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Job Report in US – Employment increased by 228,000 with unemployment 4.1 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 228,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate held at 4.1 percent in November, and the number … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, October 2017 – Unemployment at 8.8% with 3.722 million young persons (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.8% in October 2017, down from 8.9% in September 2017 and from 9.8% in October 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.4% in October 2017, down from 7.5% in September 2017 and from 8.3% … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, November 2017 – Employment up 80,000, unemployment fell to 5.9%, lowest since February 2008

Employment increased for the second consecutive month, up 80,000 in November. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9%, the lowest rate since February 2008. In the 12 months to November, employment was up by 390,000 (+2.1%), with all the gains attributable to full-time work (+441,000 or +3.0%) as part-time employment was down slightly. Over the same period, total hours worked grew by 1.0%. The … Continue reading

Freelance Skills in Q3 2017 – The fastest-growing

Upwork, the largest freelancing website, today released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills and is part of a quarterly series that sheds light on new and emerging skills freelancers are providing. This comes on the heels of … Continue reading

Refugees in Europe – Selected practices in recognition and validation of qualifications and skills

This report explores procedures for recognition and validation of qualifications and skills for refugees in a number of European countries. Recognition and validation are important elements of qualification systems that can contribute to labour market integration of refugees, migrants and local citizens. Qualifications Frameworks can serve as a useful tool for the assessment of qualifications … Continue reading

Education Abroad – Leads to Significant Gains in 11 of 15 critical 21st Century Workplace Skills

IIE today announced a new study that demonstrates links between international educational experience and the critical skills needed for employment in today’s workforce. The study shows that studying abroad for longer periods of time has a high impact on subsequent job offers and career advancement as well as the development of foreign language and communication … Continue reading

The Top 1 Percent – Come from almost just three economic sectors: professional services, finance – insurance and health care

In the United States, the richest 1 percent have seen their share of national income roughly double since 1980, to 20 percent in 2014 from 10 percent. This trend, combined with slow productivity growth, has resulted in stagnant living standards for most Americans. No other nation in the 35-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development … Continue reading

Siemens – To cut 6,900 jobs worldwide

German industrial group Siemens has announced plans to cut around 6,900 jobs worldwide mostly in its fossil fuels division. It said global demand for large turbines produced by its power and gas division had fallen dramatically. Half of the jobs will be lost in Germany, while 1,100 will go in the rest of Europe and … Continue reading

Digital Skills – What are the educational implications ?

Digital technologies now underpin effective participation in key areas of life and work. In addition to technology access, the skills and competencies needed to make use of digital technology and benefit from its growing power and functionality have never been more essential. Although definitions vary, digital skills and competencies are best understood as existing on a graduated … Continue reading

UK – Apprentices integrate far better into company culture than do graduates report says

Youth employability is one of the greatest challenges facing our economy, and one that can only be tackled with decisive action. More than ever we need home-grown talent and it has long been said that we’re missing the mark when it comes to adequately preparing school and college leavers for the workplace. In August 2015, … Continue reading

A Common Set of Definitions for Lifelong Guidance – The ELGPN Glossary

has been developed to provide a common set of definitions for lifelong guidance (LLG) policy development and related guidance terminology. It provides a set of de nitions that have been agreed by members of the ELGPN to support the use of ELGPN Life- long Guidance Policy Development: a European Resource Kit. e aim of the … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, October 2017 – Employment increased by 35,000 and unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.3%

Employment increased by 35,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.3%. Employment gains in the month were driven by full-time work (+89,000), while fewer people worked part time (-53,000). On a year-over-year basis, total employment rose by 308,000 (+1.7%), with full-time work increasing by 397,000 (+2.7%) and the number of people working part time declining by 89,000 (-2.5%). On a year-over-year … Continue reading

Job Report in US, October 2017 – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 261,000 and unemployment down to 4.1 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 261,000 in October, and the unemployment rate edged down to 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in food services and drinking places increased sharply, mostly offsetting a decline in September that largely reflected the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. In October, job gains also occurred in professional … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, September 2017 – 8.9%, down from 9.0% in August with 3.735 million young persons (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9% in September 2017, down from 9.0% in August 2017 and from 9.9% in September 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.5% in September 2017, stable compared to August 2017 and down from 8.4% … Continue reading

Occupational Outlook in US – Total employment is projected to grow by 11.5 million jobs over the 2016–26 decade, reaching 167.6 million jobs in 2026

Employment is projected to increase by 11.5 million over the 2016-26 decade, an increase from 156.1 million to 167.6 million, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This growth–0.7 percent annually–is faster than the 0.5 percent rate of growth during the 2006–16 decade, a period heavily affected by the 2007–09 recession. Health care industries and their associated occupations … Continue reading

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