from Breakingviews:

Sports Direct scandal debunks UK employment glory

July 22, 2016

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.)

from Breakingviews:

Merger “synergies” can’t just be code for job cuts

June 8, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Tepid UK wage growth may end calls for early BoE hike

February 17, 2016

A herder is seen between a caravan of camels, roped to each other tail-to-mouth, which haul blocks of salt from desert mines up the winding tracks for sale in Ethiopia's Afar highlands, March 7, 2007. The mysterious kidnapping of five Europeans and eight locals has put the international spotlight on a remote, barren and searingly hot corner of Ethiopia left behind by the modern world. The Afar region's 1.4 million inhabitants -- mainly nomads -- occupy one of the earth's harshest terrains. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (ETHIOPIA) - RTR1N70J

Wednesday's British pay data showing wages rose only 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter could well be the straw that broke the camel's back for anyone still expecting the Bank of England to raise interest rates anytime soon.

from Breakingviews:

UK wage puzzle demonstrates breakdown of old laws

November 11, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Job data rarely work as gauge of economy’s health

November 6, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Jobs at risk as Latin America’s downturn deepens

November 5, 2015

Laid-off outsourced worker, who was contracted to work for Petrobras, wears a mask of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during a protest against recent layoffs, in front of the Petrobras headquarter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Millions of Latin Americans risk losing their jobs as a consequence of the region's economic downturn. Job losses are already piling up in Brazil, mired in its worst recession in generations, and look increasingly likely in other countries, according to a research report by UBS.

from The Great Debate:

If jobs are replaced by technology, what replaces jobs?

September 11, 2015

Taxi driver holds a flare in front of a balloon that reads " Out Uber" during a protest against the online car-sharing service Uber in Sao Paulo

A taxi driver holds a flare in front of a balloon that reads " Out Uber" during a protest against the online car service Uber in Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

from MacroScope:

Sept Fed calls kept alive on hopes data disappointment will be revised away

September 7, 2015

U.S. non-farm payroll numbers came in well below forecast on Friday but may not have tolled the death knell on a September date for the first Federal Reserve rate hike in almost a decade.

from The Great Debate:

The coming jobs massacre and a more violent world

May 25, 2015

A humanoid robot named Han developed by Hanson Robotics reacts as the controller commands it via a mobile phone to make a facial expression during the Global Sources spring electronics show in Hong Kong

A humanoid robot named Han developed by Hanson Robotics is shown at the Global Sources spring electronics show in Hong Kong, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

from MacroScope:

High Brazil services inflation is hinting at even higher interest rates

May 11, 2015

Brazil's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy delivers a speech during a meeting with businessmen of the France-Brazil Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo

Brazil's monthly inflation rate eased below 1 percent for the first time this year in April and inflation expectations for 2016 have dropped for the first time in two and a half months.