Labor Economy

Europe's unemployment lowest in more than a decade

Jul 1, 2019

The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest level in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going

Eurozone jobless rate lowest in over a decade

Jun 4, 2019

The unemployment rate has fallen fell to its lowest since August 2008 in the 19 countries that use the euro, as domestic demand keeps growth chugging despite ill winds from slowing global trade

German unemployment ticks up in May

May 29, 2019

The Federal Labor Agency says unemployment ticked up in Germany in May, but that the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong

Australian opposition party vows big surpluses if elected

May 10, 2019

Australia's opposition party has promised to deliver bigger budget surpluses if it wins elections next week, while the ruling coalition warned the policies would harm the economy

Australian political parties woo Chinese-Australian voters

May 8, 2019

The Chinese diaspora in Australia are being wooed like never before by political parties who see them as key to winning crucial seats that could decide next week's election

The Latest: German car-sharing firms issue May Day warning

May 1, 2019

Car-sharing companies are urging customers in Berlin not to park vehicles in areas where May Day protests are expected

Thousands march on May Day, demand better working conditions

May 1, 2019

Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia's capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

Apr 11, 2019

Australia's prime minister calls a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management

Europe hurt by US trade threats, central bank says

Apr 10, 2019

The head of the European Central Bank says that global trade conflicts, including U.S. threats to put tariffs on imports, are holding back the eurozone economy

German jobless rate slips to 5.1 percent in March

Mar 29, 2019

Germany's unemployment rate has slipped to 5.1 percent, with the labor market seeing a traditional springtime rebound despite a less rosy outlook for Europe's biggest economy

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