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
Germany: 25 years later and no looking back
CNN - 10/15/2014 11:59:04 PM
Today, Germany is the world's fourth largest economy, and the most important market in the European Union. Its 5.3% unemployment rate is the second lowest in the EU. Germany exports more merchandise than any other country aside from China, and its share of ...
Youth unemployment in rich Middle East a 'liability': WEF
CNBC - 10/15/2014 1:26:09 AM
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) might have abundant wealth as a result of natural resources such as oil and gas but the region has the highest regional youth unemployment rate in the world with ... in the region said. Countries belonging to the ...
Why Bosnia has the world's highest youth unemployment rate
Global Post - 10/9/2014 7:19:51 PM
At 57.5 percent, Bosnia-Herzegovina’s youth unemployment rate is the highest in ... abroad send home remittances that represent 13 percent of the country’s GDP, one of world’s highest rates. Marko, the political science graduate, said he too will ...
Michigan's unemployment rate continues to fall
Win 98.5 - 10/16/2014 4:12:36 PM
LANSING (WKZO) -- Michigan's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since March 2008 at 7.2-percent for September. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget says three-thousand jobs were added last month, and the number of people who were ...
Unemployment in France grows by 0.6 pct in September
China - 10/24/2014 7:45:01 PM
After falling by 0.3 percent in August, unemployment rate in France was up by 0.6 percent in September ... Last month, France registered 19,200 more jobless people, bringing country's total number of jobseekers to more than 3.4 million, the Labour Ministry ...
United Kingdom's unemployment rate drops to lowest since 2008
Economic Times - 10/15/2014 2:55:03 PM
LONDON: Britain's unemployment rate dropped to 6 per cent for the June to August period, down from 6.4 per cent in the three months before and the lowest rate since 2008. The Office of National Statistics said Wednesday there were 1.97 million unemployed ...
Bosnian vote hinges on unemployment and nationalist divisions
FOX News - 10/12/2014 11:31:01 AM
Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnians are voting in general elections that will show whether people are more concerned about the 44 percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. The incumbent leader of the Serb half of the country ...
These 8 maps show the median age of every country on Earth
The Week Magazine - 10/15/2014 11:41:46 AM
Japan and Germany are tied for the world's oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany's declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic ...
Ken Braun: The real unemployment is much higher and most Americans know it
MLive - 10/11/2014 6:53:01 AM
Just one third of Americans know the official unemployment rate is around six percent, according to the latest Pew Research Center News IQ Quiz. A tiny 4 percent cited a lower total, while a whopping 45 percent guessed much higher. Past versions of the Pew ...
Washington unemployment rate 5.7 percent
8 News KULR8 - 10/15/2014 2:47:53 PM
Washington state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7 percent last month. Numbers released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security Department show that the September jobless rate was up from August's 5.6 percent rate. The Bureau of Labor ...
UK UNEMPLOYMENT HITS RECORD LOW
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 10/15/2014 1:33:19 AM
More on that below. The unemployment rate is a little bit lower than expected. Analysts were forecasting 6.1%. The country added 46,000 jobs in the most recent period. Unemployment also dipped below the headline grabbing 2 million mark: "There were 1.97 ...
N.J.'s long-term unemployed rate worse than 48 states
New Jersey Online - 10/15/2014 6:48:17 AM
“We’re in a much deeper pickle than most of the rest of the country,” said Gordon MacInnes ... The brief notes that the long-term unemployment crisis is not talked about as much as the unemployment rate, which stood at 6.6 percent in New Jersey ...
A Look Behind UK’s Impressive Unemployment Figures Shows They’re Not so Dazzling
econintersect.com - 10/18/2014 1:08:17 AM
On the surface of it, recent labour market statistics paint a very rosy picture. Employment is trending up, unemployment is trending down, the recovery that started in London and the South East is finally spreading around the country. This is all certainly ...
Warren tops in job rate
Daily News - 10/24/2014 11:31:06 AM
The region’s overall unemployment rate in September 2013 was 7 percent ... We can’t affect what happens in other communities across the country and across the state, but we can do better ourselves, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
Is Zimbabwe’s Unemployment Rate 4 Percent, 60 Percent or 95 Percent? Why the Data Is Unreliable?
The Zimbawe Mail - 10/2/2014 10:52:46 AM
The secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union, Japhet Moyo, told a newspaper late in 2012 that the unemployment rate was between 80% and 90%. The country’s National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) suggested that ...