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
New approaches to measuring unemployment rate
The Guardian - Nigeria - 7/7/2015 8:29:11 AM
Equally involved are development partners like the International Labour Organization, World Bank ... “Nigeria’s unemployment rate then, when compared to other countries remained very low as it is very rare to find a Nigerian who doesn’t work for ...
Why UAE, Qatar have world's highest jobs-to-population rate
Emirates247 - 7/7/2015 4:32:57 AM
Only 1.3 billion actually have a good job, which means that the real unemployment rate in the world is more than 50 per cent. Gallup uses a Payroll to Population (P2P) metric that provides important information about the health of a country’s economy and ...
Unemployment Rates by Country
Investopedia - 6/23/2015 2:29:23 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 ...
The D.C.-area unemployment rate at 4.7 percent
Washington Post - 7/1/2015 8:39:17 PM
The Washington-area unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in May ... as college students across the country leave their campuses and take their first steps into the working world. “Getting more people into the workforce is a good thing.
The Latest: Greek unemployment rate remains above 25 percent
Newsbug Information - 6/30/2015 5:17:03 AM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country ... unemployment in the country stood at 25.6 percent in March. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics ...
Unemployment in Bulgaria dropped to 9.7% in May 2015, EU at 9.6%
The Sofia Globe - 6/30/2015 10:03:23 AM
Among EU countries, unemployment in May 2015 was lowest in Germany (4.7 per cent), and the highest in Greece (25.6 per cent in March 2015) and Spain (22.5 per cent). Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate in May 2015 fell in 22 EU countries ...
Greek exit would raise possibility of other countries in same situation
The Montana Standard - 7/6/2015 6:43:00 AM
Whatever happens to Greece, the fallout for the rest of Europe and the world ... interest rates. Still, most of the pain will be felt by the 11 million Greeks. From its peak, Greece's GDP has already dropped more than 25 percent. Unemployment is hovering ...
Brazil's Unemployment Rates Rises
New York Times - 6/25/2015 1:22:35 PM
SAO PAULO — Brazil's government says unemployment continues rising in Latin America's largest country. The country's IBGE statistics bureau said Thursday that the jobless rate in May was 6.7 percent, against 6.4 percent in April and 4.9 percent in May of ...
India among countries with highest unemployment rate
Rediff India Abroad - 9/17/2013 9:48:02 AM
The Eurozone crisis changed the economic landscape of the world. Many countries in the Eurozone ... China and South Africa), India has the second highest unemployment rate after South Africa. Countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Sri ...
Amid their country’s financial crisis, Greek Jews struggle and brace for more turmoil
Jewish Journal - 7/6/2015 10:56:31 PM
A harsh austerity plan imposed by creditors has seen the country’s economy shrink by 25 percent and its unemployment rates rise sharply ... Greece’s Jewish community numbered 78,000 on the eve of World War II — most lived in the port city of ...
Some Puerto Ricans, discouraged by financial crisis, plan to move off island
Los Angeles Times - 7/6/2015 6:17:21 PM
is a former World Bank chief economist, recommended a variety of fixes, including reducing the dependence on imported oil; cutting wages to reduce labor costs; and revamping labor laws to encourage hiring, thereby reducing the 12.2% unemployment rate and ...
Inequality in Australia rising at one of world’s fastest rates
World Socialist Web Site - 7/3/2015 5:56:27 AM
An Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) report has revealed that income inequality in Australia is higher than the average in the 34 OECD industrialised countries ... Since 2012, unemployment levels have risen, wage rates have stagnated and ...
Why Obama wanted to be the most powerful man in the world
destinyconnect.com - 6/30/2015 7:33:03 AM
Despite these hopes, poverty and the high unemployment rate amongst the black population remain key issues the Obama administration has done little to address. They are two of the biggest problems facing the country. Not only has the Obama administration ...
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%.
De-industrialisation: Unemployment and vendors’ crisis demystified
nehandaradio.com - 7/1/2015 11:59:43 PM
The growing disturbing scenes of street vendors in urban centres across the country, where millions of unemployed ... The UN Development Programme estimates that the unemployment rate is 90%. Figures from the Retrenchment Board, a government agency ...