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|Italian Unemployment Rate Rises for First Time Since 2003
Euro Central bankers think that’s a good thing for their fight against inflation. Unemployment was getting far too low for comfort.
|France’s Woerth Maintains Economic Growth Forecast at 1.7%-2%
More than enough to warrant rate hikes.
|French government wants more work hours
Trying to add supply to labor markets to keep wages ‘well contained.’
|Zapatero Says Spain Suffering an ‘Abrupt Slowdown’
Spain had been growing too fast for comfort for the inflation hawks