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
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 ...
Spain’s unemployment rate drops to 23.7%
marketbusinessnews.com - 10/23/2014 3:54:09 AM
Spain’s unemployment rate is still the highest in the developed world, however, it has fallen from 24.5% in the second quarter down to 23.7%. Last year the country’s jobless rate was 25.7%. Spain is the fourth largest economy in the eurozone and it is ...
Child poverty up in rich world since start of recession
Left Foot Forward - 10/28/2014 1:13:44 PM
Child poverty has increased in the rich world since ... of the 41 countries in the study have seen falls in child poverty, with Chile achieving the biggest reduction from 31.4 per cent to 22.8 per cent. Norway has the lowest child poverty rate, at 5.3 ...
Start-up aims to help address SA’s shocking youth unemployment – as high as 70%
cp-africa.com - 10/28/2014 10:29:05 AM
SA has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24 ... are around 600 000 unemployed graduates in South Africa. Whilst 25% of the country is unemployed, up to 70% of people under the age of 35 are not working.
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 ...
Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 10:26:43 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 ...
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 ...
Unemployment Rate in Spain Lowest in Three Years
dailymailtimes.com - 10/23/2014 3:57:08 PM
The unemployment rate in Spain fell to its lowest point since the third ... However, unemployment in Spain is still the second highest of any country in the European Union after Greece. This is even following the first full year by Spain of growth in ...
Spanish unemployment falls again, but economic outlook less bright
Business Recorder - 10/23/2014 8:54:48 AM
MADRID: Spain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest in almost three years in the third quarter as the services and construction sectors expanded, though the central bank warned weakness abroad could weigh on the country's economic recovery. The headline ...
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 ...
NC jobless rate dips to 6.7 percent in September
WRAL - 10/21/2014 2:33:37 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.7 percent in September ... are they going to pull educated people from other parts of the country to North Carolina, or are people in North Carolina with these qualifications ...
Mortgage Rates Below 4%: Sparking a Boom or Just a Boomlet?
realestate.aol.com - 10/25/2014 8:02:19 AM
The average 30-year mortgage rate nationwide that week breached the 4-percent threshold and hit 3.97 percent from 4.12 percent the previous week. It was the lowest level since June 2013. Deepening concern over the health of the world economy compelled ...
Spanish unemployment falls to lowest in almost three years
Reuters - 10/23/2014 3:39:50 AM
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in almost three years in the third quarter as the country's large services sector took on more staff and construction activity also picked up. The headline jobless rate fell to 23.7 ...