Employment figures

In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, two Iranian women make their way in a square while one of them wears the chador in downtown Tehran, Iran. Anger and frustration over the economy has been the main fuel for the surprise eruption of protests that began on Dec. 28, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, had promised that the lifting of most international sanctions under Iran’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with the West would revive the long-suffering economy. The end of sanctions did open up a new influx of cash from increased oil exports, but little of that has trickled down to the wider population. At the same time, Rouhani has enforced austerity policies that hit households hard.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
January 06, 2018 - 6:06 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian town of Doroud should be a prosperous place — nestled in a valley at the junction of two rivers in the Zagros Mountains, it's in an area rich in metals to be mined and stone to be quarried. Last year, a military factory on the outskirts of town unveiled production of an...
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January 05, 2018 - 6:00 pm
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A person salts the front porch of a home adjacent to an early morning fire, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newark, N.J. The fire broke out in a vacant structure in Newark early Friday morning in the area of 9th Avenue and South 14th Street and spread to two adjacent structures. Gusty winds carried the flames to two buildings across the street. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 05, 2018 - 2:02 pm
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January 05, 2018 - 10:10 am
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December 09, 2017 - 12:01 am
CLAREMONT, N.C. (AP) — Bunker Hill High students recently got hands-on with their education and an up-close look at some practical STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) related skills. Science teacher Tricia Rushing invited Summer Cortinas, a scientist from BioNetwork, to visit her...
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December 07, 2017 - 1:04 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks gain NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in midday trading on Wall Street, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track for its first gain in five days. Technology, industrial stocks and banks are up more than the rest of the market. Facebook, Boeing and Wells Fargo...
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Nicole Dickey, 39, an adult learner at Community College Preparatory Academy in southeast Washington, poses for a picture in the computer laboratory Oct. 24, 2017. Faced with high illiteracy rates among city residents yet an extremely competitive job market, Washington is experimenting with adult education. The district has opened more than a dozen adult schools, both charter and traditional public ones that serve around 5,100 students. “My life has changed, I am here to make it better,” said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she became pregnant and spent the next two decades working low-paying jobs, raising five children, living on government assistance and struggling with alcoholism. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 24, 2017 - 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. "My life has changed, I am here to make it better," said Dickey, 39, who left high school after she...
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