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
Steady hiring pushes down unemployment rates in 40 US states in April; only 3 report increases
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment ...
Long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries
examiner.com - 5/21/2013 7:11:30 PM
Countries, and more specifically cities, will experience suffering, instability, chaos, and eventually revolution. This is the new world that leaders will confront." Long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries is the point, the Gallup ...
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
it still had the highest unemployment rate in the country at 9.6 percent in April. The state, which reaped economic fortune during the housing boom, saw its rate spike to 14 percent in September 2010, the highest on records going back to 1976 ...
Greek youth unemployment close to 75pc in some areas
Daily Telegraph - 5/22/2013 1:19:33 PM
with the number of 16 to 24 year-olds out of work jumping to 72.5pc in 2012 from 52.8pc in 2011, according to Eurostat. Total youth unemployment in Greece stood at 55.3pc last year, more than double the EU average of 22.9pc. Interactive chart ...
Soaring youth unemployment
DAWN Group - 5/20/2013 3:20:38 AM
Other countries that have received ‘bailouts’ face ... The agency says it expects the youth unemployment rate worldwide to hit 12.8 per cent by 2018, up from the current rate of 12.4 per cent. The ILO report noted that “youth unemployment ...
Unemployment rates drop in most U.S. states, Illinois climbs
Reuters - 5/17/2013 6:40:27 PM
A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year. Illinois' rate fell in April to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent in March but rose from 8.8 percent a ...
Ohio unemployment rate dips slightly, but state lags country for job growth
Akron Beacon Journal - 5/17/2013 5:21:42 PM
Zeller said the new numbers show Ohio’s rate of job growth continues to lag the country’s . Ohio’s rate is 0.09 percent ... they produce spinoff jobs in related industries. Ohio’s unemployment rate, meanwhile, dropped slightly to 7 percent in ...
Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in 3
The Guardian - 5/17/2013 5:28:52 PM
AP Economics Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that ...
RI unemployment rate now 6th highest in US
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 7:23:24 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor released jobless rates for all 50 states on Friday, and Rhode Island's was number six. Nevada has the highest rate, 9.6 percent. Illinois was next with 9.3 percent, followed by Mississippi, with 9.1 percent.
Unemployment: How Does Your State Rank?
ABC News - 5/17/2013 10:22:21 PM
More signs that the job market is slowly recovering: 40 states showed a drop in unemployment in April. Louisiana, Tennessee and North Dakota showed an increase in the unemployment rate, while rates were unchanged in seven states, according to ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 3:47:28 PM
From the U.S. to Europe to Asia, leading economies have staved off the worst of the recession by incurring runaway debts that have blossomed to the size of GDP -- or greater. But which nation is leading this unfortunate race to the debtor's bottom?
Finland's Unemployment Rate Rises Marginally
RTT News - 5/21/2013 6:18:24 AM
Unemployment rate in Finland increased marginally in April from a year earlier, data from Statistics Finland showed Tuesday. The jobless rate rose to 8.8 percent as expected in April from 8.4 percent recorded in the same month last year. In March, the ...
Black jobless rate often twice overall rate; National Urban League seeks to address it
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 5/21/2013 12:27:39 AM
In 2007 -- the recession didn't begin until December of that year -- the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metro area tied with Greater Detroit for the highest black jobless rate in the country ... learn the world of work and identify -- with our help --a ...
Fall River unemployment rates among highest in state
Abington Mariner - 5/22/2013 1:02:15 AM
“This is something we’ve been talking about for the five years I’ve been the CEO here,” said Rob Mellion ... is that the city is facing two separate problems in employment. One is that there are fewer jobs than workers, Mellion said.
Unemployment falls in 40 states
Evansville Courier-Press - 5/17/2013 8:49:18 PM
WASHINGTON — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates ...