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IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The International Monetary Fund lowers its outlook for economic growth in the United States where 46 7 million people are living in poverty

epa04263269 A homeless man, who did not want to identified, sits on a sidewalk in New York, New York, USA, 16 June 2014. A report released earlier this year showed that nearly half of of the city's population is living near poverty levels. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Fed Chair Yellen says poor US jobs report 'concerning'

Jun 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM

But Yellen also says the overall labor market situation is quite positive

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 6: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for her speech on economic outlook and monetary policy on June 6, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today is the last time Ms. Yellen will speak publicly before the blackout period preceding the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on June 15, 2016. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Asian stocks mostly down on US rates expectations

Feb 09, 2015 - 8:43 PM

This US jobs report has altered market expectations for rate rises from the Fed with many now expecting raised rates in the early summer analyst says

Asia shares climb after US jobs report

Jul 04, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Investors will now turn their focus on the release next week of key Chinese data including trade and inflation

RALLIED. Asian markets rallied on July 4 after the United States said its economy created more than a quarter of a million jobs in June. File photo from AFP

US stocks score sharp gains ahead of January jobs data

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:41 AM

Investors expect January jobs market report to point to firm economic growth

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On February 7, stocks rise ahead of the release of the January jobs data. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

US economy adds paltry 74,000 jobs in December‎

Jan 10, 2014 - 10:01 PM

The job creation figure is watched more closely as a sign of the health of the economy

US economy adds surprise 204,000 jobs in Oct

Nov 09, 2013 - 2:25 AM

The figure is more than double what was expected and paints a picture of an economy healthier than many believed

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN. The US unemployment rate drops to 7.2% in September. Photo by AFP

Asian shares down after disappointing US job figures

Aug 05, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Investors fail to follow Wall Street which closed last week on record highs despite job figures indicating that growth remains sluggish

POSTPONED. The joint partners Genting of Hong Kong and Andrew Tan-led Alliance Global decide not to push through with IPO amid market volatility. Photo by AFP

US jobless rate falls to 7.4% in July

Aug 02, 2013 - 8:53 PM

But the world s largest economy adds only 162 000 jobs last month well below the 175 000 expected on average by analysts

A view of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Confidence in US economy lifts stocks

Jul 06, 2013 - 11:53 AM

US stocks moved higher for the second straight week as a solid US jobs report spurred confidence in the economic recovery

MORE JOBS. The US economy adds 195,000 jobs in June while unemployment rate remains at 7.6%. Photo by AFP

US adds 195,000 jobs in June, jobless rate steady

Jul 05, 2013 - 8:54 PM

3rd UPDATE The US economy adds 195 000 jobs in June while unemployment rate remains at 7 6

MORE JOBS. The US economy adds 195,000 jobs in June while unemployment rate remains at 7.6%. Photo by AFP

US adds 175,000 jobs in May, stocks rise

Jun 07, 2013 - 10:35 PM

The US economy adds 175 000 new jobs in May pushing the stock market to rise

MORE JOBS. The US economy adds 175,000 new jobs in May. Photo by AFP