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The UK is the only major EU economy where average wages have failed to return to pre-crisis levels, new figures reveal.

The UK is the only major EU economy where average wages have failed to return to pre-crisis levels, new figures reveal.

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British jobless rate falls to 11-year low

Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to an 11-year low between July and September, but there were also signs of a possible labour market slowdown.

Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to an 11-year low between July and September, but there were also signs of a possible labour market slowdown.

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French job creation gaining momentum

France saw its fastest job creation last quarter since the eve of the financial crisis in 2007 with 52,200 new jobs.

France saw its fastest job creation last quarter since the eve of the financial crisis in 2007 with 52,200 new jobs.

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US adds 161,000 jobs in October, wages rise

US monthly jobs numbers show a strong pace of hiring in October, a lower unemployment rate and increased wages.

US monthly jobs numbers show a strong pace of hiring in October, a lower unemployment rate and increased wages.

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Eurozone unemployment eases to 10 percent

Unemployment in the eurozone remains high but eased in September to the lowest level in five years at 10 percent of the workforce.

Unemployment in the eurozone remains high but eased in September to the lowest level in five years at 10 percent of the workforce.

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Spain's jobless rate fall below 20%

A record summer for tourism helped push unemployment in Spain down to 18.9%, the lowest in nearly seven years in the three months to September.

A record summer for tourism helped push unemployment in Spain down to 18.9%, the lowest in nearly seven years in the three months to September.

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Hungary promises payroll tax cuts amid labour shortage

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.

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UK job growth slows but no Brexit shock yet

Job creation in Britain slowed in the three months up to August but it seems the Brexit vote has not yet undermined the labour market.

Job creation in Britain slowed in the three months up to August but it seems the Brexit vote has not yet undermined the labour market.

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Unemployment rises in Spain for second straight month

The number of people in Spain registering as unemployed rose in September as the jobs boost of a strong tourist seasons wears off.

The number of people in Spain registering as unemployed rose in September as the jobs boost of a strong tourist seasons wears off.

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France partly blames August jobless rise on terrorist attacks

France's jobless total surged in August. The labour minister said hiring in the tourism sector had suffered because of militant Islamist attacks.

France's jobless total surged in August. The labour minister said hiring in the tourism sector had suffered because of militant Islamist attacks.

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French economy slows in Q2

France's economy slowed for the first time in three years between April and June - shrinking 0.1 percent - with a dip in consumer spending being blamed.

France's economy slowed for the first time in three years between April and June - shrinking 0.1 percent - with a dip in consumer spending being blamed.

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ECB mostly upbeat on eurozone employment

Eurozone employment is rising faster than expected according the European Central Bank's latest economic bulletin, fueled by an increase in part-time work and the service sector growing.

Eurozone employment is rising faster than expected according the European Central Bank's latest economic bulletin, fueled by an increase in part-time work and the service sector growing.

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No new eurozone stimulus measures from the ECB for now

There was no fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank at its latest policy meeting in the face of high unemployment, weak growth and the threat of deflation in the…

There was no fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank at its latest policy meeting in the face of high unemployment, weak growth and the threat of deflation in the…

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Eurozone manufacturing 'wavering', British manufacturing rebounds

Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed in August partly due to the effect of the Brexit vote. The weaker pound boosting exports help UK manufacturing rebound.

Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed in August partly due to the effect of the Brexit vote. The weaker pound boosting exports help UK manufacturing rebound.

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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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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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UK jobless rate falls to 11-year low

Britain's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level since October 2005. It was 4.9 percent of the workforce in the three months to May

Britain's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level since October 2005. It was 4.9 percent of the workforce in the three months to May

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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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Holiday jobs mean big fall in Spanish unemployment

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

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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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Draghi pushes eurozone reforms - again

The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi argues again reform is needed as well as low interest rates and money printing to get the eurozone's economy growing again.

The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi argues again reform is needed as well as low interest rates and money printing to get the eurozone's economy growing again.