Labor Economy

German jobless rate slides to 5.1 percent in May

May 30, 2018

Germany's unemployment rate slid to 5.1 percent in May as the labor market benefited from a traditional spring pickup and the country's robust economic performance

Thousands across France protest Macron's 'brutal' policies

May 26, 2018

Thousands of protesters march under tight security in Paris after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups called for "floods of people" to oppose the pro-business policies of President Emmanuel Macron

Macron's 1st year: World fame, Trump hugs, French anger

May 7, 2018

In just one year in office, French President Emmanuel Macron has emerged as a key world player defending democratic values but still faces challenges at home

Global stocks mixed ahead of US jobs data, amid trade talks

May 4, 2018

Global stock markets mixed as investors await US jobs data, watch outcome of China-US trade talks.

German unemployment remains low, economy strong

Apr 27, 2018

Government figures show Germany's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April as the labor market in Europe's largest economy stayed strong

France's train standoff, through the eyes of striking worker

Apr 24, 2018

French train maintenance worker Jonathan Seigneur says President Emmanuel Macron has it all wrong

French trains, Air France flights disrupted by strikes

Apr 18, 2018

Rail traffic across France and Air France flights were disrupted by strikes despite French President Emmanuel Macron's insistence that protests won't prevent him from overhauling the economy.

Macron: France persuaded Trump to strike in Syria

Apr 15, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron says France persuaded President Donald Trump to stay in Syria and launch airstrikes as punishment for the Syrian government's alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma

Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

Apr 12, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron said strikes and protests will not prevent him from implementing economic changes in the country _as train workers, hospitals staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his plans to change France

Europe's jobless rate lowest since 2008 amid recovery

Apr 4, 2018

Unemployment in the 19 countries that use the euro has fallen to its lowest level in a decade as the region's economy benefits from waning worries over the currency union's debt problems.

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