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US unemployment rate steady  Washington: The US economy added a further 155,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate held steady at 7.8%, official figures show EU workers in austerity protests
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Spain unemployment hits record high  Spain's unemployment rate soared to a new record of 27.2% of the workforce in the first quarter of 2013, according to official figures Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12%
US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low  Washington: The US unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low in November, adding to expectations that US interest rates will rise later this month Manhunt after New Zealand shooting   Police in New Zealand are hunting for a man who shot two people dead and injured a third at an unemployment office US jobless rate falls to 5-year low  Washington: The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November, according to the US Labor Department US employment rises again in August  Washington: The US added 169,000 new jobs in August, fewer than expected by many analysts. The unemployment rate fell to 7.3% Eurozone unemployment at new record

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  European Union: The seasonally-adjusted rate for April was 12.2%, up from 12.1% the month before. An extra 95,000 people were out of work in the 17 countries
  European Union: The rate of unemployment in the eurozone hit a record high of 12% in February, official figures have shown


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  European Union: Workers across the European Union are staging a series of protests and strikes against rising unemployment and austerity measures
Nov.2 US economy adds 171,000 new jobs  Washington: It was much more than had been expected. The unemployment rate still rose to 7.9%, having fallen to 7.8% in September Oct.31 Eurozone unemployment hits record high  European Union: Unemployment in the eurozone rose in September to a record high of 11.6%, the European Commission's Eurostat statistics agency reported Sep.26     Spain to impose further austerity  Spain is due to enact its austerity budget for 2013 on Thursday, against a backdrop of a deteriorating economy and 25% unemployment rate Jul.6 US unemployment rate unchanged  Washington: US shares have fallen after official unemployment figures showed the rate unchanged at 8.2% in June, with just 80,000 new jobs created Apr.27 Spanish unemployment hits record
   Spain: Spanish unemployment has hit a new record high, 24.4%, official figures have shown
Apr.6 US job growth slows during March   Washington: The US economy added 120,000 jobs during March, lower than estimates suggested, while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8 Mar.9 US job growth beats February forecast. Washington Jan.31 Euro unemployment hits new record. European Union

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Dec.12 Ahmadinejad targeted by shoe thrower
. Iran Dec.2   Unemployment in US falls to 8.6%
  Washington: The unemployment rate dropped sharply to 8.6% in November, its lowest level in 2,5 years, from 9% the month before, official figures show
Nov.4 US unemployment rate drops to 9%  Washington: The unemployment rate, which has remained stubbornly high, dropped to 9% in October from 9.1% the month before May.18 Thousands protest unemployment in Spain. Madrid May.6 US employment jumps 244,000 in April. Washington Mar.4 US unemployment rate falls again. Washington Feb.4 US joblessness falls in January  Washington: US unemployment fell in January to 9% from 9.4% a month earlier, the Department of Labor said Jan.8 Fresh deadly unrest hits Tunisia

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Apr.30   Spain unemployment tops 20 percent
  4.6 million people are out of work, the second-highest unemployment rate in the European Union

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Aug.27 Unemployment hits new high
  Japan: Japan's rate rose to a record 5.7% in July in figures released just days before a general election

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Dec.25 Japan's industrial output plunges
  The output dropped just over 8% in November compared with the previous month, the biggest fall on record; unemployment rose to nearly 4% Nov.25 OECD predicts rise in unemployment
  Global: International economic officials have predicted a sharp rise in unemployment over the next 2 years; 8 million more workers will lose their jobs
Aug.1 US jobless rate at four-year high
  Washington: The unemployment rate climbed to 5.7% in July, its highest in more than four years Jun.9   Danger of US downturn 'has faded'  Washington: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke: The US economy may have avoided a major decline. He is playing down recent unemployment rises Jun.6 US unemployment rate reaches 5.5%  USA: The rate rose at its fastest pace in more than two decades in May, stoking fears of recession in the world's biggest economy Mar.7   Bush insists US not in recession
  Washington: President says that he remains concerned about the economy's performance. The unemployment at its highest for five years

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Sep.12   UNCTAD: Palestinian economy in danger   Switzerland: The Palestinian economy is leading to a worsening this year of already high unemployment and poverty levels

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Feb.5   Unemployment hits new high
   Germany: The number of people out of work rose 62,000 in January to 4.274 million

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May.3   Joblessness hits eight-year high
  USA: Unemployment hit 6% in April, its highest level since 1994. The increase was worse than expected

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Dec.5   Ban tripled Palestinian unemployment
  West Bank: Ban on travel into or out of the West Bank and Gaza has erased the Palestinian economic gains of the 3 years

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1. 2016-12-02 US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low Washington
C. 2014-08-31 Manhunt after New Zealand shooting Ashburton, New Zealand
3. 2013-12-06 US jobless rate falls to 5-year low Washington
4. 2013-09-06 US employment rises again in August Washington
F. 2013-05-31 Eurozone unemployment at new record European Union
6. 2013-04-25 Spain unemployment hits record high Spain
2013-04-02 Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12% European Union
8. 2013-01-04 US unemployment rate steady Washington
J. 2012-11-13 EU workers in austerity protests European Union

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