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 1:20:42 PM
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said that the total number of people ... European Union, the unemployment rate was flat at 10.9 percent from February to March. However, regarding the trend in the United States, the OECD said ...
Illinois Unemployment Rate Climbs In April While Jobless Rate Drop In Most Other U.S. States
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2013 4:59:03 PM
Job seekers wait in line at Kennedy-King College to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago on November 9, 2012 in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 ...
'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 ...
Soaring youth unemployment
DAWN Group - 5/20/2013 3:13:28 AM
PERHAPS more than any other section of society, young people around the world have been made to bear the brunt of the current economic crisis. In the five years since the 2008 crash, youth unemployment has reached Depression-era levels, young ...
Ohio unemployment rate dips slightly, but state lags country for job growth
Akron Beacon Journal - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Ohio gained 7,600 jobs in April, but lost 21,700 jobs in March — an even larger number than was initially reported. The state lost 1,300 more jobs in March than initially estimated, according to state jobs data released Friday. The new March employment ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
"The planned cuts in child allowance will increase the number of families living below the poverty line. An additional 30,000-40,000 children will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple ...
Hawaii unemployment drops to 4.9 percent in April
Yahoo! News - 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 rate dropped ...
Virginia’s jobless rate falls to 5.2 percent in April; still below national average
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 3:41:29 PM
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia officials say ... from December 2009 until March 2010. The agency says that after falling in February and March, the labor force expanded slightly in April as household employment continued to increase and the number of ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
Investors beware: These lagging leaders may not be the countries you expected. No. 5: Ireland, 122% Debt/GDP Kicking things off in fifth place is Ireland, one of the hardest-hit nations in the recession. The crisis slammed the country's GDP and ...
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 ...
California jobless rate falls to 9%
Los Angeles Times - 5/18/2013 7:40:42 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 month before.
State, local unemployment numbers show positive trend
St. Augustine Record - 5/17/2013 11:55:25 PM
Florida’s unemployment rate dropped again last month, and one University of Florida professor says all the numbers are pointing in a favorable direction. The state on Friday announced that the jobless rate dropped to 7.2 percent in April with ...
Alabama's unemployment rate for April dips to 6.9%
NBC News - 5/17/2013 3:48:39 PM
Good news on the jobless front in Alabama. Governor Robert Bentley announced Friday the state's preliminary April unemployment rate fall to 6.9%, down from March's 7.2%. The new jobless rate is below the 7.4% recorded in April of 2012. It means there ...
JOBLESS RATE 6.5% IN REGION
Herald Tribune - 5/18/2013 4:48:54 AM
The collective unemployment rate in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties slipped in April to 6.5 percent, another post-recession low ... said employers are taking their time in picking through job candidates, which can be frustrating ...
New Jersey's unemployment rate lowest since 2009
Beaumont Enterprise - 5/16/2013 4:18:28 PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate fell again in April to 8.7 percent, the lowest it's been in four years, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. The rate, which was 9 percent for March, declined for two opposing reasons.