Labor economy

November 19, 2018 - 7:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's burgeoning working-age population is a fit for the future job market. Up to 28 million full...
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Attorney Mark Patterson poses in his law firm's offices Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. "There's a huge fear of folks my age that they're going to run out of money and they're going to need to rely on the government for help," Patterson said. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
November 19, 2018 - 1:22 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There's no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement...
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November 15, 2018 - 2:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say the state's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level on record, dipping to 4 percent for the first time in 30 years. The Department of Labor says Thursday that October's 4 percent unemployment rate was last reached in May 1988. The agency says its...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, center, flanked by Virginia Commerce Secretary Brian Ball, left, and Amazon's Vice President of Public Policy Brian Huseman, listen during a news conference in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 14, 2018 - 7:52 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regularly awards grants, tax breaks and other goodies to businesses that move to the state or expand their operations, sometimes even for small projects that produce just a dozen or so jobs. But Amazon's announcement Tuesday that it plans to put at least 25,000 highly...
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In this Nov. 9, 2018 photo, construction workers mix with the noon lunch-hour crowd outside an Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City in New York and Arlington, Va., experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world’s hottest online retailer. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 13, 2018 - 2:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer. The communities will be subject to outsized...
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Passers-by are reflected in an artwork based on the European Union flag, with one star missing, in the European Commissions headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Britain's European Union partners on Monday ratcheted up political pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May amid signs that some progress is being made in Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 13, 2018 - 7:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is already having an impact on Britain's labor market, with the number of people from the European Union working in the country falling by a record amount. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the number of EU nationals working in Britain fell by 132,000 in the three...
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November 13, 2018 - 6:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that average earnings in Britain are rising at their highest rate since the most acute phase of the global financial crisis a decade ago. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that average weekly earnings over the three months to September, excluding...
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November 13, 2018 - 2:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However,...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The...
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