the number of unemployment benefits paid is at its lowest since 1969

The number of jobless claimants in the United States in early May hit its lowest level since December 1969, but jobless claims have been climbing since early April, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. Read alsoCovid-19: the Canadian government wants to suspend unemployment benefits for those who have not been vaccinated From May 1 … Read more

the share of workers born outside the United States has returned to its 2019 level

The share of foreign-born workers in the U.S. workforce in 2021 returned to pre-pandemic 2019 levels as the country faces a significant labor shortage. “In 2021, the foreign-born share of the U.S. civilian workforce returned to pre-pandemic levels of 17.4% in 2019 from 17.0% in 2020”the Department of Labor (BLS) said in a statement on … Read more

growth but not too much to curb inflation, recommends the chairman of the Fed

American growth must remain positive without being too strong to be able to curb inflation, indicated Tuesday May 17 the president of the American central bank (Fed), Jerome Powell. “What we really need is to get growth back down from its very high levels of last year, to slow down while remaining positive.“, so that … Read more

New EU-US trade talks, against a backdrop of war in Europe

American and European trade officials meet Monday in Saclay in the Paris region for a new meeting of the EU / United States Council on Trade and Technology (TTC), in a context marked by the war in Ukraine. Launched to bring the two blocs together after the departure of the Trump administration, against a backdrop … Read more

consumer confidence deteriorates significantly in May (University of Michigan)

American consumer confidence deteriorated sharply in May, in all categories of the population, and the index measuring it fell to its lowest level since August 2011. The index thus lost 9.4% compared to April, and fell to 59.1 points, according to the preliminary estimate of the University of Michigan survey released on Friday. This deterioration … Read more

rate hike could be faster after summer if inflation persists

A U.S. central bank (Fed) official said on Friday she expects rate hikes of more than half a point as early as September if inflation does not ease, warning that necessary measures could push up unemployment and slow the growth. Read alsoAgribusiness: how inflation sustains itself “Unless there are any big surprises, I expect it … Read more

E.Leclerc recalls aperitif cheeses suspected of containing listeria

The recall campaign concerns a 65 gram sachet of the Les Croisés brand, containing a duo of goat cheese balls for an aperitif. E.Leclerc stores launched a national recall campaign on Thursday, May 12, relayed by the government site Rappel Conso, concerning aperitif cheeses suspected of containing listeria, a bacterium responsible for listeriosis. This infectious … Read more

the Senate confirms the reappointment of Jerome Powell as Fed Chairman for a second term

The US Senate confirmed on Thursday May 12 the reappointment as chairman of the central bank (Fed) of Jerome Powell, chosen by Joe Biden for a second term, in the midst of a series of rate hikes in the face of high inflation. Read alsoIn the United States, employees in a position of strength The … Read more

weekly jobless claims are on the rise again

Weekly jobless claims in the United States increased again last week, passing the 200,000 mark, mainly due to seasonal adjustments, say economists who rule out large layoffs for the moment. From May 1 to 7, 203,000 people applied for unemployment benefit, 1,000 more than the previous week, the number of which was also revised upwards, … Read more

“I am outraged by the images I have seen,” says Olivier Véran

Faced with the testimony of a father whose child died after eating a Buitoni pizza, the Minister of Health said he was “devastated”. “Mr. Véran must take a stand with strong actions. Apologies are not enough. We’re asking to make sure these things don’t happen again“, declared, this Thursday on RMC, the father of an … Read more