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Unemployment rate jumps to 6.7 %

The unemployment rate jumped to 6.7 percent in the three months to February as the number of people claiming jobless benefits rose to 2.1 million, official data showed on Wednesday just hours before the crucial annual budget statement. Full story

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US layoffs slow to 539K in April

2009-05-08 14:13:56 GMT SINA.com The pace of layoffs slowed in April when employers cut 539,000 jobs, the fewest in six months. But the unemployment rate climbed to 8.9 percent, the highest since late 1983, as many businesses remain wary of hiring given all the economic uncertainties.

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Unemployment rate jumps to 6.7 %

2009-04-23 09:07:30 GMT SINA.com The unemployment rate jumped to 6.7 percent in the three months to February as the number of people claiming jobless benefits rose to 2.1 million, official data showed on Wednesday just hours before the crucial annual budget statement.

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2009-04-23 06:26:33 GMT China Daily Consumer confidence fell 7 percentage points in the last six months, and job security topped concerns among the Chinese, a Nielsen survey revealed on Wednesday.

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Medvedev: Russia to create 1 mln jobs

2009-04-19 14:17:24 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Russia plans to create about one million temporary jobs in the next 12 months to weather the ongoing financial crisis, said President Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday.

China aims to create 1.5 mln jobs in electronics and IT industry

2009-04-15 14:41:23 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- China, the world's biggest manufacturer of electronics and information technology (IT) products, said Wednesday it will boost the industry's development to create more than 1.5 million new jobs in three years.

Russian president worried over rise of jobless rate

2009-04-14 16:28:29 GMT Xinhua English MOSCOW, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Russia is facing a tough employment situation ahead, with the number of officially registered jobless people hitting 2.2 million, President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

China sets plan for reducing unemployment in 2 years

2009-04-13 02:40:03 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- By the year 2010, the registered urban unemployment rate will be kept below 5 percent, said the National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010) released by the Information Office of the State Council on Monday.

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Job hunt: Not the same old story

2009-04-23 11:37:36 GMT SINA.com Their savings in shambles from the economic downturn, jobless seniors are dusting off their briefcases and trying to head back to work. Many, like Jim Mitchell, a 63-year-old former sales executive, are finding a merciless job market where decades of experience aren't necessarily an asset.

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More American workers outsourcing own jobs overseas

2009-04-23 06:47:55 GMT SINA.com A new Department of Labor report finds personal outsourcing is revolutionizing how Americans dont do their own work.