Labor economy

In this June 18, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2019 - 7:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday while European markets opened lower as investors waited for U.S. jobs data that could help determine whether, or how soon, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. Analysts expect a solid 165,000 increase in the monthly non-farm payrolls for June, and a...
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Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, center, and junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, left, stands for the media at the parliament house before presenting the annual federal budget in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 5, 2019. India's government says the economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, up from a five-year low of 6.8% in the past year. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
July 05, 2019 - 7:19 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday proposed heavy investments in infrastructure, the digital economy and job creation to lift a sluggish economy burdened with a 45-year-high unemployment rate of 6.1%. Unveiling a draft budget after a major victory in...
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This June 21, 2019, photo shows a "now hiring" sign at a McDonald's restaurant in Moss Point, Miss. On Wednesday, July 3, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in June. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 03, 2019 - 8:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added just 102,000 jobs in June as small businesses and construction firms shed workers, a private survey found. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that the meager gains — after just 41,000 jobs were added in May — indicate a slowdown in the economy. Businesses...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, a woman looks at display boards at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Australia. Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Tuesday to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. The cut is the second in consecutive months. Previously the Reserve Bank of Australia had not shifted the rate...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo a clerk restocks items in a newly-opened Amazon Go store in New York. On Friday, June 28, the Commerce Department issues its May report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 28, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending increased 0.4% in May, a modest gain that suggests Americans remain confident enough about the economy's outlook to keep shopping. The Commerce Department said Friday that incomes rose 0.5% and inflation remained tame, increasing just 1.5% in the past year. That'...
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FILE - In this Feb.26, 2013 photo, a job seeker enters a job center (Pole Emploi), in Nice, southeastern France. French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled its plan to tighten the country's unemployment benefits. All major workers unions denounce the reform as unfair and damaging to the country's social system. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
June 18, 2019 - 12:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for the unemployed to claim benefits, as part of an overhaul of France's labor market that aims to boost the nation's economy. Labor Minister Muriel Penicaud said Tuesday that the changes were "...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Kelsey Rose Juliana, of Eugene, Ore, speaks at a rally for a group of young people who filed an environmental lawsuit against the U.S. government in Portland, Ore. Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola, File)
June 17, 2019 - 11:36 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. The House approved the plan 36-24 Monday after nearly six hours of debate, with...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo a "now hiring" sign hangs in the window of a Chinese restaurant in downtown Fargo, N.D. A U.S. Chamber of Commerce-MetLife survey released last week found that 28% of small businesses plan to increase their staffs in the next year, down slightly from 29% in the first quarter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 17, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners, their eye on the economy, are playing it even safer when it comes to hiring. A U.S. Chamber of Commerce-MetLife survey released last week found that 28% of small businesses plan to increase their staffs in the next year, down slightly from 29% in the first...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications in Chicago. On Wednesday, June 19, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement and updated economic projections. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 17, 2019 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade. Probably not quite yet, though. When the Fed issues a policy statement Wednesday and Powell holds a news conference...
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