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 in rich countries edges down: OECD
Channel NewsAsia - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
PARIS: The unemployment rate across rich countries eased slightly to 8.0 percent in March, the OECD said on Wednesday, but this meant that 48.3 million people were officially without work in the downdraught of the financial and eurozone debt crises.
Unemployment rate in rich Europe countries edges down: OECD
Gulf News - 5/15/2013 1:20:42 PM
Paris: The unemployment rate across rich countries eased slightly to 8 per cent in March, the OECD said on Wednesday but this meant that 48.3 million people were officially without work in the downdraught of the financial and Eurozone debt crises.
Unemployment rates drop in most states, Illinois climbs
Reuters - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year. Illinois' rate fell in April to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent in March but rose from 8.8 percent a ...
'Unemployment rate in rich countries edges down'
Economic Times - 5/15/2013 12:16:16 PM
Thakur, former director of research has claimed in US courts that senior execs ordered destruction of evidence when they were alerted to data fudging & adulteration. About one-tenth of Flipkart's workforce, are being shown the door, according to ...
Hawaii unemployment drops to 4.9 percent in April
Businessweek - 5/16/2013 9:47:45 PM
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in April, the state's lowest rate since October 2008, officials said Thursday. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said the seasonally adjusted unemployment ...
Spain's Farmers Take Up Patrols To Prevent Theft; Blame Unemployment Woes
FOX News - 5/15/2013 9:34:37 PM
Common in many cities and countries that face economic turmoil ... out of a job more than a year — increased to 3.5 million while the unemployment rate for those under 25 years old was a staggering 57 percent. The government also said its ...
Nev. jobless rate down to 9.6 percent in April
Yahoo! News - 5/16/2013 5:15:44 PM
(AP) -- Nevada's unemployment rate ticked down a notch in April to ... Nevada long held the distinction of having the highest jobless rate in the country and recently has teetered at or near being the worst in the nation. Nevada's April ranking won't ...
California jobless rate falls to 9%
Los Angeles Times - 5/18/2013 12:45:31 AM
No one ever said the economic recovery would be pretty. California eked out more growth in April as employers added 10,400 jobs, bringing the net total added over the year to 273,000. The state's unemployment rate dropped to 9% from 9.4% the ...
European Commission predicts Greek recession to end in 2014 but unemployment to stay high
Yahoo! - 5/17/2013 8:42:08 PM
"A failure to implement these reforms in time would thus amplify the social distress coming from very high unemployment and from the pressure exerted on the population by the prolonged recession and the wide-ranging economic and social adjustment."
Behind N.J.'s jobless rate: A Q&A with Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog) - 5/15/2013 3:08:04 PM
These are harsh job losses; no region across the country was immune. In the recovery ... but we’re doing it with many fewer people employed. Q. New Jersey’s unemployment rate is stuck around 9 percent, much higher than its neighbors and the national ...
Utah unemployment rate down slightly in April
Spectrum - 5/17/2013 7:01:55 PM
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's unemployment rate improved slightly last month by falling two ... the recession" and is a model of economic recovery to the rest of the country.
Swedish Unemployment Rate Stable In April
RTT News - 5/15/2013 6:11:12 AM
The unemployment rate came in at 4.3 percent in April, unchanged from the figure recorded a year earlier, Employment Services said. Economists were looking for a jobless rate of 4.4 percent. There were 201,232 unemployed persons in the country at the end ...
State, local unemployment numbers show positive trend
St. Augustine Record - 5/18/2013 3:23:00 AM
Sometimes unemployment rates drop only because the workforce is shrinking. “The evidence at least in this part of the state is positive,” Mason said. St. Johns County ranks among those with the lowest unemployment rates in the state.
Namibia: Unemployment Crisis Could Be Felt for Decades
AllAfrica - 5/14/2013 10:01:27 AM
Skills mismatch was also identified as an issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. “As in many countries, unemployment rates for the better educated people are low in comparison with the unemployment rates for low-skilled people,” according to the report.
Maine jobless rate reaches four-year low
Bangor Daily News - 5/17/2013 8:42:08 PM
according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preliminary unemployment rate estimates are notably volatile month to month, however, so the Labor Department usually issues a disclaimer that the rate will likely be modified in the future.