Definition: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Unemployment rate map
Unemployment rate rises in eurozone, eases in US: OECD
GlobalPost - 6/11/2013 5:27:51 PM
As the world waits for convincing signs of strong economic ... the OECD said. "Trends in unemployment rate across OECD countries have diverged significantly since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis," the OECD said. "In May 2013 ...
Youth unemployment in Africa: a ticking time bomb or an opportunity?
Sierra Express Media - 6/18/2013 4:40:46 AM
In February 2013, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan stated on his Facebook page that the country was already diversifying its economy. He was trumpeting the decision by General Electric to invest $1 billion in power generation and oil production in the ...
Youth Unemployment In Africa:A Ticking Time Bomb Or An Opportunity? Leaders Awakening To The Need For Job-Creation Programmes
ModernGhana - 6/17/2013 4:16:19 PM
Senegalese opposition politicians denounced the country's high unemployment rate to mobilize youth against former President Abdoulaye Wade in the country's 2012 presidential election. Joblessness was one of the main issues that drove the country ...
MENA Youth Unemployment Rate Highest Worldwide
dubaichronicle.com - 6/12/2013 9:19:54 AM
The World Bank has estimated that around 85 million jobs are required to reverse that trend. However, even if that many positions are added over a period of 10 years, the country will only reach the average rate for unemployment in the world. In addition ...
Global Unemployment Rate To Hit 208M Come 2015– ILO
channelstv.com - 6/9/2013 5:23:04 PM
According to the world of work report, the ILO discloses that high levels of labour market imbalances in developing countries and long-term unemployment ... social protection and minimum wages. Unemployment rate measures the number of people actively ...
World Bank indicts Jonathan’s government, says massive poverty, unemployment killing Nigerians
premiumtimesng.com - 6/12/2013 5:52:19 AM
“While the officially reported growth rates of GDP well exceed population growth in the country ... the number of poor Nigerians living below the poverty line has grown measurably,” the report stated. The World Bank said the first Nigeria Economic ...
OECD unemployment rate remains at 8 pct in April
Xinhua News Agency - 6/11/2013 10:14:11 PM
"Trends in unemployment rates across OECD countries have diverged significantly since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis," the OECD analyzed in its monthly report. It noted that in May 2013, unemployment rates were significantly ...
World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans
Yahoo! News - 6/17/2013 8:05:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? When he takes questions this week after a Federal Reserve meeting, Chairman Ben Bernanke will confront investors' fear that rates are headed higher. Financial markets have been ...
World Bank: MENA needs 85 mln more jobs by 2023
arabiangazette.com - 6/10/2013 8:35:09 PM
The youth unemployment rate already exceeds 50 percent in some MENA countries. The World Bank further states that in the attempt to reach the global average unemployment and participation rates, 85 million additional jobs will be required in the region ...
European Union Has Gloomy Employment Figures, Middling Inflation Rate
International Business Times - 6/14/2013 1:42:23 PM
The euro zone currency bloc is faring worse than its broader European Union counterpart in terms of unemployment ... statistics from Eurostat show. Employment in the first three months of 2013 fell 1 percent from the same period last year for the 17 ...
Experts lament ILO’s projected 208m unemployment rate
The Nation Newspaper - 6/8/2013 10:46:22 PM
a rise from the current 200 million unemployed people across the world. The report also added that “long-standing labour market imbalances, such as high levels of labour market informality in developing countries and long-term unemployment in advanced ...
How US unemployment rate compares to other nations
Businessweek - 6/8/2013 7:01:29 AM
The U.S. unemployment rate is still high, at 7.6 percent. But by international standards, it's not so bad. Troubled European countries are saddled with much worse rates. Italy and France have double-digit unemployment, while Spain has an ...
Budgetary proposals for next fiscal year will increase inflation and unemployment in country: Rabbani
sananews.net - 6/18/2013 4:40:46 AM
He said Federal Excise duties levied on services should be withdrawn. He proposed that minimum wage should be twelve thousand rupees. He said increase in the standard rate of sales tax from sixteen to seventeen percent be withdrawn. Raza Rabbani said that ...
Iceland's Unemployment Rate Drops For Third Month
RTT News - 6/14/2013 8:48:54 AM
The average unemployment rate during the five months ended May 2013 was 5.1 percent, the agency said. The number of unemployed persons in the country decreased to 7,837 at the end of May from 8,343 in April.
Group of 8 countries to talk trade, taxes, but underlying worry is: Will recovery last
Record - 6/14/2013 11:58:00 PM
While its peace process has been hailed worldwide as a success story ... That has encouraged builders to start work on more homes. The unemployment rate has fallen to 7.6 per cent from 8.2 per cent a year earlier. For all the G-8 participants, the most ...