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Southern European workers lose more than their jobs when they are laid off

Earnings of laid-off workers in southern Europe are 30% lower five years later, while in northern countries the decline is less than 10%. The differences are largely due to the likelihood of finding a new job.
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Is the pandemic over? We asked an economist, an education expert and a public health scholar their views

President Joe Biden’s suggestion that the COVID-19 pandemic is over has led to a backlash among some experts who suggest the comment is premature – and counterproductive.
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Why unemployment is set to stay below 5% for years to come

What’s driving this new ultra-low unemployment? Digging into economic data reveals something we haven’t seen before – which has already changed the lives of almost 100,000 Australians.

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