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Labour survey lessons

EDITORIAL: The Labour Force Survey (LFS) published by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) carries data till...
Published 26 Sep, 2021 03:23am
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Gold gains in NY

NEW YORK: Gold rose in early New York trade on Friday, climbing further up from a two-month trough hit during the...
Published 03 Jul, 2021 03:19am
US job growth picks up in May; unemployment rate falls to 5.8pc
World

US job growth picks up in May; unemployment rate falls to 5.8pc

  • Nonfarm payrolls increased by 559,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said in its closely watched employment report on Friday.
  • A worker shortage blamed on childcare complications, generous unemployment checks and lingering fears over COVID-19 sharply restrained hiring. There are a record 8.1 million job openings.
Published 04 Jun, 2021 07:40pm
COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020
World

COVID crisis pushed 75 million Indians into poverty in 2020

  • The number of Indians living below the poverty line is expected to reach 134 million, which is more than double the 59 million projected prior to the recession
  • The poverty rate in India rose to 9.7 percent in 2020, a sharp increase from the January 2020 forecast of 4.3 percent
Updated 05 May, 2021 11:01am
US job growth accelerates in March; unemployment rate falls to 6.0pc
World

US job growth accelerates in March; unemployment rate falls to 6.0pc

  • Nonfarm payrolls surged by 916,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was be the biggest gain since last August. Data for February was revised higher to show 468,000 jobs created instead of the previously reported 379,000.
  • Nearly 1.7 million jobs were lost that month, and another 20.7 million would vanish in April.
Published 02 Apr, 2021 06:03pm