it MIGHT have been isolated ( or one of a selected group ) and it MIGHT not be a coincidence , remember some have placed tariffs and other bans on China , China has responses without resorting to naked violenceI had thoughts that some of the demand contraction was actually a temporary inability to supply export product, because they were all locked up going loony, and not at the factories floor's.
Surely the Apple plant incident wasn't isolated, we just got to hear about it due to it being such a big foreign company.
well i was in Hong Kong in 1990/1 ( when still under British Administration ) and the locals politely hinted them had not forgotten the Boxer Rebellion eraIf indeed Tzu is correct, China has been at war for the last 50 years.
"A Microsoft spokesperson told AFP that the company would not comment on what it referred to as "rumor."Microsoft announces 11000 job cuts...
Unemployment held steady at a revised 3.5 per cent in December, after the number of jobs fell by a surprise 14,600 in the month.
The seasonally adjusted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed a fall in the workforce participation rate from 66.8 per cent to 66.6 per cent. That result allowed the key jobless measure to remain unchanged from November despite the fall in employment.
Taking a leaf from the US BLS, the ABS revised last months unemployment up 10 points.Economists had projected an additional 25,000 jobs would be created in December, and for the unemployment rate to remain stable.
The underemployment rate – which measures the proportion of workers who would like more hours but are unable to find them – climbed from 5.8 per cent in November, to 6.1 per cent in the latest data.
Wonder if the December figures will be revised down next month?The ABS revised the November unemployment rate up from 3.4 per cent to 3.5 per cent.
Meanwhile in Australia, unemployement remains steady at 3.5 %, despite a "surprising" loss of 14,600 jobs in December.
But thanks to a fall in the participation rate, and some seasonal massaging by the ABS, the unempplyment rate did not change.
From Evil Murdoch Press
Not surprisingly given past performance, the pundits got it wrong (again).
Taking a leaf from the US BLS, the ABS revised last months unemployment up 10 points.
Wonder if the December figures will be revised down next month?
There are some here who believe anything that comes from the Murdoch press is fake news, or Right Wing Conspiracy theories, or just plain wrong.Why should we read an article from an 'evil' news source? Surely it would be false and misleading, so as to make us fail. Or are you 'woke'