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Europe - Unemployment falls y-o-y

1 August 2011

The Euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in June 2011, unchanged compared with May 2011. It was 10.2% in June 2010. The entire European Union (EU27) unemployment rate was 9.4% in June 2011, unchanged compared with May 2011. It was 9.7% in June 2010, according to the lat...


UK - Job demand up +20% y-o-y

1 August 2011

New job demand dropped back across a range of job sectors, including accountancy, financial services and customer service, while banking jobs continued their five month decline from February's high point.  Demand for new public sector staff remained flat, close to half its level when the Ind...


Germany - Growth increasingly driven by domestic consumption

1 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by +0.4% during the second quarter of 2011 and is forecast to grow by +0.5% during the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest research by the German Economic Institute (DIW).DIW Economist, Simon Junker, commented "positive signa...


UK - Economy forecast to pick up modestly in 2012

1 August 2011

The UK economy will continue to grow, but at a sluggish rate in 2011 and pick up modestly in 2012, according to the latest Economic Forecast published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).Despite the squeeze on household incomes from higher commodity prices and an erosion of business co...


Netherlands - Manufacturing output down first time in over two year

1 August 2011

The slowdown in the Dutch manufacturing sector continued in July 2011. Fragile demand, particularly from foreign markets, led to a first decrease in output, for over two years. New orders returned to growth but the rate of expansion was fragile as expectations of future market conditions remained...


Sweden - GDP up +5.3% y-o-y

1 August 2011

Sweden's working-day adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +5.3% in the second quarter of 2011 compared with the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest data published by Statistics Sweden (SCB).GDP in actual terms rose by +4.8%. Seasonally adjusted GDP increased by +1.0% com...


Ireland - GDP expected to grow by +0.8% this year

1 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by +0.8% this year although Gross National Product (GNP) may decline slightly by an estimated -0.3%, according to the latest Quarterly Bulletin published by the Central Bank of Ireland. This is forecast to be followed by stronger growth in 2012 whe...


World - Younger workers not very different from older ones

1 August 2011

Kenexa, the global provider of business solutions for human resources, has revealed its findings on the work attitudes of millennials. In a white paper entitled 'Attitude? What Attitude?', Kenexa shares evidence-based determinations regarding the workforce generational differences specifically r...


France - Crit achieves strong growth in H1 2011

29 July 2011

Revenues were up by +16.6% from 331.4 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 386.5 million Euro in Q2 2011 at Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group. All growth was achieved entirely on an organic basis.Interim results for the first six months of 2...


UK - Allied Healthcare reaches agreement on Sue Ryder Homecare

29 July 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK and Ireland, has announced that its UK subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has reached an agreement to assume responsibility for...