Unemployment

December 01, 2017 - 1:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's core inflation rate rose 0.8 percent in October, a slight increase from the month before, while the jobless rate remained steady at a very low 2.8 percent. But lackluster household spending pointed to persisting weakness in the recovery of the world's third-largest economy...
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2017 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - The buildings of the banking district are seen through rain drops on a glass railing in central Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 30, 2017 - 6:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The buoyant economic recovery across the 19-country eurozone has pushed unemployment down to its lowest level in nearly nine years but has yet to translate to a sustained pick-up in wages and prices, official figures indicated Thursday. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency...
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November 20, 2017 - 12:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — Wage increases across the 19-country eurozone should start to pick up as a result of a sustained fall in unemployment, Europe's top central banker said Monday. In a testimony to European lawmakers in Brussels, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said there are a number of...
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November 15, 2017 - 11:42 am
South Carolina’s unemployment insurance tax rate will be cut in 2018.
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In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, photo, a potential job candidate takes a flyer from a human resources representative at a Target store in Dallas. The U.S. government issues the October jobs report, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
November 03, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September. The unemployment rate declined to 4.1 percent, the lowest in nearly 17 years, from 4.2 percent in September, the Labor Department said Friday. But the...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Phil Wiggett, right, a recruiter with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, looks at a resume during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 06, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida and forced widespread evacuations. It marked the first monthly hiring drop in nearly seven years. The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent from...
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman, top, attends a signing ceremony after his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, unseen, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
October 05, 2017 - 10:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it is advising Saudi Arabia to slow down some of its sensitive cutbacks as economic growth remains stagnant this year and unemployment rises. The IMF says non-oil growth is projected to dip below 2 percent in 2017...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Kathy Tringali, right, a recruiter for retailer Big 5 Sporting Goods, talks to job seekers during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, the U.S. government issues the August jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 01, 2017 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession. The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.3 percent to a still-low 4.4 percent,...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, a flyer advertises job openings with Big 5 Sporting Goods during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 31, 2017 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the numbers remained low and consistent with a healthy job market. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that 236,000 people filed claims for jobless aid, up from 235,000 a week earlier. The less volatile...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo, a lone job seeker checks in at the front desk of the Texas Workforce Solutions office in Dallas. On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
August 24, 2017 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications rose by 2,000 to 234,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less...
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