Labor Economy

The Latest: Le Pen lays out platform for French economy

Mar 2, 2017

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen envisions the protective hand of the state guiding a reordered economy that punishes companies that fail to serve the interests of the nation while rewarding those that put France first

German labor market remains strong with 5.9 pct jobless rate

Mar 1, 2017

German labor market remained strong in February with the unemployment rate remaining at its lowest level since the reunification of the country in 1990

Europe's recovery gains speed in turbulent year

Jan 31, 2017

Europe's economic recovery is picking up speed, ahead of what could be a turbulent political year

German jobless rate dips in January, beats expectations

Jan 31, 2017

Germany's labor market has made a strong start to the year, with the January unemployment rate in Europe's largest economy slipping to 5.9 percent in seasonally adjusted terms

Fear of US protectionism swelling among German firms

Jan 25, 2017

German business confidence fell modestly in January as a result of rising worries over whether the Donald Trump administration in the United States will turn more protectionist, a closely watched survey found Wednesday

Boost for Dutch ruling coalition as unemployment falls

Jan 19, 2017

The number of people registered as unemployed in the Netherlands fell by more than 100,000 last year, the biggest drop in a decade

Bank of Korea cuts growth outlook as scandal hits economy

Jan 13, 2017

South Korea's central bank has cut its economic growth forecast as a massive influence-peddling scandal hits private spending

German inflation highest in 3 years on fuel prices

Jan 3, 2017

Preliminary figures show inflation in Germany rose sharply to an annual rate of 1.7 percent in December, the highest in three years, as prices for heating and auto fuel increased

South Korean farmer injured in Nov. protest dies in hospital

Sep 26, 2016

Dozens of activists are commemorating a farmer who died in a hospital almost a year after being knocked unconscious by water cannons during protests against South Korea's government

French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits

Aug 30, 2016

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, an outspoken former investment banker who has encouraged start-ups and more labor flexibility, has quit the socialist government amid speculation that he is considering a presidential bid

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