Unemployment

April 04, 2018 - 7:25 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is rolling ahead, driving down unemployment to the lowest in nearly a decade. But lagging inflation means the European Central Bank will be in no hurry to end its stimulus efforts. The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat said Wednesday...
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In this March 28, 2018, photo, Roxy Creed, left, speaks to Mandara Spa Operations Manager Lena Andrade about employment opportunities at a job fair in Honolulu. Recently released numbers show Hawaii boasts the United States' lowest jobless rate, at 2.1 percent. But experts say the figure is masking underlying problems. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
April 04, 2018 - 3:43 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Are there downsides to a low unemployment rate? In Hawaii, which has the United States' lowest jobless rate at a minuscule 2.1 percent, the answer is yes. Employers are frustrated by their inability to find workers. And unfilled jobs may be slowing the state's economic growth. A low...
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Rain drops sit on security glass on top of a shopping mall in Frankfurt, Germany, on a rainy Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 29, 2018 - 5:38 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany has cut its debt load thanks to a strong economy and the diminishing burden of bailing out banks during the financial crisis. The Bundesbank national central bank said Thursday that debt fell to 64 percent of annual economic output by the end of 2017, from 68...
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March 12, 2018 - 3:53 pm
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says state employers are offering a record number of jobs. In its most recent unemployment report, the DEW says South Carolina has 2,113,000 jobs. That’s up more than 3,000 jobs from the previous month. “We are seeing our business payrolls...
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February 21, 2018 - 7:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in Britain has risen for the first time since the aftermath of the country's June 2016 vote to leave the European Union, official figures showed Wednesday, a development that could alter market expectations of another interest rate increase from the Bank of England in May...
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People walk over the "Eiserne Steg" bridge in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 31, 2018 - 5:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy may be enjoying its best growth in a decade but there are few signs that the recovery is fueling the inflation that the European Central Bank is looking for. In fact, figures Wednesday from the European Union's statistics agency showed annual consumer price...
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Metalworkers demonstrate in Schweinfurt, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced work hours for its 3.9 million members with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy’s steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. (Timm Schamberger/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 6:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to its lowest level in nearly nine years, official figures showed Tuesday, in the latest sign that the currency bloc's economy headed into the new year in robust shape. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, shows the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Springfield, Ill. On Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the week before. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
January 06, 2018 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Years of steady hiring and economic growth have delivered a cumulative benefit for at least one group that hasn't always shared in America's prosperity. The unemployment rate for African-Americans fell to 6.8 percent in December, the lowest level since the government began...
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Patrick Gentry
December 08, 2017 - 4:12 pm
The South Carolina economy is expected to continue its growth into 2018.
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In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter from a driller in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee at a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, the U.S. government issues the November jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 08, 2017 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery. The unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. The economy is expanding at a healthy...
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