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 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 ...
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 ...
Unemployment Is High, but France Is Fertile Ground for Start-Ups
New York Times - 6/29/2015 7:01:26 PM
PARIS — Government statistics ... country blocked traffic and burned tires in a violent protest against UberPop, a popular, though illegal, ride-hailing service. It added up to more bad news for France, now limping through its longest recession since ...
Nigeria: Country's Growing Unemployment Rate
AllAfrica - 6/16/2015 5:40:49 AM
Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, disclosed that 504,596 Nigerians joined the labour market in the first quarter of 2015. According to the NBS, Nigeria's unemployment rate increased to 7.5 percent in the first quarter of the year compared ...
Why Obama wanted to be the most powerful man in the world
destinyconnect.com - 6/29/2015 1:10:41 PM
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 ...
Grexit: There's a good reason the world's going nuts over Greece
Firstpost - 6/29/2015 2:22:16 PM
Greece is a very small country which makes up for less than 0.5 percent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP ... has to cope with an unemployment rate of 26% and is owed 76 billion euros in unpaid taxes...An estimated 8,500 small and medium-sized ...
South African joblessness ‘driven by substandard schools’
Financial Times - 6/30/2015 12:33:42 PM
The country’s official jobless rate rose to a 10-year high of 26.4 per cent in ... “In short, it is difficult to blame South Africa’s world-beating unemployment on the influence of its unions, which is middling at best by global standards”, Mr ...
Eurozone inflation slips back down, as unemployment stagnates
dalje.com - 6/30/2015 10:32:01 AM
The highest unemployment rate in the eurozone continues to be recorded in Greece, the country hit hardest by the bloc's debt crisis. Its unemployment rate was 25.6 per cent in March, the most recent month for which figures were available, Eurostat said.
Unemployment rates rose in half of US states last month
Star-Herald - 6/19/2015 3:06:56 AM
Despite the pickup in unemployment rates, employers are hiring at a robust pace, boosting job growth in most parts of the country. Thirty-seven states added jobs last month, while 12 states cut jobs. Hiring in Montana was flat. The state data echoes last ...
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 ...
Brazil's May unemployment rate highest in 5 years
FOX News - 6/25/2015 7:27:39 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 ...
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%.
Puerto Rico Unemployment at 12.6%, Poverty at 41%
24/7 Wall ST - 6/30/2015 6:21:29 AM
At the depth of the recession, unemployment reached 10.1% in the ... Puerto Rico has one of the most competitive economies in the world. It is number 30 among the World Economic Forum’s measure of 148 countries, just below Ireland and China.
World economy may be slipping into 1930s Great Depression problems: RBI's Raghuram Rajan
Economic Times - 6/27/2015 2:14:30 AM
Now the Reserve Bank of India governor is sounding the alarm again — the very efforts of central banks in the developed world to avoid another ... Their zero lower-bound interest rates are distorting markets and countries are turning protectionist ...