Labor Economy

German unemployment at lowest since 1990 reunification

Nov 2, 2017

Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in October as the buoyant labor market in Europe's biggest economy benefited from a traditional autumn uppick in hiring

ECB chief: Market reforms must promote growth for all

Oct 18, 2017

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments must ensure that pro-business reforms ensure that growth benefits everyone if the changes in worker protections are to find acceptance

French President Macron launches Step 2 of labor changes

Oct 12, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is launching step two of his campaign to rethink French labor law, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training

French public sector strike disrupt schools, hospitals

Oct 10, 2017

A strike by French public sector workers is affecting schools, hospitals and public services and causing disruptions in domestic air traffic

At site of 'battle of Whirlpool,' Macron promotes jobs plan

Oct 3, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has visited Tuesday an ailing Whirlpool dryer factory in northern France that was a symbol of the battle for jobs during the presidential campaign

Issues remain as 3rd round of NAFTA talks wraps in Ottawa

Sep 27, 2017

Contentious issues remain in NAFTA renegotiations as the U.S., Canada and Mexico conclude a third round of talks

The Latest: Germany welcomes Siemens-Alstom merger

Sep 27, 2017

The German government welcomes the planned merger of French high-speed train maker Alstom with the railway business of Germany's Siemens as "a cooperation project of European and global standing"

The Latest: Paris protesters: Labor changes favor employers

Sep 12, 2017

Protesters in Paris are expressing anger and fear about President Emmanuel Macron's proposed changes to France's labor laws

Australia marks 26 years since recession with growth data

Sep 6, 2017

Australia's economy has grown for 26 years without a recession, an extraordinary achievement in a volatile world still aching from the global financial crisis

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

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