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

The booster dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine authorized for 5-11 year olds in the United States

Children aged 5 to 11 will in turn be able to receive a booster dose of Pfizer’s anti-Covid vaccine, US health authorities announced on Tuesday May 17. Read alsoCovid-19: vaccinating the most vulnerable, the lessons of a crisis The United States Medicines Agency (FDA) has authorized the booster dose for this age group “to provide … Read more

US-sanctioned attorney general reappointed

Guatemala’s Attorney General Consuelo Porras was reappointed on Monday (May 16) by President Alejandro Giammattei for a new four-year term after the United States put her on a list of personalities “corrupt”. Read alsoMario Vargas Llosa: “Guatemala was the playground of the Americans” “I have taken the decision to appoint the current Attorney General, María … Read more

Franco-Venezuelan doctor charged in the United States for selling ransomware

A Franco-Venezuelan doctor has been charged in the United States for the sale of ransomware used in computer attacks, the United States Department of Justice announced on Monday May 16. Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, a 55-year-old cardiologist residing in Venezuela, is accused by the American courts of “computer intrusion attempts” and to have “conspired to … Read more

Iran awaits US response to discussed ‘solutions’

Tehran awaits the response of the United States to the “solutionsdiscussed with the European Union negotiator in charge of coordinating the Iranian nuclear talks, in order to break the impasse by restoring the 2015 agreement, the spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday (May 16th). . Read alsoIranian nuclear: Washington judges … 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

“Women are going to die”, alarms The Lancet

“Women will die“if the Supreme Court of the United States puts an end to the right to abortion, alarmed the prestigious medical journal The Lancet Friday, May 13 in an editorial, estimating that the judges will then have “blood on the hands“. Read alsoUnited States: Can the Supreme Court suspend the right to abortion? SEE … 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