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 in rich countries edges down: OECD
Channel NewsAsia - 5/15/2013 1:20:42 PM
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said that the total number of people ... European Union, the unemployment rate was flat at 10.9 percent from February to March. However, regarding the trend in the United States, the OECD said ...
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
Job seekers wait in line at Kennedy-King College to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago on November 9, 2012 in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 ...
'Unemployment rate in rich countries edges down'
Economic Times - 5/15/2013 12:16:16 PM
Thakur, former director of research has claimed in US courts that senior execs ordered destruction of evidence when they were alerted to data fudging & adulteration. About one-tenth of Flipkart's workforce, are being shown the door, according to ...
Ohio unemployment rate dips slightly, but state lags country for job growth
Akron Beacon Journal - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Ohio gained 7,600 jobs in April, but lost 21,700 jobs in March — an even larger number than was initially reported. The state lost 1,300 more jobs in March than initially estimated, according to state jobs data released Friday. The new March employment ...
Hawaii unemployment drops to 4.9 percent in April
Businessweek - 5/16/2013 9:47:45 PM
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in April, the state's lowest rate since October 2008, officials said Thursday. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said the seasonally adjusted unemployment ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
"The planned cuts in child allowance will increase the number of families living below the poverty line. An additional 30,000-40,000 children will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 6:10:38 PM
If the plan fails, however, Japan will be stuck with a monster debt just in time for an aging population to tax social systems to the brink. That's a bad combination for this economy's future. While the U.S. public debt didn't make the top five ...
Virginia’s jobless rate falls to 5.2 percent in April; still below national average
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 3:41:29 PM
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. Unemployment rates increased in only three states: Louisiana, Tennessee and ...
Behind N.J.'s jobless rate: A Q&A with Rutgers economist Joseph Seneca
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog) - 5/15/2013 3:08:04 PM
These are harsh job losses; no region across the country was immune. In the recovery ... but we’re doing it with many fewer people employed. Q. New Jersey’s unemployment rate is stuck around 9 percent, much higher than its neighbors and the national ...
California jobless rate falls to 9%
Los Angeles Times - 5/18/2013 7:40:42 AM
No one ever said the economic recovery would be pretty. California eked out more growth in April as employers added 10,400 jobs, bringing the net total added over the year to 273,000. The state's unemployment rate dropped to 9% from 9.4% the ...
JOBLESS RATE 6.5% IN REGION
Herald Tribune - 5/18/2013 4:48:54 AM
"The less education you have, the higher your unemployment rate is going to be," Gradl said. While Gradl is almost always fielding college grads, often sending them out of town for interviews, Swanson Staffing is helping Sarasota employers fill ...
Alabama's unemployment rate for April dips to 6.9%
NBC News - 5/17/2013 3:48:39 PM
Good news on the jobless front in Alabama. Governor Robert Bentley announced Friday the state's preliminary April unemployment rate fall to 6.9%, down from March's 7.2%. The new jobless rate is below the 7.4% recorded in April of 2012. It means there ...
New Jersey's unemployment rate lowest since 2009
Beaumont Enterprise - 5/16/2013 4:18:28 PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's unemployment rate fell again in April to 8.7 percent, the lowest it's been in four years, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. The rate, which was 9 percent for March, declined for two opposing reasons.
Global Youth unemployment Trend 2013
E-Pao - 5/19/2013 3:36:08 AM
In developing regions where 90 per cent of the global youth population lives, stable ... Some of this distrust has been expressed in political protests around the world . Many a times we attribute our crisis to unemployment. But going by the conventional ...
Swedish Unemployment Rate Stable In April
RTT News - 5/15/2013 6:11:12 AM
The unemployment rate came in at 4.3 percent in April, unchanged from the figure recorded a year earlier, Employment Services said. Economists were looking for a jobless rate of 4.4 percent. There were 201,232 unemployed persons in the country at the end ...