Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday ordered his new cabinet members to simplify the country’s regulatory framework within their first month in office, stressing the new administration’s priority is to create jobs in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
The June jobs report marked a turnaround with 224,000 jobs added last month. But even as the numbers point to strength in the labor market, millions of Americans are teetering on the edge of financial ruin.
World leaders have been urged by an influential United Nations agency to sign up to a universal labor guarantee to bolster fundamental workers’ rights, including adequate living wages and collective bargaining through trade unions.
The number of low-paid people hired by South Korea's public and governmental organizations rose at the fastest pace in five years in the first half of this year amid sluggish employment conditions, government data showed on Sunday.