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Switzerland: unemployment changed trend in January

Swiss unemployment rose in January to 3.7%, compared with 3.5% in December. This was stated this morning by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), according to which in late January the amount of unemployed people registered at the regional offices of placement was 164'466 , 5'094 more than in the previous month and 822 more than in January 2016 . Among young people (15-24 years) the number of unemployed increased by 566 units (+ 2.9%) to reach a total of 19'782, which still corresponds to 1,398 persons less (-6, 6%) compared to 12 months ago. People who are looking for employment were 226'861, 3'448 more compared with December and 4'110 more with January 2016).

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Basic Income debate to spread over French Presidential Race

Benoit Hamon secured the French Socialist Party's presidential nomination on Sunday, beating rival Manuel Valls. Initial results gave Hamon 58 percent of the vote and Valls only 42. Hamon was the more left-wing choice of the two politicians. He supports a universal basic income and wants to reduce the traditional work week to 35 hours. He has also spoken in support of legalizing cannabis and increased investment in renewable energy. Valls, on the other hand, has called himself a more "Clintonite" leftist with a strong belief in pragmatism and individual responsibility.

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Switzerland: unemployment slightly rose in December

The annual Swiss unemployment rate rose to 3.3% in 2016, a 0.1 point increase on the previous year, according to figures released by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) on Tuesday. This may appear insignificant compared to the average European unemployment rate of 9.8% but it hides the very real problem of those forced to make up for the financial loss faced by their employers due to the strong franc.

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Interview with A.M.Spence: Trump Economics & Global Markets

The point of view of A.M. Spence, Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences, about the new global economic scenario after Trump election

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Eurozone: unemployment rate below 10%, best result since mid-2009

The Eurozone unemployment rate declined to 9.8% for October from a revised 9.9% for September, which was originally reported as 10.0% and was also lower than the consensus forecast of 10.0% for the month and it was the lowest recorded rate since July 2009. Statistics agency Eurostat said Thursday that there were some 15.9 million people without jobs in the euro zone in October, down 190,000 from September and 1.8 million fewer compared with October 2015. However, the youth unemployment that applies to those under 25 years of age held steady at 20.7% in October.

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Can Advanced Nations Return to Rapid Growth and the World Avoid A New Global Financial Crisis? (Prof. D. Salvatore)

After nearly seven years from the end of the deepest global financial crisis of the postwar period, growth continues to be slow in advanced countries and falling in most emerging market economies. There is even the risk that the world may be drifting toward a new global financial crisis and even secular stagnation. These are the issues examined in this paper.

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Unemployment bulletin: dead calm in Switzerland

The unemployed registered at employment offices at the end of October, were 144.531 in Switzerland, or 1.856 units more than the previous month, according to figures released by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). However, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.2%, confirming the trend from May. At the beginning of the year it was 3.6%.

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US jobless claims fall to lowest level since July

Applications for unemployment benefits in the US fell again in the week endend 17 September. The US labor market confirms the solidity, keeping unemployment at the lowest level since 1973. Claims slide by 8.000 units to 252 000 from 260 thousand the previous week's unrevised. Analysts' forecasts were instead for a small increase to 262 thousand units. The streak below 300k estends to 81 consecutive weeks, the longest since 1970.

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US jobless claims rose less than expected

Applications for unemployment benefits in the US in the week ended on September 10 grew slightly. Jobless claims rose by 1,000 to 260,000 from 259,000 the previous week. Analysts' forecasts were instead for an uphill 265,000. Applications have come in below 300,000 for 80 straight weeks, longest streak since 1970.

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UK: no Brexit effect on job market

The unemployment rate remains substantially stable in July in UK, even after Brexit, that has not slowed the pace of creation of jobs, according to the data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In July the number of people who applied for unemployment benefit in Britain rose to 2,400 units, compared to 3,600 the previous month. The figure is worse than expected by analysts which estimated an increase of 1,800 units.

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