HONG Kong lost its title as the world's freest economy to Singapore for the first time since 1995 in a global survey, as social unrest and uncertainties rattled its reputation as a global...

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's jobless rate surged to the highest level in almost a decade in February as the full force of disruptions from the novel coronavirus outbreak hit the city's already...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to continued labour market strength, though applications for the prior week were much higher than...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to sustained labour market strength despite a recent slowdown in job growth.

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits jumped to more than a two-year high last week, but that probably does not signal a pickup in layoffs as the...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, suggesting the labour market remains strong even as employers are becoming more...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, which could add to concerns that the labour market was losing steam after job growth...

MUCH has been made lately of the hot economy, a narrative driven largely by a long run of strong jobs numbers. But this enthusiastic story line is ignoring a few disturbing structural problems...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was unchanged at higher levels last week, but the trend remained consistent with tightening labour market...

[WASHINGTON] Filings for US unemployment benefits rose the most since late 2017, while still remaining in the range of what's considered a tight labour market.