Continued economic stimulus measures key for job creation – UN report

A premature withdrawal of national economic stimulus packages could delay a jobs recovery boon for years and throw 40 million more people worldwide on to welfare, a new United Nations report warned today.

Real wages under pressure as global economic crisis continues to bite, UN report finds

Real wages appear to be stagnating worldwide for the second consecutive year, underlining the fragility of any potential recovery from the global economic crisis, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) reported today.

Leaders must focus stimulus efforts on job creation – UN labour chief

The head of the United Nations labour agency has urged governments to aim their economic rescue packages at forestalling a “prolonged and severe” jobs crisis that would lead to a massive increase in unemployment.