Labor Economics

U.S. jobless claims fall; hurricanes still impacting data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, but the data continued to be influenced …

Economy

Claims for US jobless aid fall as hurricane impact recedes

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped by 23,000 last week to 259,000 as the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey began to fade.<p>…

Business

Here comes the Fed statement ...

The Federal Reserve is set to release a statement announcing a major policy shift at 2 p.m. ET.<p>Economists don't expect another increase to the Fed's benchmark interest rate. Instead, the Fed is expected to say that it will soon start trimming the $4.5 trillion balance sheet it built up after the …

Economy

Incarceration, Recidivism, and Employment

Over the past several decades, incarceration rates have risen dramatically in many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) …

Conservative View

3 charts that show what's happening in Australia's labour market

Photo: iStock<p>A massive 321,000 Australians found employment in the 12 months to August, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of …

Economy

Amazon is changing the labor market in U.S. cities near its fulfillment centers

Elijah Hahe spent years toiling in retail--supermarket cart boy, gas station attendant--with little to show for it but low pay, inconsistent hours …

El Paso

By Third Quarter Of Current Fiscal, Job Market Set To Revive

The job market has not to be seen only in light of NSO employment data but also include self-employment opportunities created with entrepreneurship …

Economy

Fed calls historic end to quantitative easing

The Federal Reserve held open the possibility of a further increase in short-term interest rates this year as it threw its crisis-era stimulus …

Economy

The Gold Bugs Were Wrong

The gold bugs were wrong in 2012.<p>Economic stimulus only creates inflation if the labor market is tight.<p>Now that the labor market is tight, there is a …

Economy

No holiday hiring for Walmart, just more hours for its workers

The holidays are right around the corner, but Walmart won't be hiring for help.<p>The retailer plans to meet its need for extra work during the holiday shopping season by giving existing employees more hours, according to a release from the company.<p>Hiring seasonal holiday help is a tradition in …

Business

The price of accessing higher education

Should young people from low income backgrounds abandon higher education, or do they need more support to access it?<p>The determination of over 400,000 …

Higher Education

Full employment in Britain has lowered productivity instead of increasing wages

The UK jobs market is booming, as the latest ONS figures show.<p>Unemployment is at its lowest for over 40 years. A record 32.1m people are in …

Full Employment

Germans’ misplaced faith in economic strength

FRANKFURT — When it comes to the economy, most German voters seem content. But they shouldn’t be so complacent, experts warn, as the German economy …

Economics

Holiday sales forecasts indicate strong growth for retailers

(Reuters) - Early holiday sales forecasts are indicating a largely stronger season for retailers than last year, helped by higher online sales and …

Stock Markets

Women employment rate in India sees dramatic drop in last 20 years

Employment rate of women in India—rural and urban—has slipped in the last 20 years. Photo: Mint<p>In April this year, a team of economists from the …

India

South Africa’s Implats in talks that could lead to 2,500 job cuts - Cape Business News

Implats, the world’s second biggest platinum producer, said last week job cuts were possible after it reported a 2017 year loss. The Rustenburg …

South Africa

Tough job market? Not for U of G’s ag grads

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How IoT Is Transforming Indian Job Market

One sector which has been the most affected in the weak job market and evolving technologies, it is the IT sector. Skill demands are changing rapidly …

Innovation

A Volatile Present

Job opportunities this quarter are better compared to the last two quarters of this year. But not enough to rid the job market of its blues.Sample …

Economy

Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge

Is a new golden age for the American worker around the corner?<p>For the last couple of years, workers’ median earnings have been rising on a sustained path not seen in years.<p>This may come as a surprise after decades of wage stagnation, when the good jobs of an earlier industrial era — in which …

Employment

Record Middle Class Income Not Such Good News After All

The Census Bureau announced this week that real median household income rose to a record high in 2016 — but some labor market observers aren’t ready to cheer the increase.<p>Median income went up for two years in a row, rising 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, and the number of Americans living in …

Social Justice

Indian Job Market May Witness Positive Hiring In Third Quarter

India may witness a positive stride towards job opportunities, after facing slump in almost all the industry sectors. India's job market has had a …

Economy

Fed Poised to Set Portfolio Reduction Plan in Motion

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday likely will announce the beginning of a yearslong program to shrink its bond portfolio and could offer clues about the prospects for another rate increase this year. Officials will release a statement and their updated quarterly economic projections at 2 p.m. EDT, …

Economy

Australia's latest hiring spree looks set to continue in the months ahead

Photo: Vince Caligiuri/ Getty Images.<p>Australia’s labour market continues to go from strength to strength, and if the latest job ads data from Seek is …

Economy

Australia's Central Bank Sees Solid Jobs Growth Ahead

Australia’s central bank expects to see solid employment growth ahead as the economy gradually picks up, while noting risks from housing debt …

Economy

The rise of robots in the German labour market | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

The fear of an imminent wave of technological unemployment is again one of the dominant economic memes of our time. The popular narrative often goes …

Economics

Consumer confidence soars after jobs rise

Consumer confidence has surged on the back of a jump in new jobs, despite many Australians missing out on a yearly pay rise.

Economy

Yellen Legacy Burnished by Job Market Hunch, Crisis Policy Exit

Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve, may be entering the final stretch of a tenure defined by her deft navigation of the U.S. …

Economy

M.B.A. Applications Decline for Third Year in a Row

Business schools across the U.S. are struggling to lure young professionals out of a strengthening job market<p>Applications to full-time M.B.A. programs in the U.S. fell for a third straight year, the latest signal that business schools are struggling to entice young professionals out of a …

Education

German elections: are refugees still welcome?

As part of our special coverage ahead of the German elections, we travel to Germany’s deep south, in the state of Bavaria. As the election draws near, tensions are running high in small towns, particularly on core issues such as immigration.<p>Disagreement centres on how to integrate migrants into the …

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