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2,000 jobs under threat at Caterpillar in Belgium

World's largest maker of heavy machinery begins consultation process that could lead to closure of plant in Charleroi.

World's largest maker of heavy machinery begins consultation process that could lead to closure of plant in Charleroi.

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US job growth slows in August

US employment growth slowed more than expected in August to 151,000, probably ruling out an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this month.

US employment growth slowed more than expected in August to 151,000, probably ruling out an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this month.

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German jobless rate falls again, retail sales data mixed

German unemployment was down again in August for the 12th straight month. Retail sales grew month-on-month in July, but declined from a year earlier.

German unemployment was down again in August for the 12th straight month. Retail sales grew month-on-month in July, but declined from a year earlier.

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Strong June jobs numbers indicate US economy is strengthening

US employment rose by 255,000 in July, more than expected, and wages also picked up, bolstering expectations of an acceleration in economic growth.

US employment rose by 255,000 in July, more than expected, and wages also picked up, bolstering expectations of an acceleration in economic growth.

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Tourism boom bring down Spanish jobless total

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell by 2.23 percent in July from a month earlier, fuelled by a bumper tourist season.

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell by 2.23 percent in July from a month earlier, fuelled by a bumper tourist season.

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France forces through controversial labour reform

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has forced a controversial labour reform bill through parliament without a vote.

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US jobs jump in June

US payrolls increased by 287,000 in June as manufacturers and retailers boosted hiring, confirming the economy has regained speed.

US payrolls increased by 287,000 in June as manufacturers and retailers boosted hiring, confirming the economy has regained speed.

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UK jobless levels lowest since 2005

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest levels since 2005, according to the latest figures.

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest levels since 2005, according to the latest figures.

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Swiss vote for money for nothing

The EU says it is pondering a pilot scheme for a bloc-wide basic income for all, and this weekend the Swiss actually get to decide on the idea in one of their referendum votes, the first country to vo

The EU says it is pondering a pilot scheme for a bloc-wide basic income for all, and this weekend the Swiss actually get to decide on the idea in one of their referendum votes, the first country to vo

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Weak US jobs numbers mean interest rate rise still some way off

US employers created the fewest number of jobs in more than five years in May, just 38,000, making it difficult for the Federal Reserve to justify raising interest rates in the near future.

US employers created the fewest number of jobs in more than five years in May, just 38,000, making it difficult for the Federal Reserve to justify raising interest rates in the near future.

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Mainland France unemployment dips below 10%

The unemployment rate in mainland France has edged below 10 percent for the first time since early 2014 offering some evidence that the labour market may be turning a corner.

The unemployment rate in mainland France has edged below 10 percent for the first time since early 2014 offering some evidence that the labour market may be turning a corner.

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US jobs gains hit seven month low in April

The US economy added the fewest number of jobs in seven months in April but it's not clear what effect that will have on the Federal Reserve's rate hike plans this year.

The US economy added the fewest number of jobs in seven months in April but it's not clear what effect that will have on the Federal Reserve's rate hike plans this year.

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Services and construction jobs reduce Spanish unemployment total for April

Seasonal factors meant the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell in April by 83,599, but remains above four million where it has been for since 2010.

Seasonal factors meant the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell in April by 83,599, but remains above four million where it has been for since 2010.

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Surprise fall in French jobless total, but underlying trend still grim

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit dropped by 60,000 in March, but much of the decline came from people not updating their job-seeking status so they were not counted.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit dropped by 60,000 in March, but much of the decline came from people not updating their job-seeking status so they were not counted.

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Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it refocuses away from PCs

Intel says it is going to axe up to 12,000 jobs worldwide as it moves into new businesses due to fewer orders from the declining personal computer industry.

Intel says it is going to axe up to 12,000 jobs worldwide as it moves into new businesses due to fewer orders from the declining personal computer industry.

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Unemployment rate down in euro area

Figures just out show February’s unemployment rate in the euro area stood at 10.3 percent. That is down 0.1 percent on the previous month and is the

Figures just out show February’s unemployment rate in the euro area stood at 10.3 percent. That is down 0.1 percent on the previous month and is the

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Boeing to cut 4,500 jobs to reduce costs

US planemaker Boeing is to cut about 4,500 jobs by voluntary redundancies and leaving positions unfilled as it seeks further cut reductions in the face of fierce sales competition from Airbus.

US planemaker Boeing is to cut about 4,500 jobs by voluntary redundancies and leaving positions unfilled as it seeks further cut reductions in the face of fierce sales competition from Airbus.