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, 2014See also: Unemployment rate map
Euro zone unemployment falls to three-year low
Globe and Mail - 9/2/2015 11:39:17 AM
The markets may be taking a beating, there is still talk of Grexit and inflation remains too low for comfort, but Europe finally has some good news to share with the world: Unemployment ... the jobless rate in the 19-country euro zone dropped to 10.9 ...
Canada Illustrates Plight of Rich but Resource-Dependent Countries
Wall Street Journal - 9/2/2015 3:03:53 AM
For a small group of the world ... statistics to improve during the second half of 2015. But it has already lowered its growth forecast for the year to 1.1%, down from a previous forecast of 1.9%. As the economies of the U.S. and many other wealthy ...
Eurozone unemployment drops to 10.9 pct
Newsbug Information - 9/1/2015 5:06:46 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment in the 19-country eurozone fell to 10.9 percent in July from 11.1 percent in June. The European Union's statistics agency, Eurostat, says Tuesday that the figure is the lowest since February 2012. The rate, however ...
India among countries with highest unemployment rate
Rediff India Abroad - 9/17/2013 9:48:02 AM
This crisis had a ripple effect on the economy and the unemployment rates started climbing. Though World Bank describes South Africa as an upper-middle income economy, poverty in the country has always been a major problem. And though the official ...
What is the real unemployment rate in China?
FORTUNE - 8/20/2015 6:54:03 AM
these economists argue that the unemployment rate in China has long been higher than in most high-income countries, like the United States: Some commentators have used this study to hint that not all is well in the world’s second largest economy.
Eurozone unemployment lowest for three years
Business Recorder - 9/1/2015 2:46:35 PM
The highest rate was in debt-stricken Greece, at 25 percent in May, the latest data available, but down from 25.6 percent a month earlier. Youth unemployment in Greece stood at 51.8 percent and at a still huge 48.6 percent in Spain, another country ...
World prepared for US rate hike
Dawn - 9/1/2015 1:46:20 AM
JACKSON HOLE: Central bankers from around the world are ... to also raise rates within days. “If the Fed tightens, it will be due to the fact that they have a perception that inflation is drifting up, but more important that unemployment is falling ...
Unemployment in Arab Countries highest in the world
moroccoworldnews.com - 8/17/2015 11:58:15 AM
According to the report, which collected figures from the International Labor Organization (ILOT), the rate of unemployment in young people in the Arab countries is the highest in the world, representing more than double the global rate of unemployment ...
The Countries with the Highest Unemployment
Fox Business - 4/18/2013 7:43:28 PM
The country’s debt is among the lowest in the world, at just 18.5% of GDP in 2012, compared to the United States’ 106.5% of GDP. In 2009, the eastern European nation had the 10th-lowest unemployment rate of the countries measured at just 6.8%.
15 Countries That Have MUCH Higher Unemployment Rates Than The US
The Business Insider - 9/3/2010 11:41:51 AM
The effect is multiplied when it compared with the jobless rates of other nations because there is no single standard for measuring unemployment around the world. Countries cite rates in markedly different ways. Some consider applicable job age to be ...
The countries with the highest unemployment
Market Watch - 7/3/2013 5:56:02 AM
Bulgaria is an exception. The country’s debt is among the lowest in the world, at just 18.5% of GDP in 2012, compared with the U.S.’ 106.5% of GDP. In 2009, the Eastern European nation had the 10th-lowest unemployment rate of the countries measured at ...
Unemployment Rates by Country
Investopedia - 6/23/2015 2:07:54 PM
According to the World Bank, GDP per capita in Qatar was $93,700 in 2013, while in Macau it was $91,400. That wealth helps their standing in the chart, as a country's unemployment rate only factors in those actively looking for work. If you're the 23-year ...
Methodist Bishop laments youth unemployment
Ghana Web - 9/1/2015 7:18:36 PM
The Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, Prof Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, has expressed grave concern over the upsurge in unemployment rate among the youth in the country. He said what ... He said parents and guardians all over the world expend huge sums of money on ...
Global unemployment forecast to hit 212m – country by country breakdown
The Guardian - 1/20/2015 10:51:09 AM
The ILO also warn of “no relief” among countries in the Middle East and North Africa, which have some of the highest unemployment rates in the world. An increase of about 5 percentage points in East Asia’s unemployment rate is expected. Although Sub ...
World economy heading for the perfect storm?
MercoPress - 9/2/2015 7:50:13 AM
The problems that caused the crash of 2007-08 have not really been addressed, just papered over, with absurdly low interest rates and “quantitative ... China escaped the low growth and high unemployment that hurt Western countries by flooding its economy ...