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
The 10 Countries with the Highest Suicide Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/31/2014 9:13:57 AM
The loss of a job, hardship of life, unemployment ... China has among the highest female suicide rates in the world. Annual suicides per 100,000 people: 25.6 Among the ten countries with the highest suicide rates is Kazakhstan. Being a 70% Islamic nation ...
The World Misery Index: 109 Countries
The Huffington Post - 10/31/2014 1:31:39 PM
Every country aims to lower inflation, unemployment and lending rates, while increasing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that ...
Economy-boosting steps taken by the world's central banks, at a glance
Fox Business - 10/31/2014 6:25:08 PM
It's been a busy week for some of the world's major central banks ... a statement that suggested it is looking toward an eventual rate hike. A recent hot streak in job growth has shrunk the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent from 7.2 percent a year ago.
Unemployment in EU was 10.1% in September 2014, 11.3% in Bulgaria – Eurostat
The Sofia Globe - 10/31/2014 10:39:51 AM
Compared with a year ago, unemployment rate fell in 21 EU countries, increased in six and remained stable in Belgium. The largest decreases were registered in Hungary (10 per cent to 7.6 per cent between August 2013 and August 2014), Spain (26.1 per cent ...
'World Misery Index' Puts U.S. Between Romania and Hungary
Reason - 10/31/2014 2:36:04 PM
Perhaps the only thing it ranks #1 in these days, Syria is crowned the world's most miserable country. Hanke explains, "Every country aims to lower inflation, unemployment, and lending rates, while increasing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita."
Plan for caring and sharing to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030
The Irish Times - 10/31/2014 12:02:45 AM
Because some frictional extreme poverty in the world is unavoidable and a literally zero poverty rate will elude us for ... the sharing has worsened. In most countries, there has been a tendency for long-term unemployment to rise. Interestingly, some ...
Portugal's unemployment rate drops to minimum in 3 years
China - 10/31/2014 6:03:39 PM
Portugal still has the fifth highest unemployment rate in Europe, as the country's debt crisis has caused the jobless rate to soar.
Germany: 25 years later and no looking back
CNN - 10/18/2014 6:30:24 AM
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 ...
Jobs Outlook Grim in Countries With More Disengaged Workers
Call UP - 10/31/2014 3:47:39 PM
Across 90 countries surveyed between 2011 and 2012, unemployment and underemployment rates were higher in those with higher ... In its 2013 State of the Global Workplace report, Gallup found 13% of the world's workers are engaged in their jobs, 63% are ...
John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now
Businessweek - 10/30/2014 10:33:52 AM
Greece took its medicine as instructed and was rewarded with an unemployment rate ... policy missing in action, the world’s biggest central banks tried heroically to plug the gap. The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near zero, and when even ...
For Halloween, the 10 scariest economic charts in the world
Quartz - 10/31/2014 3:58:59 AM
Ghosts, zombies, witches… and unemployment rates ... and it’s been downhill ever since. The world’s largest share of over-65s as a share of population, an incredibly low fertility rate, and a daunting debt burden are all conspiring to limit Japan ...
German unemployment dips again in October
KX News - 10/30/2014 10:12:24 AM
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in ... progress in Liberia Liberia's assistant minister of health says he agrees with a World Health Organization analysis that the rate of transmission of Ebola appears to be slowing in the ...
Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 4:07:19 AM
Even the children living in the world's most affluent of countries are sunk below ... UNICEF warns that with the high rate of unemployment among young people and out of school youths, the decrease could easily be overturn. Professor Peter Whiteford said ...
Nigeria: Akhaine - the Church in a Troubled World (1)
AllAfrica - 10/29/2014 3:14:14 PM
Philosophers have interpreted the world. May the Lord give us the Grace to change ... financial crisis continue to weigh on labour markets in many countries and regions." Unemployment rate in the United States is predicted to slow down to about 6.5 per ...
UNICEF report: 2.6 million more children in poverty in developed countries since 2008
World Socialist Web Site - 10/29/2014 3:11:15 AM
The number of children in poverty in developed countries has increased by 2.6 million since ... their most basic material and educational needs.” It adds that, “unemployment rates not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s have left many families ...