Labor Economy

French labor law changes will make it easier to hire, fire

Aug 31, 2017

President Emmanuel Macron's most daring undertaking, reforming France's nearly sacrosanct labor laws, got cheers and jeers as it went public

The Latest: Parties criticize Macron's labor reforms

Aug 31, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms have been criticized from both left and right on the political spectrum.

German jobless rate rises slightly in August to 5.7 percent

Aug 31, 2017

German unemployment rose slightly in August but the labor market remained strong according to the last jobless report before September's election

Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

Aug 24, 2017

A new study founds that the integration of Germany's more than 4 million Muslims is moving ahead, especially when it comes to employment and language skills

World stocks mixed as investors brace for key US job report

Aug 4, 2017

World stocks mixed as investors parse latest earnings, brace for key US job report

Global stocks mostly lower ahead of US jobs data

Aug 2, 2017

Global stock markets mostly dip amid US-China trade issues, ahead of US jobs data

German jobless rate ticks up to 5.6 pct on seasonal factors

Aug 1, 2017

German authorities say the country's unemployment rate ticked up to 5.6 percent last month in a typical seasonal increase at the start of the summer holiday, but the underlying trend remained healthy

France nationalizing shipyard amid Italian takeover interest

Jul 27, 2017

The French government is temporarily nationalizing the country's emblematic Saint-Nazaire shipyard to prevent an Italian company from taking it over at the end of the week

South Korea shifts gears, aims at more labor-friendly growth

Jul 25, 2017

South Korea's new administration shifts gear, aiming at to achieve a fair and labor-friendly market after decades of growth led by big businesses

South Korea draws up $10 billion extra budget to create jobs

Jun 5, 2017

South Korea's government has drawn up a $10 billion stimulus to create jobs as the new administration took its first steps to deliver campaign pledges

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