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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.

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Focus: education supporting peace in Tunisia

Focus looks at how education can support peace in Tunisia and help with one of the country’s big concerns: youth unemployment?

Focus looks at how education can support peace in Tunisia and help with one of the country’s big concerns: youth unemployment?

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Austria on a far-right path

Austria’s presidential election second-round runoff takes place on Sunday (May 22).

Austria’s presidential election second-round runoff takes place on Sunday (May 22).

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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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Brazil's new government sets sights on reversing economic slump

Brazil’s newly installed Cabinet is getting to work, in the wake of Dilma Rousseff’s suspension. The economy is a priority for incoming interim

Brazil’s newly installed Cabinet is getting to work, in the wake of Dilma Rousseff’s suspension. The economy is a priority for incoming interim

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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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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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Spanish unemployment shows slight rise, but underlying numbers stable

The number of people registering as out of work in Spain rose slightly in February compared with January, but adjusted figures taking into account seasonal factors showed a decrease in the jobless tot

The number of people registering as out of work in Spain rose slightly in February compared with January, but adjusted figures taking into account seasonal factors showed a decrease in the jobless tot

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Millions more Chinese 'zombie company' workers face the sack

China reportedly plans to lay off millions more workers at so-called 'zombie' companies to cut industrial overcapacity and pollution, according to sources close to the Beijing leadership.

China reportedly plans to lay off millions more workers at so-called 'zombie' companies to cut industrial overcapacity and pollution, according to sources close to the Beijing leadership.