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How Gender Norms and Job Loss Affect Relationship Status

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The FINANCIAL -- In cultures that place a high value on conventional gender norms, particularly those that prize men as the breadwinners in a family, their unemployment plays an outsized role in whether a romantic relationship ultimately succeeds or fails.…

In Q3 of 2020 unemployment rate in Georgia increased by 0.7%

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The FINANCIAL — National Statistics Office of Georgia published Q3 data on indicators of the economic activity of the population. In the III quarter of 2020 the unemployment rate in Georgia increased by 0.7 percentage point compared to the corresponding period of the previous year and equaled 11.9 percent. The chart below presents the unemployment…

What Worries the World in October 2020?

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The FINANCIAL — Ipsos’ What Worries the World survey tracks public opinion on the most important social and political issues across 27 countries today, drawing on 10 years of data to place the latest scores in context. October’s results show that people worldwide continue to say Coronavirus is one of the main problems facing their…

Fifteen states reported a decrease in new jobless claims for the week ending October 10

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The FINANCIAL — More people filing for regular and longer-term jobless aid, however many people coming off of unemployment. New claims have hovered near 800,000 in the last 5 consecutive weeks. However, the number of people filing for unemployment benefits rose significantly last week. Specifically, the unadjusted new jobless claims totaled 885,885 in the week…

Majority of the workers from 27 countries are worried about losing their job

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The FINANCIAL — A new Ipsos survey of more than 12,000 working adults from 27 countries for the World Economic Forum finds 54% of them expressing concern about losing their job in the next 12 months. Perceived job insecurity varies widely across countries: it is stated by three in four workers in Russia, compared to just one…

OECD unemployment rate down to 7.4% in August 2020

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The FINANCIAL — The OECD unemployment rate fell by 0.6 percentage point in August, to 7.4%, but remained 2.2 percentage points above the level observed in February, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the labour market. 48.4 million persons were unemployed in the OECD area, 13.5 million more than in February. Some care is needed in interpreting recent falls…

Post COVID-19 recession may cause more housing problems for women

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The FINANCIAL — The pandemic-led recession is disproportionately hurting women in the workforce and is more likely to threaten their housing security. A new Zillow analysis finds women are more likely than men to be unemployed, renters and caregivers during the coronavirus pandemic, thereby increasing their risk of becoming severely cost-burdened by housing.  The pandemic has been…

5 Applications To Support Your Career Development Journey

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Building a career that you can be proud of isn’t an easy ride. No matter how much talent you’ve got, there’s always competition, not to mention the impact of the economy on the jobs market. Unemployment is set to rise, and so many are left feeling skeptical about their careers. The good news is technology…

US GDP plunged nearly 35% as over 50 M Americans filed unemployment

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The FINANCIAL — Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 5.0 percent. Department of Labor released the data which shows that another 1.4M Americans filed unemployment…