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Spain - Unemployment falls by -1.87%

2 June 2011

Unemployment fell by -1.87% or by -79,701 individuals to 4,189,659 in May 2011 when compared with April 2011. This was the second highest improvement in the Spanish labour market in a month of May since 1997 according to the latest data from the Ministry of Employment (MTIN) published today.Year-...


World - Manufacturing sector cools further in May

2 June 2011

The Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), published by research firm Markit on behalf of JPMorgan, fell for the third month running to reach its lowest level since September 2010. At 52.9 in May 2011 the headline index remained above the neutral 50.0 mark for the twenty-third succ...


OECD Countries - GDP growth steady at +0.5%

2 June 2011

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) continued to grow at a rate of +0.5% in the first quarter of 2011 despite a continued contraction in Japan and slower growth in the United States as growth in most major Europ...


World - 73% of senior executives consider new job opportunities but don't expect a promotion

2 June 2011

73% of employed senior executives are actively seeking new job opportunities this year, but the majority expects it to be a lateral move, according to the latest Executive Mobility Report published by online career management service provider BlueSteps (an exclusive service of the Association of...


Europe - EU agreement a boost for smaller staffing agencies

2 June 2011

  The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed news of an agreement by European Union (EU) business ministers to reduce the amount of red tape facing small companies.   Under the proposals, small businesses classed within a new category of 'micro-entities' would be...


Germany - Unemployment falls to 7%

1 June 2011

Unemployment fell by -0.3%age points or by -118,000 individuals to 2.96 million in May 2011 when compared with April 2011. Year-on-year, unemployment fell by -276,000, according to the latest data published by the Federal Labour Agency (BA).This takes the number of unemployed below the psychologi...


France - Unemployment falls slightly to 9.2%

1 June 2011

Unemployment fell by -0.1% from 9.3% in Q4 2010 to 9.2% or 2.6 million individuals in Q1 2011, according to the latest data published today by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee).The unemployment rate in France and the country's overseas dominions reached 9.7% in Q...


Ireland - Arithon acquires tempsheets.com

1 June 2011

Privately-owned recruitment software provider Arithon has acquired online timesheet software company tempsheets.com for an undisclosed sum.Roderick Smyth, CEO of Arithon, commented "after an exhaustive search for a comprehensive online timesheet software system we were excited to find a prod...


Germany - Manufacturing standstill due to Japan crisis avoided

1 June 2011

Despite serious concerns by the government and industry leaders that the German economy would suffer supply shortages of key components due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, companies have hardly been affected. This is the result of new research carried out by the IFO Institute in Munich.Al...


Ireland - Jobs will not reach boom year levels for two decades

1 June 2011

 The latest 'Economic Eye Report' published by professional services firm Ernst & Young has downgraded its economic growth forecast for the Republic of Ireland (ROI), predicting an economic contraction in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of -2.3% this year for the country, resulting in the...