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
Immigrant unemployment rate same as American-born workers
economy.money.cnn.com - 5/24/2013 11:36:58 AM
The unemployment rate of immigrants fell to 8.1% in 2012, the same as the jobless level for people born in America. This marks the first time in several years that immigrants have not had a higher jobless rate. As Congress debates immigration ...
Black Unemployment Is Still Shamefully High
Atlantic Online - 5/22/2013 5:51:34 PM
No, it's shameful because many communities across the country are still simply being ravaged by the lack of work. Particularly the black community. Even in good times, the unemployment rate tends to be roughly twice as high for blacks as whites ...
Mexico's Unemployment Rate Rises in April From Year Earlier
NASDAQ - 5/24/2013 1:52:58 PM
said Friday the jobless rate among Mexico's 50-million-strong workforce was 5% last month, compared with 4.9% in April of 2012. Urban unemployment, which measures labor conditions in the country's 32 largest cities, rose to 6.4% from 5.9% in the ...
Long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries
examiner.com - 5/21/2013 7:11:30 PM
More than anything, many people want good jobs for themselves and their children, according to the Gallup organization. "The coming world war is an all-out global war for good jobs," Jim Clifton of the Gallup organization has written. "If countries fail at ...
Stockholm’s unrest stoked by unemployment
Raw Story - 5/24/2013 11:25:38 PM
In one of the world’s most expensive cities ... has earned praise for its handling of the economy, but the country is plagued by one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Europe. Even cleaning jobs are hard to get, Jamil noted.
Greece Youth Unemployment Rate At 75% In Certain Areas
Value Walk - 5/22/2013 9:33:29 PM
The unemployment rate of young people in some parts of Greece is almost 75 percent, which is significantly higher than the unemployment level of other states in Southern and Northern Europe, based on data released by Eurostat on Wednesday. According to ...
Job Searching While Black: What's Behind The Unemployment Gap?
NPR News - 5/25/2013 9:29:55 PM
In the classic American story, opportunity is always in front of you. You finish school, find a job, buy a home and start a family; it's a rosy dreamscape. But that world is one-dimensional. Income inequality is just about as American as ...
US unemployment aid applications fall to 340K
The Guardian - 5/23/2013 2:44:16 PM
The government counts people as unemployed only if they are actively searching for a job. For hiring to strengthen enough to lower the unemployment rate to a more normal level of between 5.5 percent and 6 percent, companies must gain more confidence in the ...
Taiwan's April jobless rate falls to 4.07%
I4U NEWS - 5/23/2013 12:39:35 AM
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EU steps up quest to solve youth unemployment
Reuters - 5/25/2013 9:55:34 AM
In the United States it is 7.6 percent. Among EU member states, the lowest unemployment rates are in Austria (4.7 percent), Germany (5.4 percent) and Luxembourg (5.7 percent), while the highest are in Greece (27.2 percent), Spain (26.7 percent ...
The Downside of Falling Unemployment
beta.fool.com - 5/23/2013 6:40:29 PM
The low unemployment rate of skilled workers hurts the company. Many people prefer to shop at higher quality stores if possible. In Q1, 2013 executives worked as hard as possible to distract investors from its 1.4% decline in comparable U.S ...
Fall River unemployment rates among highest in state
Herald News - 5/20/2013 11:59:01 PM
the city that once was one of the largest textile producing centers in the world, will struggle with unemployment, Mellion said. This city, caught between an industrial past and an uncertain future, had one of the state’s highest unemployment rates again ...
Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in 3
WIVB - 5/23/2013 7:27:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 ...
Samaras Vows War On Unemployment
greece.greekreporter.com - 5/21/2013 5:16:58 PM
Unemployment is particularly rough on the young, with a 64 percent rate for those under 25, which has resulted in many leaving the country in search of work and a better life elsewhere as the government continues to impose pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed ...