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Japan – Unemployment rises to 3.7% while job offer at 22-year high

The jobless rate rose for the first time in almost a year in June, while the ratio of job offers to seekers hit a 22-year high, official data showed Tuesday.  The unemployment rate edged up to 3.7 percent in June from 3.5 percent the month before, the internal affairs ministry said. It was the first … Continue reading

Canada – The Job Market is worse than it appears

Employment Rate for 25-54 Year Olds To control for demographic effects, we take out groups that are often still in school (24 years and younger) or can potentially enter early retirement (55 and up). There are other endpoints we can use, but limiting the discussion to 25-54 year olds is the most common approach. Under … Continue reading

India – Proposition of a textile policy to create 35 million more jobs

An expert panel constituted by the government on Monday submitted the draft of the new National Textiles Policy, which aims to achieve $300 billion exports by 2024-25, and creation of additional 35 million jobs by attracting investments. The blueprint termed as the draft ‘Vision, Strategy and Action Plan’ to revitalize the textiles and apparel industry … Continue reading

UK – The recovery is over as the comes economy back at pre-crisis level

Key points (ONS) Change in gross domestic product (GDP) is the main indicator of economic growth. GDP increased by 0.8% in Q2 2014, the second consecutive quarter on quarter increase of 0.8%. Output increased in two of the four main industrial groupings within the economy in Q2 2014 compared with Q1 2014. In order of … Continue reading

Spain – First time unemployment is below 25% in two years

The unemployment rate in Spain has fallen below 25% for the first time in two years, thanks to the beginning of a revival in the economy. An extra 402,000 people started work in the second quarter of the year, boosted by the seasonal upturn in tourism. That helped to push the official jobless rate down … Continue reading

Bombardier – 1,800 jobs to be cut

Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy Hachey is retiring after six years in the post amid a restructuring of its operations that will result in the layoff of 1,800 employees. The Montreal-based company (TSX:BBD.B) says its aerospace division will operate in three segments — business aircraft, commercial aircraft and aerostructures and engineering services — each … Continue reading

Ethiopia – Cheap labor and electricity attract investment

A combination of cheap labor and electricity and a government striving to attract foreign investmentmakes Ethiopia more attractive than many other African nations, said Deborah Brautigam, author of “The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa” and a professor of international development and comparative politics at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International … Continue reading

Allergan – To cut about 1,500 jobs

Allergan Inc., the maker of the wrinkle remover Botox, will cut 1,500 jobs and eliminate another 250 vacant positions as it tries to fend off a hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. The job cuts, representing 13 percent of Allergan’s global workforce, and further restructuring will lead to savings of about $475 million next … Continue reading

Microsoft – To cut 18,000 jobs at Nokia

Microsoft Corp will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it almost halves the size of its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. The larger-than-expected cuts, announced on Thursday, are the deepest in the company’s 39-year history and … Continue reading

UK – To the record rate of employment set in 2005 says rime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron said this was now equal to the record rate of employment set in 2005. “Today’s figures show more people have the security of a job than ever before. Full employment is a key aim of our long-term economic plan,” he said. via BBC News – UK unemployment falls to six year … Continue reading

US – Federal Reserve has reduced unemployment by 0.13%

A paper written by two staff members of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta tried to quantify what all the Fed’s new money creation and related measures have accomplished. They conclude that unemployment today would be 0.13% higher without the radical measures and 1.0% higher if nothing at all had been done. Chosen excerpts by … Continue reading

Unemployment rate in Australia – Back to 10-year high

AUSTRALIA’S unemployment rate has bounced back to six per cent, with some economists flagging it could climb higher. THE unemployment rate rose in June from a revised 5.9 per cent for May, largely because of an increase in the number of people looking for work. The jobless rate is now back where it was at … Continue reading

Canada – Employment was little changed in June, unemployment rate at 7.1%

Employment was little changed in June and the unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1% as more people were searching for work. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 72,000 or 0.4%. This was the lowest year-over-year growth rate since February 2010, when year-over-year employment growth resumed following the 2008-2009 labour market downturn. Chart 1 Employment   Chart 2 Unemployment rate  via The Daily — Labour Force Survey, June 2014.

US – Hiring is up but wage growth is not

Companies have finally begun taking on staff in consistently greater numbers, half a decade after the end of a deep recession brought on by one of the most punishing financial crises in history. What companies haven’t been doing yet is offering consistently greater pay. That means an urge to start bringing forward expectations for when the … Continue reading

US – The Employment Situation in June as seen by The White House

KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS 1. The private sector has added 9.7 million jobs over 52 straight months of job growth. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in June, mainly reflecting a 262,000 increase in private employment, which is above the 203,000 per month … Continue reading

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