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 Rates by Country
Investopedia - 6/23/2015 2:29:23 PM
According to the World Bank, GDP per-capita in Qatar was $93,700 in 2013, while in Macau it was $91,400. That wealth helps their standing in the chart, as a country's unemployment rate only factors in those actively looking for work. If you're the 23-year ...
The D.C.-area unemployment rate at 4.7 percent
Washington Post - 7/1/2015 8:39:17 PM
The Washington-area unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in May ... as college students across the country leave their campuses and take their first steps into the working world. “Getting more people into the workforce is a good thing.
Unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent as 223,000 jobs created in June
Myrtle Beach Online - 7/1/2015 11:59:43 PM
The unemployment rate fell a little more than forecast, to 5.3 percent from 5.5 percent, and the economy produced 223,000 jobs in June, extending the country’s longest streak of monthly private sector job growth in history. The overall number is good ...
The Latest: Greek unemployment rate remains above 25 percent
Newsbug Information - 6/30/2015 5:17:03 AM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country ... unemployment in the country stood at 25.6 percent in March. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics ...
Inequality in Australia rising at one of world’s fastest rates
rinf.com - 7/3/2015 1:27:25 PM
An Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) report has revealed that income inequality in Australia is higher than the average in the 34 OECD industrialised countries ... Since 2012, unemployment levels have risen, wage rates have stagnated and ...
Unemployment in Bulgaria dropped to 9.7% in May 2015, EU at 9.6%
The Sofia Globe - 6/30/2015 10:03:23 AM
Among EU countries, unemployment in May 2015 was lowest in Germany (4.7 per cent), and the highest in Greece (25.6 per cent in March 2015) and Spain (22.5 per cent). Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate in May 2015 fell in 22 EU countries ...
De-industrialisation: Unemployment and vendors’ crisis demystified
nehandaradio.com - 7/1/2015 11:59:43 PM
The growing disturbing scenes of street vendors in urban centres across the country, where millions of unemployed ... The UN Development Programme estimates that the unemployment rate is 90%. Figures from the Retrenchment Board, a government agency ...
Why Obama wanted to be the most powerful man in the world
destinyconnect.com - 6/30/2015 7:33:03 AM
Despite these hopes, poverty and the high unemployment rate amongst the black population remain key issues the Obama administration has done little to address. They are two of the biggest problems facing the country. Not only has the Obama administration ...
Unemployment Is High, but France Is Fertile Ground for Start-Ups
New York Times - 6/29/2015 7:01:26 PM
PARIS — Government statistics ... country blocked traffic and burned tires in a violent protest against UberPop, a popular, though illegal, ride-hailing service. It added up to more bad news for France, now limping through its longest recession since ...
Unemployment rates rose in half of US states last month
Star-Herald - 6/19/2015 3:06:56 AM
Despite the pickup in unemployment rates, employers are hiring at a robust pace, boosting job growth in most parts of the country. Thirty-seven states added jobs last month, while 12 states cut jobs. Hiring in Montana was flat. The state data echoes last ...
India among countries with highest unemployment rate
Rediff India Abroad - 9/17/2013 9:48:02 AM
This crisis had a ripple effect on the economy and the unemployment rates started climbing. Though World Bank describes South Africa as an upper-middle income economy, poverty in the country has always been a major problem. And though the official ...
The Countries with the Highest Unemployment
Fox Business - 4/18/2013 7:43:28 PM
The country’s debt is among the lowest in the world, at just 18.5% of GDP in 2012, compared to the United States’ 106.5% of GDP. In 2009, the eastern European nation had the 10th-lowest unemployment rate of the countries measured at just 6.8%.
Brazil's unemployment rates rises
The Garden Island - 6/25/2015 7:17:31 AM
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government says unemployment continues rising in Latin America's largest country. The country's IBGE statistics bureau said Thursday that the jobless rate in May was 6.7 percent, against 6.4 percent in April and 4.9 percent in ...
Unemployment crisis worse than NBS new statistics — Expert
Vanguard - 6/20/2015 11:58:27 PM
From 1999 to 2013, the rates of unemployment published by NBS mirrored ... The government challenged the figure of the NBS and invited the World Bank to calculate the incidence of poverty for the country. The Bank arrived at a rate of 33 per cent ...
The countries with the highest unemployment
Market Watch - 7/3/2013 5:56:02 AM
Bulgaria is an exception. The country’s debt is among the lowest in the world, at just 18.5% of GDP in 2012, compared with the U.S.’ 106.5% of GDP. In 2009, the Eastern European nation had the 10th-lowest unemployment rate of the countries measured at ...