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UK Employment Falls Slightly In October

UK Employment Falls Slightly In October

🕔December 14, 2016

The jobs market stagnated in the three months to October, according to the latest jobs report from the Office for National Statistics, suggesting employers are finally slowing their hiring in the wake of June’s Brexit vote.

The number of people in work fell by 6,000 in October to 31.76 million people, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday.…

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Canada’s Unemployment Rate Decreases In November

Canada’s Unemployment Rate Decreases In November

🕔December 3, 2016

The Canadian economy added 10,700 new jobs last month driving the unemployment rate to 6.8 per cent, but the latest numbers raise questions about the quality of these new jobs.

The rise in employment bucked analysts’ forecasts for a loss of 20,000 jobs after two months of growth and reinforced expectations that the Bank of Canada will keep interest rates unchanged next week and for all of 2017.…

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U.S Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Intensifies

U.S Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims Intensifies

🕔December 1, 2016

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, hitting their highest level in five months, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market.

In the week ending November 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 268,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 251,000.…

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Eurozone Unemployment Rate Decreases In October

Eurozone Unemployment Rate Decreases In October

🕔December 1, 2016

Eurozone unemployment rate declined to the lowest in more than eighty- seven months in October, reflecting strong momentum in the labor market despite weak economic growth.

The Eurozone unemployment rate declined to 9.8% for October from a revised 9.9% for September, which was originally reported as 10.0% and was also lower than the consensus forecast of 10.0% for the month.…

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German Unemployment Falls In November

German Unemployment Falls In November

🕔November 30, 2016

German unemployment declined as expected in November, report said citing the Federal Labor Agency on Wednesday. Seasonally-adjusted. The number of people out of work decreased by 5,000 in November from prior month, in line with expectations.

German unemployment declined 5,000 in November following a 13,000 decline the previous month and there has not been an increase in the total for 13 months with a 101,000 decline in unemployment in the last 12 months.…

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Japan retail sales in October falls 0.1% year/year

Japan retail sales in October falls 0.1% year/year

🕔November 29, 2016

 

Japanese retail sales inched down in October from a year before, falling for the eighth straight month, as consumers remain cautious about spending amid sluggish wage growth, though the decline was smaller than in previous months.

According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry report, Japanese retail sales went down for an eighth month running in October, however, the fall was much smaller than expected in a sign the economy was showing positive signals in the fourth quarter.…

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U.S. Jobless Claim Drops to Lowest Level

U.S. Jobless Claim Drops to Lowest Level

🕔November 17, 2016

U.S unemployment benefits unexpectedly decreased in the week ended November 12th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims falling to their lowest level in over forty years.
The report said initial jobless claims fell to 235,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 254,000.…

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German Unemployment Sheds 13,000

German Unemployment Sheds 13,000

🕔November 2, 2016

The German labor market continued to show strength with the unemployment rate unexpectedly dropping to a new all-time low, official data showed today. This government figures shows that Germany’s unemployment rate has declined for the second month in a row in October, in another sign of the underlying strength of Europe’s largest economy.…

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Japan Unemployment Rate Declined in September

Japan Unemployment Rate Declined in September

🕔October 27, 2016

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From Trading Economics: Unemployment Rate in Japan decreased to 3 percent in September from 3.10 percent in August of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Japan averaged 2.73 percent from 1953 until 2016, reaching an all-time high of 5.60 percent in July of 2009 and a record low of 1 percent in November of 1968.…

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Singapore’s Jobless Rate Unchanged

Singapore’s Jobless Rate Unchanged

🕔October 27, 2016

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From Trading Economics: Singapore’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016, unchanged from the previous quarter, preliminary estimates showed. The jobless rate remained broadly similar for resident (2.9 percent from 3.0 percent in the second quarter) and citizens (3.0 percent from 3.1 percent).…

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