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Unemployment

Unemployment occurs when a person is available and willing to work but currently without work. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is defined as the percentage of those in the labor force who are unemployed. The unemployment rate is also used in economic studies and economic indices such as the United States' Conference Board's Index of Leading Indicators as a measure of the state of macroeconomics. Read More

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Australia's ASX outshines Asian indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/24/14

By Comsec

The buying spree continued on the final day of the shortened trading week, with Australian stocks once again closing at their best levels in almost six years. (1:46 pm)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA

A man monitors stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/24/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, new home sales fell by 14.5% to a 384,000 annual rate in March, an 8-month low and below the market expectation for a result near 450,000. The Markit manufacturing index eased from 55.5 to 55.4 in April, below forecasts for a result near 56. (Apr 24)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, CRUDE OIL, MANUFACTURING

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key speaks at a luncheon in Sydney February 7, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Brendon Thorne/Pool
New Zealand Prime Minister's BMW Thrown Eggs, Ball, Rock Amid Protests in Napier

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's car has been egged when he officially launched a new housing development in an attempt to boost Napier's poorest suburb of Maraenui. (Apr 23)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, SILVER

Pope Good Friday Service Underscores Plight of the Suffering
Pope Good Friday Service Underscores Plight of the Suffering

By Reuters

The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died. (Apr 19)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SILVER

US Housing Starts
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/17/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, housing starts rose by 2.8% to an annual rate of 946,000 in March, below expectations for a result near 973,000. Industrial production rose by 0.7% in March, above expectations for a gain of 0. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER

Youth unemployment UK
Youth Unemployment Rate in Australia Hits 12.5%; Average Time to Get Hired Goes Up to 29 Weeks

By IBTimes AU

While spin doctors of the Abbott government would probably use last week's data from the Australian Bureau Statistics' unemployment rate to boast of the government's economic management style, a look at youth unemployment figures is cause for alarm. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT

‘Mad Men’ Season 7 [Finale Season] Episode 1 ‘Time Zones” Spoilers: Who is Don Draper’s Proxy?

By IBTimes AU

"Time Zones," the premiere episode of "Mad Men," opens with Freddy Rumsen's monologue. He is pitching a brilliant idea in front of Penny for Accutron Time account. It is later revealed that Don Draper is using Freddy as his p... (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

Cool Reception for RBI Chief Urging Global Cooperation
Cool Reception for RBI Chief Urging Global Cooperation

By Reuters

The head of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ran into a wall of resistance on Thursday when he urged some counterparts in developed economies to more formally consider the effects their domestic stimulus has on emerging markets. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, BEN BERNANKE, IMF, JAPAN, ARGENTINA, INDIA

Youth unemployment UK
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/11/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, new claims for unemployment insurance fell from 332,000 to 300,000 in the latest week, well below forecasts centred on a result near 320,000. Import prices rose by 0.6% in March with export prices up 0.8% - both results above expectations. And the Federal Budget was $36. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: NETFLIX, CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE

Unemployment and job insecurity
ASB Surprises Aussies with 5.8% Unemployment Rate, Not 6.1% as Expected; Australian Dollar Reaches 4-Month High

By IBTimes AU

Instead of an 11-year record high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent that economists forecast on Wednesday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics surprised Aussies with a different figure. The number of jobless Aussies actually went down, rather than up, as 18,100 new jobs were created in March. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA