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
Spain's unemployment rate falls to 23.7%
Market Watch - 10/23/2014 3:25:31 AM
as a solid summer tourist season drove a clear decrease in the country's unemployment rate. The rate, which remains among the highest in the developed world, fell to 23.7% from 24.5% in the second quarter and from 25.7% a year ago, the national statistics ...
Germany: 25 years later and no looking back
CNN - 10/15/2014 11:59:04 PM
Today, Germany is the world's fourth largest economy, and the most important market in the European Union. Its 5.3% unemployment rate is the second lowest in the EU. Germany exports more merchandise than any other country aside from China, and its share of ...
Youth unemployment in rich Middle East a 'liability': WEF
CNBC - 10/15/2014 1:26:09 AM
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) might have abundant wealth as a result of natural resources such as oil and gas but the region has the highest regional youth unemployment rate in the world with ... in the region said. Countries belonging to the ...
Youth Unemployment Dominates Headlines Wherever I Report
The Huffington Post - 10/22/2014 1:35:09 PM
At a time when the militant Islamist group Boko Haram rocked the world by kidnapping almost 300 girls, igniting the impassioned celebrity-endorsed "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign, we travelled the country ... Nigeria's staggering unemployment rate and ...
Why Bosnia has the world's highest youth unemployment rate
Global Post - 10/9/2014 7:19:51 PM
At 57.5 percent, Bosnia-Herzegovina’s youth unemployment rate is the highest in ... abroad send home remittances that represent 13 percent of the country’s GDP, one of world’s highest rates. Marko, the political science graduate, said he too will ...
Business opportunities to alleviate unemployment and poverty
Jamaica Observer - 10/22/2014 7:47:23 PM
Evidently, an unemployment rate of 13 per cent, the country's nemesis, is the most pressing concern. The World Bank is predicting that, over the next decade, Asia will be the fastest-growing economy and Africa will be second. China is the largest economy ...
Bosnian vote hinges on unemployment and nationalist divisions
FOX News - 10/12/2014 11:31:01 AM
Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnians are voting in general elections that will show whether people are more concerned about the 44 percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. The incumbent leader of the Serb half of the country ...
R.I. unemployment rate remains third-worst in U.S. for September
The Providence Journal - 10/21/2014 1:07:43 PM
September unemployment rates were: Connecticut, 6.4 percent; Maine, 5.8 percent; Massachusetts, 6.0 percent; New Hampshire, 4.3 percent; and Vermont, 4.4 percent. North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate in the country for September, at 2.8 percent.
The 10 Most Livable Countries in the World
Time - 10/25/2014 9:13:54 AM
All of the world’s 10 most livable countries had among the top ... Additionally, at 5.2% last year, the country’s unemployment rate was far lower than similarly developed countries in Europe as well as the United States. Australia’s economy has ...
United Kingdom's unemployment rate drops to lowest since 2008
Economic Times - 10/15/2014 2:55:03 PM
LONDON: Britain's unemployment rate dropped to 6 per cent for the June to August period, down from 6.4 per cent in the three months before and the lowest rate since 2008. The Office of National Statistics said Wednesday there were 1.97 million unemployed ...
Vermont September unemployment up to 4.4 percent
Beaumont Enterprise - 10/21/2014 1:57:49 PM
but the department says Vermont state has the fifth lowest unemployment rate in the country. The unemployment rate in September 2013 was 4.5 percent. The comparable national rate was 5.9 percent. Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says the rate is similar to ...
As The Eurozone Stalls, China Starts To Cuts The Red Tape
Value Walk - 10/25/2014 8:41:06 PM
That’s the alarming unemployment rate for those aged 15 to 25 in Italy ... Europe’s policies have become a sort of contagion resonating throughout the rest of the world. The eurozone countries have an imbalanced approach to jumpstarting their economies ...
These 8 maps show the median age of every country on Earth
The Week Magazine - 10/15/2014 11:41:46 AM
Japan and Germany are tied for the world's oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany's declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic ...