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Unemployment Rate in Europe, January 2017 – 9.6% for the Euro Area, 4.017 million young persons overall

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6% in January 2017, stable compared to December 2016 and down from 10.4% in January 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.1% in January 2017, down from 8.2% in December 2016 and from 8.9% … Continue reading

The three-fold effects of technology and globalization on labor markets

The effects of technology—especially digital innovation—and globalization on labor markets are three-fold. The first effect is disruption as jobs relocate to take advantage of lower costs, evolve to entail different tasks, or undergo wholesale change with the elimination of old jobs and the emergence of new ones. Disruption is a permanent feature of any dynamic … Continue reading

Growth and Employment – The challenges for the coming years

Growth continues to disappoint, both in terms of its level but also in terms of its ability to make important inroads to making growth more inclusive. The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 highlights the challenges for the coming year in jobs and the labour market.    

Manufacturing Jobs in US – About 157,000 U.S. workers quit in October, the highest level in more than eight years

About 157,000 U.S. workers quit a manufacturing job in October, the highest level in more than eight years and a reminder of the massive churn across the labor market. Falling factory employment has been running theme of 2016, and President-elect Donald Trump has made those jobs a priority. Underneath the long-term slide in employment is a more dynamic … Continue reading

Job Report in US, October 2016 – Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 161,000

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 161,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in health care, professional and business services, and financial activities. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent, and the number of … Continue reading

Le commerce Canada-Europe – Excédent record du commerce de biens de l’UE en 2015

Excédent record du commerce de biens de l’UE avec le Canada à 7 milliards d’euros en 2015… … mais excédent du commerce de services au plus bas Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Excédent record du commerce de biens de l’UE avec le Canada à 7 milliards d’euros en 2015

The Nordic Countries – Working there

Apart from a number of differences between the countries in the Nordic region as regards the structure and policies of their labour markets generally, there is a core of common types of approaches, standards and values which together de ne the nature of working life and labour market policy in the Nordic countries so that … Continue reading

Industry in EU – 19% of total gross value added and 15% of employment

In 2015, industry was still the largest economic activity in the European Union (EU) in terms of output generated. Accounting for 19.3% of EU total gross value added (GVA), industry was immediately ahead of the economic activities “Public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities” (19.1%) and “Wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation … Continue reading

Job Growth in US – Startup businesses at historically low rates

The U.S. economy is inching along, productivity is flagging and millions of Americans appear locked out of the labor market. One key factor intertwined with this loss of dynamism: The U.S. is creating startup businesses at historically low rates. The American economy has long relied on fast-growing young companies to fuel job growth and spread … Continue reading

US – The erosion in labor mobility and entrepreneurship since 2000 can be more accurately explained by weak demand

Academics and policymakers have recently focused on a worsening economic phenomenon commonly referred to as the decline in “business dynamism,” that is, the declining rate at which new businesses are formed and the rate at which they grow. This decline in dynamism and entrepreneurship accompanies a decline in overall labor market mobility, including quits and … Continue reading

Slow Growth in US – At the actual rate, it will take about 160 years to double GDP per person

Over the last decade, the growth rate of real G.D.P. per person has averaged just 0.44 percent per year, compared with the historical norm of 2.0 percent. At a rate of 2.0 percent, incomes double every 35 years. At a rate of 0.44 percent, it takes about 160 years to double. via One Economic Sickness, … Continue reading

Europe – Employment up by 0.3% in the euro area

The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2015, employment increased by 0.3% in the … Continue reading

US – The Labor Market Conditions Index is going in the wrong direction

Fed officials, and other economists, have been grappling with the divergence between relatively weak reported economic growth and relatively strong job growth. Those at the Fed have largely taken the view that labor market data is more accurate, which has been true over time. Wrong Direction The Federal Reserve created an index to better measure … Continue reading

Canada – Recent developments in the labour market

Total employment increased by 64,000 (+0.4%) in the last six months of 2015 on gains in  part-time work and self employment. Full-time employment was little changed during the second half of the year after notable gains in the first six months (+123,000). Individuals aged 55 and older  accounted for all of the net gain in … Continue reading

Industrial Production in Euro Area (March 2016) – Down by 0.8%

In March 2016 compared with February 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2016 industrial production fell by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28. … Continue reading

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