Unemployment

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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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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