France's unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent for the first time since 2012.
Kazakh-Chinese oil company Velikaya Stena in Aktobe in Kazakhstan's west is laying off many workers.
Kazakhstan ended up in the 10 World’s Worst Performers in Economy compiled by Bloomberg.
Unemployment and rising income inequality will top concerns for global leaders in 2015, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said.
Unemployment in France hit a new record in September, with official statistics published showing 3.43 million people claimed jobless benefits.
IMF chief warned that the global economy could be sinking into a prolonged period of "mediocre" growth.
Confidence in embattled French President Francois Hollande has plunged to a new all-time low of 13 percent.
More than a quarter of Japan's new cabinet will be female.
Unemployment in Germany stagnated in August, as clouds continue to build over Europe's biggest economy.
The US economy pumped out 288,000 jobs in April, the highest pace in over two years, in a fresh confirmation that growth has resumed after a harsh winter freeze.
Employees of the Ekibastuz-based PromMashKomplekt plant can lose their jobs.
France's top court Sunday approved a proposal for companies to pay 75 percent tax on annual salaries exceeding one million euros in line with President Francois Hollande's drive to limit executive pay at a time of economic hardship.
Is Europe on the verge of a popular uprising? The question was asked by one of Greece's most respected newspapers as another year of painful austerity drew to a close.
When Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia last month, 30,000 people were expected to return.
Ireland will receive plaudits this weekend when it exits its financial bailout but advocacy groups warn that the most vulnerable in society will still suffer from lingering austerity measures.
The US jobless rate fell sharply to 7.0 percent in November, a five-year low, raising the odds Friday that the Federal Reserve could soon cut its huge stimulus program.
The current baby boom in Kazakhstan may entail unemployment after 2020: Vice PM Erbol Orynbayev.
Spain's government sees light at the end of the tunnel with the end to a two-year recession but analysts warn joblessness will continue to weigh down the eurozone's fourth-largest economy.
Britons who are out of work for several years will be required to work full-time on community projects to receive state unemployment payments.
Thousands of Spaniards are queueing up to play the role of slaves in film-maker Ridley Scott's Biblical epic "Exodus", hoping for a way out of unemployment.