Posts tagged ‘unemployment’

  • A worker sweeps the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    How can the US create jobs that pay a decent wage?

    Something unusual happened this year. For the first time in almost ten years, a book by an economist made it to… more

  • File photo of trader Mario Picone working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Why the great recession is now a depression

    First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the downturn of… more

  • A boy draped with a Brazilian flag and a girl from Uruguay watch a soccer match between children from Chile and Uruguay during the “Street Soccer World Cup” in Sao Paulo Forum Article

    Four ways to boost Brazil’s growth

    After years of impressive growth, Brazil’s economic prospects appear increasingly dim. Since the World Cup ended in… more

  • AN ITALIAN FLAG WAVES ON THE TOP OF THE MONUMENT TO VICTOR EMMANUELII IN ROME. Forum Article

    What caused Italy’s triple-dip recession?

    Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself. Yes, the economy’s long slide reflects… more

  • A fan holds up the flag of Kazakhstan during their men’s ice hockey game against the US in Turin Global Shapers Article

    How can we redefine what it means to have a good job?

    Young people are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to the job market. They tend to look for work for a… more

  • A staff inputs data into a computer at the warehouse of Konga online shopping company in Ilupeju district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos Global Shapers Article

    How can Nigeria crack unemployment?

    Here are some numbers: according to the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics, young people between the ages of 15 and… more

  • Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station in Rangareddy district Forum Article

    Look to Asia for the rebirth of democracy

    Some of us wake up every morning to find ourselves living in a society where economic opportunity is unfairly… more

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    What causes persistently high unemployment?

    For the five years from December 2008 to November 2013, the US unemployment rate remained above 7%, peaking at 10% in… more

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    Why the US will pay a price for Argentina’s default

    On July 30, Argentina’s creditors did not receive their semiannual payment on the bonds that were restructured after… more

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    Are we doomed to repeat the economic crisis?

    In the movie Groundhog Day, a television weatherman, played by Bill Murray, awakes every morning at 6am to relive the… more

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    Are we getting it wrong on inequality?

    Concern about economic inequality is in the air almost everywhere. The issue is not inequality between countries, which… more

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    How Africa can achieve inclusive growth

    Euphoria abounds in much of Africa nowadays, and rightly so. Seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growing countries are… more

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    Three ways Europe can restore growth

    Many Europeans have come to believe that they have weathered the economic and financial storm. In the past two years… more

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    Video: Is digital the answer to youth unemployment?

    Twenty-five percent of all young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are unemployed, and finding ways to teach them… more

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    What if rich countries shut the door on immigration?

    Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, warns that a backlash against immigration would wreak havoc on… more

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    The unintended consequences of financial reform

    The new reality is a world where business is profoundly global but governing is largely national. Not unexpectedly… more

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    Spain’s economy is off life support. What next?

    After fighting for its life for the last two years, Spain’s economy seems to have moved out of intensive care. The… more

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    Why we need a United Nations for young people

    Although the global financial crisis has taken an upward turn, markets and employment rates are still nowhere near… more