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Global unemployment tops 200m 

Global unemployment figures keep creeping up, hitting a new high of 201m last year, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The figure is 30m higher than in 2008, when the financial crisis struck. The contractual nature of work is changing too. Wage and salaried employment accounts for only about half of global employment today. In regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the figure drops to around one fifth. Even those in salaried work are noticing a shift, with more than half on part-time or semi-permanent contracts. Globally, 6.3% of women are unemployed, compared with 5.7% of men. In Africa and the Middle East, the divergence increases to 21.3% against 6.9%.

World Employment and Social Outlook report, ILO

EU’s embedded soya intake

The average EU citizen consumes 61kg of soya every year, a new report from environment group WWF states. The vast majority (93%) of this is embedded as animal feed in animal products. Chicken breast contains the most embedded soya, at 109g of soya per 100g of meat. This is followed by eggs (35g of soya per 55g of egg), salmon steaks (59g per 100g) and pork chops (51g per 100g). According to WWF, the...

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