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Unemployment rate drops to 2.8 per cent in June

theborneopost.com2014-08-26 20:25:45Cache

KUCHING: The nation’s unemployment rate has dropped to 2.8 per cent as of June this year, down 0.1 percentage point from 2.9 recorded in May 2014.The Statistics Department, in its updated Monthly Principal Statistics of Labour Force (June 2014) released Monday, said the number of unemployed decreased in June 2014 by 20,700 persons to 385,800.This marked a 5.1 per cent drop when compared to 406,500 unemployed persons recorded in the previous month. Announces Top Two Student Debt Relief Companies

prweb.com2014-08-26 12:15:30Cache

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 During revolutionary times, Rockville, Maryland was known as Hungerford's Tavern, which was the name of its most familiar landmark. One of the first calls to freedom from British rule was heard at the tavern in 1774. However, one thing Maryland is not free from is unemployment. While it added 7700 jobs this past June, its economy took something of a U-turn as its unemployment rate rose for a second straight month from 5.6% in May to 5.8% in June.

Malaysia Unemployment Falls to 2.8 in July

Malaysia Unemployment Falls to 2.8 in July

menafn.com2014-08-25 19:51:13Cache

(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Kuala Lumpur August 25 (QNA) - Unemployment rate in Malaysia fell in July to 2.8% official data showed Monday. Department of Statistics Malaysia said today that Unemployment was expected to rise in July to 3.1% from the 2.9% registered in June. The Malaysian economy has been performing strongly in 2014. The first half of 2014 have seen the Malaysian economy register a growth of 6.5%.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

economicpolicyjournal.com2014-08-23 20:32:29Cache

It is an urban legend that all cities with highly affordable housing are those where unemployment rose sharply during the recession, along with those where core industries and services businesses were destroyed in the same period as well. Several old industrial cities do make the list of most affordable markets. The “Share of Income Needed to Afford Median Home” was 10.1% in Detroit in the second quarter, according to Zillow. In Pittsburgh it was 11.3%.

Friday, August 22, 2014

calculatedriskblog.com2014-08-22 19:25:33Cache

by Bill McBride on 8/22/2014 03:06:00 PM From ECB President Mario Draghi at Jackson Hole: Unemployment in the euro area No one in society remains untouched by a situation of high unemployment. For the unemployed themselves, it is often a tragedy which has lasting effects on their lifetime income. For those in work, it raises job insecurity and undermines social cohesion. For governments, it weighs on public finances and harms election prospects.

DRAGHI: \'We Stand Ready To Adjust Our Policy Stance Further\'

DRAGHI: 'We Stand Ready To Adjust Our Policy Stance Further'

businessinsider.com2014-08-22 18:55:17Cache

REUTERS/Francois LenoirEuropean Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi waits to deliver a speech at a conference for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the European Monetary Institute, in Brussels February 12, 2014. Mario Draghi is speaking at the Jackson Hole economic symposium.

Enrollment numbers for WOSC announced

Enrollment numbers for WOSC announced

altustimes.com2014-08-22 15:43:13Cache

Lisa Greenlee reported on Western’s current enrollment at the regular meeting of the Board of Regents earlier this week. Greenlee said that the Summer 2014 enrollment was up 85% compared to last summer. Fall 2014 enrollment is currently down 12%.

Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298,000

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Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:49 p.m. By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week’s figures were revised up slightly to 311,000.The less-volatile four-week average rose 4,750 to 300,750.

Signs show additional economic improvement

Signs show additional economic improvement

hawaiitribune-herald.com2014-08-22 11:43:47Cache

Unemployment is dropping, while business is increasing, state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism officials said Wednesday.In the department’s third quarter 2014 statistics and economic report, officials said Hawaii Island’s unemployment rate dropped from 7 percent to 6 percent between the first part of 2013 and first quarter of this year.

Stock Rise Puts S&P 500 at Record High

Stock Rise Puts S&P 500 at Record High

theledger.com2014-08-22 08:03:57Cache

Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:30 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:30 a.m. The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Overall, it's been a quiet week for the market.