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Germany — Year-on-year unemployment rises by only 0.4%

5 January 2010

The government's labour agency BA today announces the latest labour market developments for December 2009 and the year 2009. Month-on-month unemployment was up by 60,000 to 3,276,000. In the Western Federal States unemployment was up by 33,000 to 2,248,000 whilst unemployment in the Eastern Fede...


UK — Trading update sends Staffline shares up by 4.5 Pence

5 January 2010

  Yesterday's trading update by Staffline (STAF:LSE), the niche provider of recruitment and outsourced HR services to the food industry, has sent shares up by 4.5 Pence to 82 Pence. The trading update was for the financial year ended 31 December 2009, ahead of Staffline's preliminary results fo...


Austria — Unemployment up but still one of the lowest in Europe

4 January 2010

According to official figures released by the Austrian government unemployment in December 2009 was up by 14.6% compared to December 2008. 313,000 people were registered as unemployed in December 2009 and a further 69,000 were registered as 'in training'. This takes the official unemployment rat...


Spain — Highly sensitive labour market due to strong reliance on temporary employment

4 January 2010

  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have respectively predicted that unemployment in Spain will reach 19% and 20% in 2010. However, Valeriano Gomez, Economist and ex-Secretary General for Employment, told El Pais "I don't...


UK — Public sector pay outstrips private sector

4 January 2010

Civil servants, National Health Service staff, council officials and other public sector workers have enjoyed a 'golden age' under the Labour government, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that average annual earnings of...


UK — Public sector pay outstrips private sector

4 January 2010

  Civil servants, National Health Service staff, council officials and other public sector workers have enjoyed a 'golden age' under the Labour government, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that average annual earnings...


UK — Ethnic minority taskforce to report on discrimination in employment

4 January 2010

Research commissioned by the department for Working and Pensions reveals that people who apply for vacancies with foreign sounding names have to send almost twice as many job applications as people with British sounding names in order to receive an invitation for interview, The Guardian reports....


UK — Ethnic minority taskforce to report on discrimination in employment

4 January 2010

  Research commissioned by the department for Working and Pensions reveals that people who apply for vacancies with foreign sounding names have to send almost twice as many job applications as people with British sounding names in order to receive an invitation for interview, The Guardian report...


Austria — Unemployment up but still one of the lowest in Europe

4 January 2010

  According to official figures released by the Austrian government unemployment in December 2009 was up by 14.6% compared to December 2008. 313,000 people were registered as unemployed in December 2009 and a further 69,000 were registered as 'in training'. This takes the official unemployment...


Spain — Highly sensitive labour market due to strong reliance on temporary employment

4 January 2010

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have respectively predicted that unemployment in Spain will reach 19% and 20% in 2010. However, Valeriano Gomez, Economist and ex-Secretary General for Employment, told El Pais "I don't be...