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 still one of the lowest in the developed world
Invest in Australia - 6/14/2013 5:17:08 PM
This stands in stark contrast to the millions of jobs that have been lost across the world since the onset of the GFC, with many developed economies still suffering from very high unemployment rates and persistent ... around the country we know he will ...
IMF calls for urgent steps on Spain unemployment
Biloxi Sun Herald - 6/19/2013 12:10:33 PM
... of of high unemployment and sluggish growth lasting years unless the country and Europe take "urgent action" to slash the nation's crippling 27 unemployment rate and free frozen credit to businesses so they can expand, the International ...
Obama Warns EU over High Youth Unemployment
The Epoch Times - 6/19/2013 12:39:11 PM
BERLIN—President Barack Obama raised the prospect Wednesday that Europe might need to adjust its economic policies to tackle high youth unemployment and make sure that some countries don ... Meanwhile, the unemployment rate among those aged 15-24 ...
Europe faces uphill battle over youth unemployment
NBC News - 6/19/2013 1:22:08 PM
When the plans were being drawn up, most policymakers were focused on tackling youth unemployment in the southern European countries that have been hit hardest by the debt and economic crisis: Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Figures show that ...
Unemployment rises in developed nations
I4U NEWS - 6/16/2013 11:55:38 PM
A total of 48.5 million people were unemployed in advanced countries in April, an increase of 200,000 from the March level, the OECD says. This worked out at a steady unemployment rate of 8.0 per cent, but in the euroz ... U.S. unemployment is considered ...
Group of 8 countries to talk trade, taxes, but underlying worry is: Will recovery last
Washington Post - 6/16/2013 11:59:48 AM
The unemployment rate has fallen to 7.6 percent ... JAPAN/ASIA: For once, the bad news for Asia is not coming from Japan. The world’s third-largest economy grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year.
Wash. jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent in May
The Wenatchee World Online - 6/19/2013 5:32:41 PM
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent last month. Numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department also show that in addition to a decrease from April's 7 percent rate ...
Will Unemployment Truly Improve?
NBC News - 6/18/2013 1:06:01 AM
Washington Post columnist Neil Irwin stopped by to discuss his book, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire ... of the (unclear), and of course one of those is the unemployment rate. The Fed's put out a target of like 6.5 or 7%?
World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans
US News and World Report - 6/17/2013 10:04:05 AM
On Wednesday, when the Fed ends a two-day policy meeting with a Bernanke news conference, the financial world will be looking to the ... the U.S. economy added a solid 175,000 jobs. But the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent.
Summer Bummer: Teen Unemployment Rate Soars
WHNT-TV - 6/16/2013 12:32:36 AM
(WHNT)-Summer is here, but for many teens who are now out of school the summer jobs are not. New numbers show that many young people across the country remain jobless, with some economists predicting the worst summer for teenage unemployment in decades.
W.Va. jobless rate declines to 6.2 percent in May
Herald-Dispatch - 6/19/2013 3:56:38 AM
The Cincinnati-based bank said the dividend is consistent with plans it ... showing the calories in its drinks. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week, ahead of a federal ...
INSIGHT: Youth Unemployment in Middle East, North Africa
middleeastvoices.voanews.com - 6/14/2013 3:08:17 PM
As the graph below makes painfully clear, the Middle East and North Africa face significant challenges when it comes to youth unemployment. A World Economic Forum report ... Union had a youth unemployment rate of 22.6 percent, as opposed to the OECD ...
Iceland's Unemployment Rate Drops For Third Month
RTT News - 6/14/2013 12:45:07 PM
The average unemployment rate during the five months ended May 2013 was 5.1 percent, the agency said. The number of unemployed persons in the country decreased to 7,837 at the end of May from 8,343 in April.
Turkey's unemployment rate increases to 10.1 pct in March
worldbulletin.net - 6/17/2013 9:56:55 AM
The unemployment rate in Turkey has been announced to be 10.1 percent in March 2013. Turkish statistics authority, TurkStat, released Monday the household labor force figures for March 2013. Accordingly, the number of unemployed people increased by 186 ...
House GOP Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks, Unemployment Rate Somehow Unaffected
Wonkette (satire) - 6/19/2013 3:59:37 PM
And even their non-Nazi attempts at “science” are, of course, just plain bogus. After Trent Franks’ comments ruffled some vaginas (and not in the good way), the GOP hopped into action and added language to the bill to carve out an exception for rape ...