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Unemployment rates fall in 34 US states

Unemployment rates fell in 34 US states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country. The Labour Department said yesterday that unemployment rates rose in just five states,

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Database to tackle unemployment launched in Bahrain

A BD1.7 million ($4.4 million) project that involves creating a national database to help tackle unemployment has been launched. The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) will contain information on jobseekers and the labour market, ide

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Unemployment drops to 3.7pc in Bahrain

Unemployment rate in Bahrain has dropped, according to latest figures. The Labour Ministry's report for the third quarter of 2014, which was reviewed by the Cabinet yesterday, showed that the rate was steady at 3.6 per cent co

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US payrolls rise, unemployment rate falls to 5.8pc

US job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 per cent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand. Despite the strength

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US jobless rate hits six-year low

US employers ramped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, bolstering bets the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in mid-2015. Friday's report on employment is the most significant gauge of t

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Saudi unemployment rises 3.3pc

The number of unemployed Saudis rose 3.3 per cent this year to 622,000, urging the Labour Ministry to give reasons for this increase despite its efforts to find jobs for Saudis through various programmes. Saudi authorities have been urg

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Bahrain’s unemployment rate drops in Q1

Bahrain's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 per cent between April and June from 4.1 per cent earlier, government data has revealed. A Cabinet session, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Pri

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Saudi unemployment insurance to start next month

Saudi Arabia’s General Organization for Social Insurance (Gosi) is set to implement ‘Saned,’ an unemployment insurance scheme from August 31, said a report.   The programme aims at promoting job

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Saudi unemployment insurance to start next month

Saudi Arabia’s General Organization for Social Insurance (Gosi) is set to implement ‘Saned,’ an unemployment insurance scheme from August 31, said a report.   The programme aims at promoting job

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Egypt turns to army in war on unemployment

Since toppling the Muslim Brotherhood from power last year, the Egyptian army has turned its substantial economic firepower on another perceived threat to the country's stability: unemployment. Putting to use a manufacturing p

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