Unemployment in the US and Europe

Unemployment is a serious problem on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US it will be a major issue for the Presidential election. The BBC's Jonny Dymond takes a look at the situation in the state of New Jersey.

In France, President Francois Hollande is removing tax breaks for overtime work. Will it encourage more new jobs? Two French businessmen give their views to the BBC's Fahima Khail.

And an economist at the International Institute for Labour Studies in Geneva assesses of how much impact tax and other labour market policies have on unemployment.

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Fri 24 Aug 2012 11:32 GMT

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