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On Raya eve, Najib takes potshots over inquest, performance of ministers

The former prime minister rues withdrawal of lawyer from inquest, asks where is the justice for fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

Ringgit opens lower against US dollar

The Ringgit opens at 4.1670/1700 compared with 4.1620/1670 against the greenback. 

30,000 unemployed? Time to become more competitive

Although the HR Minister disputes this figure, employees should up their game and find ways to become more relevant in regard to their job skills.

India’s Congress promises to halve unemployment: Kashmir plan criticised

India's National Congress party and ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are constantly in heated competition to deliver election promises.

UK unemployment rate hits 44-year low

Economists say the labour market update painted a bright picture, despite a slowing economy with Britain scheduled to leave the EU next week.

China’s industrial output slows, unemployment rises

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang last week laid out a lower growth target of 6-6.5% this year, from 6.6% growth in 2018.

Nobody knows anything about India’s huge elections

India is the most diverse country in the world, and each state has its own hot-button issues.

Labour market to remain stable for 2019, says research house

Most of the job vacancies in 2018 were contributed by the manufacturing, agriculture, services and construction sectors, says MIDF Research.

Jobless millions to haunt India election

The government's failure to create enough jobs is a key issue for voters in the polls.

In Gaza, women walk thin line between hope and despair

Israel and Egypt's tight restrictions have devastated Gaza's economy and left many of its women struggling to find work after graduating from college.

Handout plans for Indonesia’s unemployed could spark backlash for Jokowi

The country's employment ranks among southeast Asia's highest, and makes up about 5% of the population.

India’s unemployment rate hit 45-year high in 2017-2018

Just months before an election, a government survey showed India's unemployment rate had risen to a 45 year high.

US adds huge 312,000 jobs in December; unemployment rises to 3.9%

Employers added a whopping 312,000 positions for the month and wages rose steadily, gaining 3.2% for the year.

US job creation roars in December, says survey

The survey comes a day before Washington is due to release its more closely-watched monthly report.

It’s not about high or low wages but a question of...

Unemployment among the educated is high because our economy isn't growing and moving up the value chain fast enough.

Automation behind bulk of job losses this year, says Socso

Socso says the manufacturing and construction industries recorded the highest number of job losses in 2018.

US adds 250,000 jobs in October, unemployment rate steady

The economy adds 250,000 net new positions in October and handily overshoots forecasts.

MTUC: Raise wages to attract local workers first, then go into...

Its secretary-general J Solomon says the government must carefully study the plan to automate the manufacturing and agricultural sectors as the social costs are high.

US unemployment falls to 48-year low in September

Reports show US unemployment fall to a 48-year-low of 3.7% last month from 3.9 % which is an unusually large drop.

Eurozone unemployment falls to decade low of 8.2%

Eurostat said 16.82 million people were unemployed across the eurozone in July, down 82,000 on the previous month.

Think tank: Youths happy with newfound freedom, but yearn for jobs

Iman Research finds that youths did not take the PH’s pledge to resolve certain issues within 100 days seriously but are hoping that it will fulfil these promises, especially the creation of job opportunities.

Survey: Greater concern over unemployment, crime post-GE14

Ipsos Malaysia says there is high optimism among the people, but that this comes with higher expectations of the new government.

3 signs of an impending property bubble burst

Look out for a sharp and continuous increase in house prices, the number of affordable housing choices, and the number of Non-Performing Loans in the country.

Give us incentives to hire fresh grads, employers group tells govt

The Malaysian Employers Federation says incentives will encourage employers to recruit more young people with no work experience.