[SEOUL] South Korea's unemployment rate was unchanged in April but the number of employed fell at the fastest pace in more than two decades, data showed on Wednesday, as measures to contain the...

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks gained in opening trading Friday, shrugging off April employment figures that showed an unprecedented spike in job losses and unemployment.

[WASHINGTON] The coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States harder than any other country, sending unemployment skyrocketing and undoing the lives of countless Americans. Meet three of them....

[WASHINGTON] Unemployed US workers filed 3.2 million new claims for jobless benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to ravage the world's largest economy, but there is evidence...

[WASHINGTON] Like a global tsunami, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a huge loss of life and taken a massive economic toll.

[WASHINGTON] US personal spending plummeted in March by the most on record as widespread shutdowns and job losses from the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the economy's main engine - consumers...

LAYOFFS and unemployment are expected to rise in Singapore this year, in spite of a massive fiscal shot in the arm, the central bank said in a report on Tuesday, as it gauged the fallout from the...

[TOKYO] Japan's March jobless rate rose to its highest in a year, while job availability slipped to a more than three-year low, official data showed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus outbreak and...

[DOHA] Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries lock down, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures lead to...

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump downplayed warnings that the US unemployment rate could spike to 20 per cent due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying on Tuesday the economy is "nowhere near...