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 ...
Unemployment rates drop in most states, Illinois climbs
Reuters - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year. Illinois' rate fell in April to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent in March but rose from 8.8 percent a ...
'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 5:28:52 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 reported, according to state jobs data released Friday. The new March employment ...
RI unemployment rate now 6th highest in US
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 7:23:24 PM
Illinois was next with 9.3 percent, followed by Mississippi, with 9.1 percent. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training said Thursday the state's rate fell to 8.8 percent in April, to its lowest level since October 2008. That was a ...
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 ...
Hawaii unemployment drops to 4.9 percent in April
Yahoo! News - 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 rate dropped ...
New Jersey's unemployment rate lowest since 2009
Yahoo! News - 5/16/2013 4:25:38 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.
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 1:31:27 PM
Ireland's debt could fall out of the top 5 if the country's growth outpaces spending, but for now, the Irish economy's meager growth ranks among the leaders in one of the worst economic regions on Earth. That's not a sign that this debt will ...
California jobless rate falls to 9%
Los Angeles Times - 5/18/2013 1:28:28 AM
Unemployment remained above 15% in some of California's more rural areas, including Imperial, Merced and Sutter counties. The numbers are still an improvement compared with a year ago, when much of the state was still plagued with abnormally ...
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 ...
Spain's Farmers Take Up Patrols To Prevent Theft; Blame Unemployment Woes
FOX News - 5/15/2013 9:34:37 PM
Common in many cities and countries that face economic turmoil ... out of a job more than a year — increased to 3.5 million while the unemployment rate for those under 25 years old was a staggering 57 percent. The government also said its ...
NM unemployment inched downward in April
The Business Journal - 5/17/2013 8:42:08 PM
The state has seen small employment gains since April 2012, when the state was at 7 percent unemployment. The overall rate for the country was 7.5 percent for April. Overall, New Mexico is faring about the same as its neighbors, with Texas ...
Va jobless rate falls to 5.2 percent in April
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 5/17/2013 5:14:33 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 ...
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 ...