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Merkel hosts leaders to fight youth unemployment
Merkel hosts leaders to fight youth unemployment

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts European leaders in a bid to tackle sky-high youth unemployment.

Merkel hosts leaders to fight youth unemployment
Merkel ushers jobless EU youth talks on to campaign trail
Merkel ushers jobless EU youth talks on to campaign trail

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts EU talks on felling sky-high youth unemployment less than three months before German elections.

Merkel ushers jobless EU youth talks on to campaign trail
Consumers in crisis-hit Spain put brakes on spending
Consumers in crisis-hit Spain put brakes on spending

Spaniards are buying fewer cars, fewer clothes and even cutting back on smoking as a grinding recession and rising unemployment force them to slash spending, dealing a severe blow to manufacturers and shops.

Consumers in crisis-hit Spain put brakes on spending
Thousands of workers protest in Sarajevo
Thousands of workers protest in Sarajevo

Several thousand workers protested in Sarajevo against the government's economic policies, demanding their back pay.

Thousands of workers protest in Sarajevo
Commodity prices hit by weak global outlook
Commodity prices hit by weak global outlook

Global commodity markets were hit this week by weaker-than-expected manufacturing data in key consumers China and the United States.

Commodity prices hit by weak global outlook
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German unemployment up slightly in April

Unemployment in Germany rose in April as companies become more cautious about hiring in face of the slowing economy, but the labour market nevertheless remains robust.

German unemployment up slightly in April
Kazakhstan Minister of Labor and Social Protection Serik Abdenov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Labor Ministry to retain unemployment at 5 percent by 2020

Kazakhstan Ministry of Labor and Social Protection plans to retain unemployment at 5-percent level annually by 2020.

Kazakhstan Labor Ministry to retain unemployment at 5 percent by 2020
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500,000 Kazakhstan citizens may be left unemployed with rise of retirement age

Raising the retirement age for women will cause a dramatic jobs deficit and unemployment in Kazakhstan: experts.

500,000 Kazakhstan citizens may be left unemployed with rise of retirement age
Spanish youth protest around the world against unemployment
Spanish youth protest around the world against unemployment

Spanish youths demonstrated Sunday in cities across Spain and near the country's embassies abroad against sky-high unemployment and poor working conditions.

Spanish youth protest around the world against unemployment
Almaty city. Photo courtesy of almaty.kz
Population of Almaty to grow 150 thousand by 2015

The number of citizens in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty will reach 1.6 million people by 2015.

Population of Almaty to grow 150 thousand by 2015
Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy
Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy

In Romania, one of the EU's poorest countries, hope to many has come in the form of a computer recycling program that is helping jobless adults and disadvantaged Roma youth beat the odds.

Recycled computers offer hope to Romania's needy
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Australia rejects heritage listing for Tasmanian rainforest

Australia Friday rejected a bid for blanket heritage listing of Tasmania's Tarkine rainforest, angering environmentalists who said it would allow mining and could threaten the Tasmanian devil.

Australia rejects heritage listing for Tasmanian rainforest
Spanish registered unemployed rises to 4.98 mn in January
Spanish registered unemployed rises to 4.98 mn in January

The number of Spaniards officially registered as unemployed rose to 4.98 million in January, according to Labour Ministry data released Monday, as the country's recession deepened.

Spanish registered unemployed rises to 4.98 mn in January
World jobless number seen rising to record high in 2013: ILO
World jobless number seen rising to record high in 2013: ILO

Five years after the global financial crisis hit, unemployment numbers continue to soar, with a record 202 million people worldwide expected to be officially jobless this year.

World jobless number seen rising to record high in 2013: ILO
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Unemployment 30 mn higher than before crisis: ILO

There are now 30 million more people without jobs around the world than before the global financial crisis began, the head of the International Labour Organization said.

Unemployment 30 mn higher than before crisis: ILO
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Good jobs number electrifies Obama campaign

A relieved Barack Obama basked Saturday in shock good news as unemployment dipped below eight percent to the lowest point of his presidency, stealing headlines from Mitt Romney's thumping debate win.

Good jobs number electrifies Obama campaign
US economy creates 163,000 jobs, helping Obama
US economy creates 163,000 jobs, helping Obama

The US economy created a solid 163,000 jobs in July, helping President Barack Obama dull Republican attacks despite a slight uptick in the jobless rate.

US economy creates 163,000 jobs, helping Obama
Women make up 70% of unemployed in Astana
Women make up 70% of unemployed in Astana

Women are looking for a job more frequently than men in Astana.

Women make up 70% of unemployed in Astana
Obama defiant, Romney pounces on jobs report
Obama defiant, Romney pounces on jobs report

Weak jobs data threw President Barack Obama on the defensive Friday, as Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney told America's middle class it did not have to put up with such misery.

Obama defiant, Romney pounces on jobs report
Vacancies. RIA Novosti ©
Unemployment statistics announced

Hired personnel made up 5 600 000 (67.2% of all the employed), 172 000 up against 2010, with the self-employed making up 2 700 000 (over 32%).

Unemployment statistics announced