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US / Jobless Claims rise but data could be distorted

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 354,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 344,000. The 4-week moving average was 347,250, an increase of 6,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 340,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : The good news didn’t last, an increase of 46,000

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending October 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 388,000, an increase of 46,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 342,000. The 4-week moving average was 365,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week’s revised average of 364,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.5 percent … Continue reading

US – Unemployment Claims : The good news didn’t last

  In the week ending July 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386,000, an increase of 34,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 352,000. The 4-week moving average was 375,500, a decrease of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 377,000. (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA) The advance seasonally adjusted insured … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : No News, Bad News

After an increase, an insignificant drop, now unchanged. This is not an indication of a dynamic job market. SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 370,000, unchanged from the previous week’s revised figure of 370,000. The 4-week moving average was 375,000, a decrease of … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : An insignificant drop but might indicate a return to a declining trend

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending May 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 367,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 368,000. The 4-week moving average was 379,000, a decrease of 5,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 384,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : A good drop after two dissapointing weeks, but rises some concern

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 365,000, a decrease of 27,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 392,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week’s revised average of 382,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent … Continue reading

Update | Qantas to cut up to 1,000 jobs

Qantas to cut 400 jobs in Australia, 600 more in danger -media | Reuters Australian carrier Qantas will cut 400 jobs at its heavy maintenance base near Melbourne airport and 660 workers at another base are also at risk, media reports said on Tuesday. A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed a review of the carrier’s three existing … Continue reading

UK | Wealthy and Wealthier

Britain’s wealthiest people saw their fortunes rise to record levels last year, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List, at a time when most Britons’ earnings and savings were squeezed by inflation and low interest rates. The combined wealth of Britain’s 1,000 richest people swelled by almost five percent to more than 414 billion … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report : Two in a row dissapointing weeks, not a good sign

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA In the week ending April 21, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 388,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 389,000. The 4-week moving average was 381,750, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average of 375,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent … Continue reading

H.B Fuller | 130 jobs cut

The company will close six facilities and cut 90 jobs by mid-2013. In December, H.B. Fuller said it will buy Forbo’s industrial adhesives business for $395 million as it bulks up its presence in Europe. St Paul, Minnesota-based H.B. Fuller will close the former Forbo corporate and research offices in North Carolina resulting in 40 … Continue reading

Soros | Euro crisis could destroy the EU

Billionaire George Soros warned on Monday that the euro crisis is growing deeper, tearing at the fabric of European Union cohesion, because policymakers are prescribing the wrong remedies. “I’m afraid that the euro crisis is getting worse. It’s not over yet, and it is going in the wrong direction,” Soros said in discussion with Denmark’s … Continue reading

Credit Suisse | Jobs cut could reach 5,000

Swiss bank Credit Suisse could announce the loss of up to 5,000 jobs in its investment banking business at its forthcoming first-quarter results, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday.

U.S. | Job Stimulus Programs | Where are the promised Green Jobs ?

Three weeks ago, President Barack Obama stood in front of a sea of gleaming solar panels in Boulder City, Nevada, to celebrate his administration’s efforts to promote “green energy.” Stretching row upon row into the desert, the Copper Mountain Solar Project not far from Las Vegas provided an impressive backdrop for the president. Built on … Continue reading

Spain | Carrefour to hire 3,000

Carrefour, Europe’s biggest retailer, plans to take on 3,000 new employees in Spain in 2012 with the opening of new shops, a newspaper said on Friday, citing the head of the company’s Spanish activities, Rafael Arias-Salgado. Newspaper Cinco Dias said the group planned to add 70 to 75 supermarkets to its 180 Carrefour Market and … Continue reading

France | A generation of desperate youngsters

Boualem Ben Moussa has delivered pizzas, worked on a building site, washed dishes in a restaurant and delivered more pizzas. School was not his thing, he says. Now 28, he dropped out at 16 and has since stumbled from short-term contract to short-term contract. But things are looking up. In Lormont, a dreary suburb northeast … Continue reading

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