Jobs provide most people with their main source of income, should they not be in a lucky position to earn more in terms of capital revenues. But being employed is also about social inclusion.
Germany has been quite successful in riding out the eurozone's economic weakness after the global financial crisis. It boasts a very robust labor market, with unemployment at record-low levels. Others have had to struggle more. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
Companies in South Korea are increasingly using artificial intelligence in their recruitment processes. Often a candidate will be interviewed by a computer, rather than a real person. As a result, many jobseekers are taking classes to learn how to defeat the AI algorithms.
A young Ugandan entrepreneur is making biodegradable power extension plugs that he believes can be an alternative to plastics. An idea conceived out of frustrations from using substandard imported products is already showing good prospects both for business and for the environment.
Zimbabweans who had hoped for change after President Robert Mugabe was deposed in 2017 say they are economically worse off. At the time of the former president's death, unemployment is above 80% and electricity, water and fuel are all in short supply.