The number of Germans who need a second job to make a living has soared to a new high in recent years. Official data provided by the central labor agency showed millions have pursued more than one job to make ends meet.
Once again the latest monthly business confidence index by Germany's Ifo research institute shows the mood among German executives only keeps getting rosier despite political unease over the next German government.
Labor unions have reacted angrily to layoff plans unveiled by the management of the German conglomerate, which aims to cut costs in its energy business to adjust to the disruption sweeping through the industry.
UK unemployment has sunk to a 42-year low, but rising prices mean lower real incomes. The labor market is good at creating jobs, but not so much at raising pay. And just when you thought Brexit couldn't get any better.
While headway in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry has many worried about potential jobs losses, others see this as a perfect opportunity to nurture an economy that is completely human-based.
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