Labor Economy

German unemployment rate holds steady at 5 percent

Mar 1, 2019

German unemployment remained steady at 5 percent in February as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong

The Latest: German minister says Airbus must find jobs

Feb 14, 2019

Germany's economy minister says it's now up to Airbus to find new jobs for German workers who are affected by the end of production of the A380

World stocks edge down ahead of US jobs report

Feb 1, 2019

World markets edge lower amid a lack of big results from the U.S.-China trade talks, weak economic data and ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report.

German unemployment holds steady at 5 percent

Jan 31, 2019

Germany's unemployment is holding steady at 5 percent in a sign of strength for Europe's largest economy

The Latest: Aging societies seen posing risks to economy

Jan 25, 2019

Aging populations threaten to slow economic growth in the world's advanced economies and destabilize the banking system, the head of Japan's central bank says.

Stocks bounce back on US-China hopes; eyes on US jobs data

Jan 4, 2019

Stock markets rise on hopes for US-China talks and as investors monitor US jobs data.

World stocks fall ahead of US jobs data as tensions weigh

Oct 5, 2018

World shares fall ahead of US jobs data as China tensions weigh

Unions call for Dutch probe into Ikea labor policies

Sep 27, 2018

A group of unions is calling on the Dutch government to investigate Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea over allegations that three of its stores in the United States, Ireland and Portugal have infringed workers' rights

ECB chief: Wage growth pushing up inflation in euro area

Sep 24, 2018

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says he expects inflation to strengthen in the 19 countries that use the euro as a stronger job market pushes up wage growth

Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

Sep 18, 2018

The Dutch government says the country's economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent of the workforce

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