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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

A man walks into a Centrelink, part of the Australian government's department of human services where job seekers search for employment, in a Sydney suburb
Nearly 600,000 Young Australians ‘Struggle’ for Employment

By IBTimes AU

More than 15 per cent young Australians are under-employed, according to a research. The figure is the highest in almost four decades. (Sep 01)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard at a crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove
Global Markets Overview – August 29, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities retreated as geopolitical risk reared its ugly head yet again. News that Ukraine-Russia tension is flaring up again sharply spooked investors, with reports suggesting Russia has even more troops in separatist territory. (Aug 29)

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

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 29, 2014

By Comsec

In US economic data, the economy grew at a 4.2% annual pace in the June quarter, up from the "flash" estimate of 4% and above forecasts of 3. New claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,000 to 298,000 in the latest week and below forecasts of a result near 300,000. (Aug 29)

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

Britain-politics
Cameron May Seek EU Reform or Exit for Britain

By IBTimes AU

The sentiment of an over arching Brussels is bothering the UK (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPEAN UNION, LONDON, CONGRESS

The Eiffel tower in Paris is pictured during sunset in France, March 14, 2014.
French Government Resigns After Ministers Fought Openly on Economic Policies

By IBTimes AU

Economic management without job creation will definitely lead to dissent and public frustration (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: GDP

European Central Bank
European Central Bank Advises Action to Boost Demand and Employment In EU

By IBTimes AU

Low inflation sums up the weakness of the economies in the 28 member European Union (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, INVESTMENT

A car sinks into a hole caused by an earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch June 13, 2011.
New Zealand's High Growth Rate Predicted To Fall When Christchurch Rebuild Halts

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's economy may be heading for "the rocks" when it rebuild in Christchurch and migration rate slows down. Economists believe the country cannot sustain a high growth rate in the coming years. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WESTPAC, GDP, AUSTRALIA, EARTHQUAKE

Janet Yellen
Global Markets Overview – August 25, 2014

By IG Markets

After speculative trading on Wednesday and Thursday around the prospect of rates rising sooner than expected based on the release of the Fed minutes, the weekend's Jackson Hole Symposium has quickly put a lid on these theories. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER

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