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A miner emerges from an illegal coal mine near the Bosnian town of Vitez December 15, 2014. For the past four years, war veteran Ramiz Rizvic with his son and some family members, have been extracting coal from this illegal and unsafe mine using primitive and makeshift tools.

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A miner emerges from an illegal coal mine near the Bosnian town of Vitez yesterday. For the past four years, war veteran Ramiz Rizvic with his son and some family members, have been extracting coal from this illegal and unsafe mine using primitive and makeshift tools. Each of the workers earns the equivalent of $12 for a 12 hour shift at 200 meters (655 ft) deep. They sell each 50 kg (110 lb) sack of their coal for about 4$. High unemployment levels in the former Yugoslavian republic has helped the proliferation of this kind of illegal mining.

Vocational Students Attend Pep Rally Ahead Of Job Hunting...Vocational school students raise their fists during a rally to start off job-hunting in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Japan's jobless rate held at 4 percent in October, and the number of positions on offer for every 100 people seeking work rose to 98, the highest level since 2007 -- a sign of tightening in the job market that could put upward pressure on wages.

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Vocational school students raise their fists during a rally to start off job-hunting in Tokyo. Japan‘s jobless rate held at 4 per cent in October, and the number of positions on offer for every 100 people seeking work rose to 98, the highest level since 2007 – a sign of tightening in the job market that could put upward pressure on wages. 

Job seekers line up at a job fair at Tianjin University. According to local media, more than 6,000 people rushed to the job fair on Friday for openings from 300 companies against the backdrop that a decrease is expected in available positions for fresh graduates in the China job market in 2014.

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Jobseekers line up at a job fair at Tianjin university, China. According to local media, more than 6,000 people rushed to the job fair on Friday for openings from 300 companies, against the backdrop that a decrease is expected in available positions for fresh graduates in the China job market in 2014

Japan's jobless rate rises to 4.1 percent in August...epa03890579 Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan, 01 October 2013. According to data released by the government, Japan's unemployment rate climbed by 0.3 percentage points to 4.1 percent from the previous month for the first increase in six months. The jobless rate for men rose to 4.5 percent from 4.2 percent in July, while that for women climbed to 3.7 percent from 3.3 percent.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan. Government data show unemployment climbed 0.3 percentage points to 4.1% from the previous month, the first increase in 6 months. The jobless rate for men rose to 4.5% from 4.2% in July, while that for women climbed to 3.7% from 3.3%. 

Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on April 30, 2013, on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56 million people among a population of 179 million, according to Pakistan's official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.

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Pakistani labourers work at an iron factory in Karachi on the eve of International Labour Day. Pakistan has a workforce of around 56m people among a population of 179m, according to Pakistan’s official figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.