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
Irish unemployment hits new post-crisis low in second quarter
Business Recorder - 8/26/2014 11:50:58 AM
DUBLIN: Ireland's unemployment rate hit a post-crisis low of 11.5 percent in the second quarter, falling into line with the euro zone average for the first time since the country's international bailout. The headline rate, which hit a high of 15.1 percent ...
Inflation falls to 0.3 percent in countries that use euro; pressure is on central bank to act
FOX News - 8/29/2014 9:09:55 AM
Eurozone unemployment remained unchanged in July at 11.5 percent. It is much higher in countries hardest hit by Europe's debt crisis. Spain has an unemployment rate of 24.5 percent, although it fell from 26.2 percent compared to a year ago.
German unemployment rate up slightly to 6.7 percent with 2.90 million jobless
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/28/2014 6:55:06 AM
BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to ... 2.90 million people out of work in August overall, and as a result the unemployment rate inched 0.1 percentage point higher from July.
FactCheck: is our unemployment rate low by world standards?
THE CONVERSATION - 7/8/2013 7:33:19 PM
“Australia has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the developed world.” - Finance minister Penny Wong ... Sinodinos' source is the June edition of The Economist magazine, which lists 42 countries' unemployment rates. It includes a mix of developed ...
India among countries with highest unemployment rate
Rediff India Abroad - 9/17/2013 4:18:45 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 ...
15 Countries That Have MUCH Higher Unemployment Rates Than The US
The Business Insider - 9/2/2010 11:53:11 PM
The effect is multiplied when it compared with the jobless rates of other nations because there is no single standard for measuring unemployment around the world. Countries cite rates in markedly different ways. Some consider applicable job age to be ...
The countries with the highest unemployment
Market Watch - 7/3/2013 9:52:16 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 ...
Let the Data Speak: The Truth Behind Minimum Wage Laws
CATO Institute - 8/30/2014 6:52:44 AM
Whereas, the average unemployment rate in the seven countries without mandated minimum wages is about ... Indeed, Chief Financial Officers from around the world were interviewed and a significant number of them concurred: a minimum wage increase in the ...
The 15 Highest Unemployment Rates in the World
The Atlantic - 6/29/2010 4:56:21 PM
The effect is multiplied when compared with the jobless rates of other nations, because there is no single standard for measuring unemployment around the world. Countries cite rates in markedly different ways. Some consider applicable job age to be younger ...
Unemployment In Europe By Country
The Huffington Post - 8/29/2012 3:14:35 PM
Which European countries have the highest unemployment rates? Data from the CIA’s World Factbook paints a grim picture. Check out Europe’s top-ten most unemployed countries below: List of countries by unemployment rate - Wikipedia, the free
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%.
World's Worst Countries For Jobs
Forbes - 3/23/2010 11:53:13 PM
Spain still has the highest unemployment rate out of the advanced world–an eye-wateringly high 18.8% in January–and that’s also marked a 3-point increase from January 2009. Outside Europe Though most of the countries in the OECD are European ...
Countries With The Lowest Unemployment Rates
Investopedia - 3/21/2010 11:55:35 PM
Nevertheless, there are still countries with reasonably robust ... According to the International Monetary Fund and the CIA World Factbook, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Austria currently have unemployment rates significantly lower than the United ...
Countries With the Highest Unemployment Rates
CNBC - 6/7/2012 11:55:22 PM
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of 10 countries with the highest unemployment rates among the world’s 50 largest economies. The ranking is based on 2011 annual average unemployment rates from the International Labour Organization (ILO).The ...
World unemployment rising; rates, responses vary
U-T San Diego - 9/30/2009 11:59:08 PM
Unemployment rates in the 30 wealthy countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development range from a low of 3.2 percent in the Netherlands to 17.6 percent in Spain, according to July figures. In the developing world ...