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
S/Africa’s unemployment rate, highest in G-20 nations –IMF
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China Warms Up to 'Low' Growth Rate Other Countries Would Kill For
Bloomberg - 3/4/2015 7:39:59 PM
“Both registered and surveyed unemployment rates [were] lower than the previous year,” said Premier Li on Jan. 21 at the World Economic Forum in Davos ... Expect the real pain to be reserved for resource-rich countries such as Australia and Russia.
SA in top five of world's most miserable countries
Mail & Guardian Online - 3/5/2015 10:09:07 PM
Ukraine only edges out the Philippines among the countries surveyed and measured by the International Monetary Fund’s proxy for resident income. Unemployment will probably climb to 9.5% in Ukraine this year from its 8.9% rate as of the third quarter in ...
The 15 happiest economies in the world
The Straits Times - 3/4/2015 4:09:24 AM
Now, Bloomberg has come up with the 15 happiest economies, who scored lowest on the misery index of the 51 countries ... its continuing high rate of unemployment. It may be unsurprising that the fourth-wealthiest economy in the world is also the second ...
Thailand, Switzerland top list of world’s 15 happiest economies
Live Mint - 3/4/2015 10:43:07 AM
In what may come as a surprise, the least-miserable country in our analysis is the not-so-wealthy Thailand. That’s partly thanks to an unusually low unemployment rate, currently tracking ... size isn’t everything. The world’s largest economy places ...
World markets care little about Chinese rate cut
Salt Lake Tribune - 3/2/2015 5:12:02 PM
London • World stock markets edged lower in European trading ... EUROZONE DATA: Market sentiment in Europe did not hold up despite reports showing unemployment in the 19-country eurozone fell last month to its lowest since 2012 and that consumer prices ...
One fifth of world suicides linked to unemployment
World Socialist Web Site - 2/24/2015 7:28:00 PM
The study uses data on suicide deaths from the World Health Organisation (WHO ... suicide risk associated with unemployment was greater in those countries with a lower unemployment rate. The finding points to the isolating impact of unemployment and ...
Italy's unemployment rate down 0.1 percent
MENAFN - 3/3/2015 10:37:08 AM
(MENAFN) According to the national statistics institute (Istat), Italy's unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent for the second months in a row in January, Xinhua reported. Unemployment in the country stood ... and the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar ...
Japan and Singapore rank high among best countries for retirees
theasset.com - 3/2/2015 11:52:53 PM
Singapore has the world’s third highest income per capita (rising from US$61,100 to US$76, 850 last year) and a low unemployment rate (2.8% in 2014), both contributing to the country’s rise in the rankings. Environmental improvements drove a rise in ...
Unemployment in Bulgaria, EU continues easing
The Sofia Globe - 3/2/2015 11:14:07 AM
Among EU countries, the lowest unemployment rates in January 2015 were recorded in Germany (4.7 per cent) and Austria (4.8 per cent), and the highest in Greece (25.8 per cent in November 2014) and Spain (23.4 per cent). Compared with a year ago ...
Uncertainty over Greece's economic future pushing country back toward recession
FOX News - 3/3/2015 2:33:22 PM
The fall makes the country a cheaper destination for those coming from outside the eurozone. The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises expects 1 million more arrivals this year, bringing the total to 25 million, while TUI, one of the world's biggest ...
Gaza Crisis Worse Than During Israel-Hamas War, Citizens Facing 70 Percent Unemployment and Living Among Ruins, Says Report
The Christian Post - 3/3/2015 11:58:52 PM
With an international embargo hampering reconstruction efforts, close to 1.8 million people are living among the destroyed buildings in the region, and facing a 70 percent unemployment rate ... (Gaza), and at other Arab countries for not following ...
RBA Deputy Governor Lowe: Global Easings Affecting Local Rates
Wall Street Journal - 3/5/2015 2:42:19 AM
SYDNEY—Aggressive monetary easings and currency devaluations by the world’s central banks are having a big impact on the setting of interest rates in Australia, while keeping the local currency artificially high, the country’s central bank said.
Bloomberg lists Slovakia as among 15 most miserable countries
The Slovak Spectator - 3/6/2015 3:24:05 AM
THE MISERY Index for 2015 sees Venezuela, Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and Greece as the five most painful economies in which to live and work, based on Bloomberg data calculated via the equation: unemployment ... of the world's poorest countries ...
Italy January jobless rate falls to 12.6pc
Business Recorder - 3/2/2015 4:00:27 PM
... reported the December jobless rate at 12.9 percent. Unemployment had been rising steadily since early 2011 and peaked at a revised 13.2 in November as the country languished in its longest post-World War Two slump. The data are good news for Prime ...