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
South Africa is the most miserable country in Africa
businesstech.co.za - 1/29/2015 10:22:00 PM
A new report by the Cato Institute puts South Africa among the most miserable countries in the world. Cato is a public policy research organisation which bases its findings on four key data points: Unemployment levels, interest rates, consumer prices and ...
Why South Africa, Sudan, Egypt Are Africa’s ‘Most Miserable Countries’
Ventures - 1/29/2015 3:33:58 PM
as it has been a major issue for the country. Last year, at 24 percent, South Africa ranked third highest in unemployment rate in the world for youths, ages 15-24, as reported by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Risk 2014 report. The south ...
Prices in the 19 euro countries fall 0.6 percent annually in January as ECB readies stimulus
FOX News - 1/30/2015 10:53:37 AM
with the unemployment rate falling to 11.4 percent from 11.5 percent the month before. The number of unemployed people fell by 157,000 in the eurozone. The figures showed a wide diversity between countries. Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy ...
World Bank: Ebola's Economic Impact Expected to be High
Voice of America - 1/28/2015 11:03:09 AM
The World Bank says the three countries most affected by Ebola will suffer a combined $1.6 billion in economic losses in 2015 due to the ongoing outbreak. Unemployment rates are also expected to remain high, with cross-border traders, private-sector wage ...
The 29 Most Miserable Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 2:43:49 PM
Venezuela, is again, the most miserable nation in the world, according to new analysis published by the Cato Institute. Cato's Misery Index ranks 108 countries based on ... lending rates, and unemployment figures together and then subtracts year-on-year ...
Global unemployment forecast to hit 212m – country by country breakdown
theguardian.com - 1/21/2015 9:09:45 AM
The ILO also warn of “no relief” among countries in the Middle East and North Africa, which have some of the highest unemployment rates in the world. An increase of about 5 percentage points in East Asia’s unemployment rate is expected. Although Sub ...
German unemployment rate falls to record low in January
Business Recorder - 1/29/2015 4:24:05 PM
BERLIN: Germany's jobless rate fell to a record low of 6.5 percent in January and ... Chancellor Angela Merkel's government introduced Germany's first country-wide wage floor of 8.50 euros an hour on Jan. 1. Gabriel said this was driving spending, though ...
The Goldilocks Approach to Unemployment
bloombergview.com - 1/30/2015 4:01:25 PM
Its results could be wrong, not through any fault of the authors, but because the world is complicated ... you'd rather not work). Countries that provide lengthier and more generous support tend to have higher unemployment rates -- though to be sure ...
Unemployment rate to rise over next five years – ILO
Citi FM Online - 1/25/2015 11:13:52 AM
It said two regions, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, accounted for three quarters of the world ... acute in countries and regions where youth unemployment was high or rising rapidly. The report said in line with the global unemployment rate, social ...
Venezuela Is Most Miserable Country, Global Ranking Says; Canada, US, Australia, UK Least Miserable At 20th, 14th, 31st, 23rd
International Business Times - 1/30/2015 3:29:48 AM
The least miserable country in all the world was Brunei. The Misery Index, which combines data of a country's inflation rate, interest rates, and unemployment, is an annual list compiled by The Cato Institute. It is based on the calculations of Steve Hanke ...
GDP growth cools to 2.6% annual rate in fourth quarter
Los Angeles Times - 1/31/2015 1:15:36 PM
The data released Friday by the Commerce Department came in well below analyst expectations but still indicated the economy was growing at a solid pace as many nations around the world continue ... further reduce the unemployment rate," said Gad Levanon ...
Spain returns to growth in 2014, but unemployment remains sky-high
Economic Times - 1/30/2015 4:01:25 PM
The country was one of the fastest-growing in the eurozone ... but was still one of the highest levels in the developed world. The unemployment rate for those under the age of 25 stood at 51.8 percent. While companies have started to create jobs again ...
Montana's Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2 Percent
8 News KULR8 - 1/27/2015 12:37:23 PM
HELENA (AP) - Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in December ... overnight.Facebook says the outage that made the sites inaccessible around the world for about an hour was the result of a technical change it had made.
India among countries with highest unemployment rate
Rediff India Abroad - 9/16/2013 11:53:53 PM
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 ...
Unemployment Rate & Numbers Update 2015: Benefit Claims at Its Lowest; U.S. Economy in Full Swing?
Christianity Daily - 1/30/2015 9:20:33 AM
The U.S. remains an oasis of prosperity in the world and will continue to do so ... President Barack Obama told the public that the unemployment rate is now at its lowest. He also added that the country is now breaking free from recession.