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
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 ...
Long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries
examiner.com - 5/21/2013 7:11:30 PM
Long-term unemployment ruins lives ... They're undercutting entrepreneurs instead of cultivating them. They're running companies with depressed workforces. They're letting the next generation of job creators rot in bad schools." Alvin and Heidi Toffler ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
Daily Finance - 5/18/2013 1:09:59 PM
No economic conversation has captured the public's eye quite like the explosion of national debt. From the U.S. to ... 7 percentage points over the next five years. No. 2: Greece, 179% Debt/GDP Ah, Greece. We were all wondering when Europe's ...
Black Unemployment Is Still Shamefully High
Atlantic Online - 5/22/2013 5:51:34 PM
Nationwide, black workers today are facing 13.2 percent joblessness. In some large states, the rate is far worse, as shown in the graph below, which was recently posted by the Economic Policy Institute. In Michigan, it was 18.7 percent by the end of 2012.
Michigan's black unemployment rate much higher than white rate, but why?
MLive.com - 5/23/2013 4:00:01 AM
LANSING, MI -- Nearly one in five black workers in Michigan is unemployed -- more than twice the rate for white workers. The unemployment rate for black workers in Michigan is 18.7 percent, compared to 7.5 percent for white workers in the fourth quarter of ...
Ongoing Joblessness in North Carolina: Unemployment rate for African Americans fourth in nation, more than double the state’s white rate
I4U NEWS - 5/23/2013 4:35:49 AM
Five years after the beginning of the Great Recession, high unemployment rates are still taking a toll on families. In North Carolina, where the overall unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (compared with a nati ... MAIREAD Ni ...
Unemployment rates drop in most U.S. states, Illinois climbs
Reuters - 5/17/2013 6:40:27 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 ...
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
Even though Nevada registered the largest rate drop of all the states over the year ... that delayed many outside projects," he added. From March, unemployment rates fell in 40 states and Washington, D.C., and were unchanged in seven.
RI unemployment rate now 6th highest in US
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 7:23:24 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's 8.8 percent unemployment rate is the sixth-highest in the country. 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 ...
Black jobless rate often twice overall rate; National Urban League seeks to address it
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 5/21/2013 12:27:39 AM
Cleveland is receiving $950,000 for three programs, two-thirds more in funding than the group usually gets from the national organization. The three programs are the Urban Youth Empowerment Program, which provides job training and social services for ...
Taiwan's April jobless rate falls to 4.07%
I4U NEWS - 5/23/2013 12:39:35 AM
California Unemployment and Taxes California ... Junior Achievement USA's 2013 Teens and Summer Jobs survey reveals a teen population confident in its ability to find summer work, despite a 24-percent unemployment rate. The national survey ...
Germany, France seek to fight EU youth unemployment, aim for better use of existing funds
FOX News - 5/22/2013 3:28:24 PM
High youth unemployment has become a pressing problem in many European countries as the effects of government belt-tightening are felt. The jobless rate among under-25s in the 17-nation eurozone was 24 percent in March, compared with the overall ...
Swedish Unemployment Rate Rises In April
RTT News - 5/21/2013 7:44:18 AM
Unemployment rate in Sweden increased in April ... According to seasonally adjusted data, there were 428 000 unemployed persons in the country during the month, corresponding to a jobless rate of 8.4 percent. In April, the number of employed persons ...
Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in 3
Abc Local Web - 5/18/2013 5:03:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - May 17, 2013 -- 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 drop in most states, Illinois climbs
NBC News - 5/17/2013 6:54:46 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, and then ...