marginally. But experts say it’s a seasonal effect not to be worried about. Germany’s Federal Labor Office (BA) said Tuesday it recorded 23,000 job-seekers more across the country in August as … Continue reading

Unemployment in EU – The lowest rate recorded since February 2012 but 4.634 million young persons are still unemployed

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.9% in July 2015, down from 11.1% in June 2015, and from 11.6% in July 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.5% in July 2015, down from 9.6% in June 2015, and from 10.2% … Continue reading

Technology has been a great job-creating machine study finds

The battle between man and machines goes back centuries. Are they taking our jobs? Or are they merely easing our workload?  A study by economists at the consultancy Deloitte seeks to shed new light on the relationship between jobs and the rise of technology by trawling through census data for England and Wales going back … Continue reading

Rwanda – Understanding the 3.4% unemployment rate

Rwanda’s unemployment rate is at just 3.4 per cent, a statistic that recently generated heated debate on social media. Some believe the country’s unemployment rate is far higher. So how does the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda (NISR) compute unemployment figures? The 3.4 per cent means that just over 3 people out of 100 are … Continue reading

UK – 63,000 fewer people in work than for January to March 2015

There were 31.03 million people in work, 63,000 fewer than for January to March 2015 but 354,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 22.76 million people working full-time, 352,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.27 million people working part-time, little changed compared with a year earlier. The employment rate (the … Continue reading

Canada – Is the job recovery the best ? That depends on what you measure

History is clear: The Harper government’s record on job creation is the weakest of Canada’s past nine prime ministers. But is it the best job creation record we could have right now, given how so many nations are struggling with the enduring impact of the 2008 global economic crisis? When it comes to recovery, are … Continue reading

Canada July Jobs Report – Modest 6,600 jobs

Canada’s overall labour market didn’t change very much in July as the economy created 6,600 additional jobs, Statistics Canada reported today. That was roughly in line with the 5,000 new jobs that economists had been forecasting.   The unemployment rate remained at 6.8 per cent for the sixth straight month. Manufacturing remains weak as another 4,600 factory jobs disappeared … Continue reading

US July Jobs Report – 2.9 million jobs over the past 12 months

The U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in July, continuing a steady expansion. Friday’s report from the Labor Department showed few changes from the prior month on a range of measures, including the unemployment rate, at 5.3%, and the labor-force participation rate. The economy has added around 2.9 million jobs over the past 12 months. That’s … Continue reading

Canada – Moores a reçu 231 470 dons de vêtements pour plus de 60 organismes

La première impression est un facteur déterminant dans une entrevue d’emploi. Des entrevues menées auprès de directeurs et de recruteurs des ressources humaines ont permis de révéler que le sort d’un candidat est décidé dans les cinq premières minutes d’une entrevue. La majorité des personnes interrogées affirment qu’une tenue décontractée peut nuire à la candidature d’un … Continue reading

Job Market in US – There may be some lingering slack FRBSF says

The U.S. economy is looking quite good. Growth is on a solid trajectory, and the FOMC’s maximum employment goal is in sight. Risks from abroad are unlikely to overturn strong U.S. fundamentals. Still, the exact timing of an initial interest rate increase will depend on convincing evidence that inflation is heading back toward target. The … Continue reading

UK – The job market looks like it might be slowing down

After years of defying gravity and outperforming the rest of Europe, Britain’s job market looks like it might be slowing down. That means that renewed worries about an imminent rise in British rates, which have just resurfaced this week following hawkish remarks from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and outgoing rate-setter David Miles, might … Continue reading

Canada – Interest rate drops to another record low as a recession is feared

The Canadian dollar has plunged to its lowest point since 2009, and the country’s clouded political future became even murkier as the Bank of Canada dropped its key interest rate to a record low for the second time this year, confirming that the national economy is shrinking as the country heads into an election. Bank … Continue reading

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