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Unemployment

Unemployment occurs when a person is available and willing to work but currently without work. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is defined as the percentage of those in the labor force who are unemployed. The unemployment rate is also used in economic studies and economic indices such as the United States' Conference Board's Index of Leading Indicators as a measure of the state of macroeconomics. Read More

Articles About Unemployment

Unemployment
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 22, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, weekly claims for unemployment insurance fell by 14,000 to 298,000, below forecasts for a result near300,000. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, BANK OF AMERICA, FTSE

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon August 21, 2014

By Comsec

The winning streak continued with shares hitting fresh six-year highs, rising for a third day and remaining above the key 5600pt level. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) improved by a modest 0.1 per cent despite mixed performances from global markets overnight. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RENEWABLE ENERGY, MOZAMBIQUE, TELSTRA, RIO TINTO

Janet Yellen
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 21, 2014

By Comsec

According to minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting some members were encouraged by recent developments: "Labor market conditions had moved noticeably closer to those viewed as normal in the longer run. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, EXISTING HOME SALES

stock market indices
Global Markets Overview – August 20, 2014

By IG Markets

The momentum in equities has continued with further gains through European and US trade. It seems investors are still responding to downgraded geopolitical risk, with a further kicker coming from signs of improvement in the US housing market. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon August 19, 2014

By Comsec

The winning streak continued with shares hitting fresh six-year highs, rising for a third day and remaining above the key 5600pt level. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) improved by a modest 0.1 per cent despite mixed performances from global markets overnight. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RENEWABLE ENERGY, MOZAMBIQUE, TELSTRA, RIO TINTO

New Zealand Dollar
NZ Greens Party Wants 40% Tax Hike For New Zealand's Wealthiest

By IBTimes AU

The New Zealand Greens party has issued a challenge to other political parties in the country to support its campaign to end child poverty by increasing tax rates for the wealthy. The Greens plans to impose a 40 per cent tax on all income above $140,000 to help raise money to reduce child poverty. (Aug 19)

Depression  Needs of Serious Diagnosis
Four Important Factors on Depression and treatment

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

People suffer tension without an apparent reason and are afraid to have antidepressant commercials until the end of their lives. (Aug 19)

Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 15, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is up for the fourth time this week, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) rising by 0.25 per cent. This takes the gains so far this week to 2.3 per cent; the best week in six months and completely making up for last week's 2.1 per cent slump. (Aug 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, EUROPEAN UNION, GDP

Unemployment
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 15, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic news, new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 21,000 in the latest week to 311,000, above forecasts for a result near 295,000. Import prices fell by 0.2% in July while export prices were flat. Both results were slightly firmer than forecast. (Aug 15)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, WAL-MART, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon August 14, 2014

By Comsec

The winning streak continued with shares hitting fresh six-year highs, rising for a third day and remaining above the key 5600pt level. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) improved by a modest 0.1 per cent despite mixed performances from global markets overnight. (Aug 14)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RENEWABLE ENERGY, MOZAMBIQUE, TELSTRA, RIO TINTO