Labor economy

University students gather during a general assembly at Rennes II University, Monday, April. 16, 2018 in Rennes, western France. French students intensified blockades of universities over the government's reform. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
April 18, 2018 - 6:30 am
PARIS (AP) — French rail workers, airline employees and students staged another string of strikes and sit-ins Wednesday despite French President Emmanuel Macron's insistence that protests won't prevent him from trying to overhaul the economy. Rail workers resumed a strike set to disrupt traffic off...
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April 17, 2018 - 4:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that wages in Britain are rising faster than prices, a positive development for households that will likely fuel expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates again next month. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that average weekly...
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French President Emmanuel Macron walks in a classroom before a televised interview in Berd'huis, south of Paris, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Macron is appearing on national television Thursday to respond to the daily concerns of the French and defend his economic policies and tax changes, which he says are aimed at modernizing the country. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 11:50 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Thursday that strikes and protests will not prevent him from overhauling the nation's economy — comments that came as train workers, hospital staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his economic vision. Macron...
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Lawyers and magistrates hold a placard with a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration as part of a nation wide day of protest against a government draft law on Justice, in Paris, Wednesday April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
April 12, 2018 - 5:38 am
PARIS (AP) — Train workers, hospitals staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates: they are all protesting the way President Emmanuel Macron's government is changing France. Macron is appearing on national television Thursday to respond to the daily concerns of the French and defend his...
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David Dodson, president of MDC, which was formerly known as Manpower Development Corporation, a nonprofit group, smiles at his office after presenting the findings of MDC's State of the South 2018 report in Durham, NC., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Among the report's findings was that the South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent pool won't share in the region's economic growth unless leaders in the 13 southern recommit to spending on public schools and higher education. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
April 10, 2018 - 11:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — As teachers in multiple states protest for better pay, a new study warns that the fast-growing South region must invest more in public schools and higher education to ensure its homegrown talent shares in its economic prosperity. The State of the South 2018 report, released...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2018, file photo, Indiana Wesleyan University senior Courtney Kingma, left, thanks Jennie Hehe, community resource manager for Tangram, for talking with her during the Experience Indiana job fair event in the student center at IWU in Marion, Ind. On Friday, April 6, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (Jeff Morehead/The Chronicle-Tribune via AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government's overall jobs report Friday suggested that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for a sixth...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong's share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, April 6, 2018. Most Asian stock markets turned higher Friday as investors brushed off initial worries about the Trump administration's latest threats of yet more tariffs on Chinese imports, indicating concerns were easing about a brewing trade battle between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 06, 2018 - 4:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets slid Friday after Beijing vowed to fight back against the Trump administration's latest threats of yet more tariffs on Chinese imports, renewing investor fears of a brewing trade battle between the world's two biggest economies. KEEPING SCORE: European shares...
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April 06, 2018 - 3:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Did March provide another month of blowout hiring? Was pay growth healthy? When the government issues its monthly jobs report Friday, those two questions will be the most closely watched barometers. Economists have forecast that employers added a solid 185,000 jobs in March and...
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April 04, 2018 - 7:25 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is rolling ahead, driving down unemployment to the lowest in nearly a decade. But lagging inflation means the European Central Bank will be in no hurry to end its stimulus efforts. The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat said Wednesday...
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In this March 28, 2018, photo, Roxy Creed, left, speaks to Mandara Spa Operations Manager Lena Andrade about employment opportunities at a job fair in Honolulu. Recently released numbers show Hawaii boasts the United States' lowest jobless rate, at 2.1 percent. But experts say the figure is masking underlying problems. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
April 04, 2018 - 3:43 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Are there downsides to a low unemployment rate? In Hawaii, which has the United States' lowest jobless rate at a minuscule 2.1 percent, the answer is yes. Employers are frustrated by their inability to find workers. And unfilled jobs may be slowing the state's economic growth. A low...
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