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
Obama fights for credit as unemployment rate hits new low
CNN - 2/5/2016 4:05:15 PM
(CNN)The U.S. unemployment rate dropped Friday to its lowest rate since February 2008 -- and President Barack Obama wants you to know about it. Making a last-minute appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama made another bid to tout the country's ...
Canada Unemployment Rate Increases in January
Wall Street Journal - 2/5/2016 2:46:30 PM
OTTAWA—Canada shed jobs in January as the unemployment rate in oil-rich Alberta hit its highest level in almost 20 years, underscoring the impact that the commodity-price rout is having on the country ... economist at CIBC World Markets.
Unemployment Rate At 4.9 Percent: Do The Numbers Speak Truth On The Job Market?
The Inquisitr - 2/5/2016 10:17:28 PM
The U.S. unemployment rate is now 4.9, the lowest since February 2008 ... “The United States of America right now has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. I know that’s still inconvenient for Republican stump speeches as their doom ...
President Barack Obama takes credit as unemployment hits eight year low
Times of India - 2/5/2016 11:43:22 PM
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama took a victory lap Friday as the US unemployment rate hit an eight-year low ... "We know that because a lot of European countries adopted those policies, and they haven't yet gotten to the same place they were before ...
Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks
North Country Public Radio - 2/6/2016 1:37:54 AM
though the unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low. President Obama took the opportunity this morning to take a shot at some of his more vocal opponents. "The United States of America, right now, has strongest, most durable economy in the world," he said.
World stocks drift as Fed watchers await U.S. job data
Salt Lake Tribune - 2/5/2016 3:15:08 PM
Hong Kong • World stock markets were uneven Friday as investors awaited ... Analysts expect a solid 200,000 jobs to be added, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5 percent. However, weaker than expected figures would add to other downbeat ...
Obama says U.S. unemployment down, wages up
Reuters - 2/5/2016 10:17:28 PM
most durable'' in the world, as he celebrates good news from the Labor Department. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said the country's unemployment is down and wages are up ...
Unemployment in Alberta climbs higher than the national rate for the first time in 27 years
Calgary Herald - 2/5/2016 11:40:23 AM
The Alberta Advantage in job creation is officially over — the latest statistics released Friday show that the provincial unemployment rate is higher ... chief economist for CIBC World Markets. “[There is] likely more to come on that front as impact ...
World stocks turn lower after mixed U.S. job report
Hutchinson News - 2/5/2016 2:10:43 PM
LONDON - World stock markets turned lower on Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report showed a slowdown in the pace of hiring in the world's largest economy but a decrease in the overall rate of unemployment ... shares of the country's export producers.
U.S. labor market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low
Win 98.5 - 2/5/2016 12:01:52 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight ... most durable economy in the world," Obama told ...
Unemployment drops below 5% for first time since 2008
Mashable - 2/5/2016 3:29:27 PM
The U.S. unemployment rate ... in which the country added more than 220,000 jobs. That slowing growth adds to a variety of other concerns about the state of the economy in the U.S. and around the world. Global stock markets have started the year with ...
Barack Obama hails economic successes as unemployment rate drops below 5%
The Guardian - 2/5/2016 7:54:18 PM
‘Unemployment ... countries. They’re angry because they can’t afford to send their kids to college so they can’t retire with dignity.” One of the signs that voters still lack confidence in the US job market is the labor participation rate ...
'We Have Recovered': Obama Touts Success Amid Unemployment Dip
Bills Insider - 2/5/2016 9:13:03 PM
"We have recovered from the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, the worst in my lifetime and the lifetime of most of the people in this room", Obama said, noting the unemployment ... country is on the wrong track, and that the labor force participation ...
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 ... rate after South Africa. Countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Sri Lanka have a lower unemployment rate compared to India. Let’s look at 25 countries with highest ...
Unemployment in Arab Countries highest in the world
moroccoworldnews.com - 8/17/2015 11:58:15 AM
According to the report, which collected figures from the International Labor Organization (ILOT), the rate of unemployment in young people in the Arab countries is the highest in the world, representing more than double the global rate of unemployment ...