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
Turkey 2nd in OECD to reduce unemployment rate
worldbulletin.net - 6/18/2013 8:58:28 AM
Turkey has ranked second in reducing the unemployment rate among OECD countries since 2010. Turkey has reduced the unemployment rate by 2.5 percent among OECD countries between 2010 and 2012, according to the data compiled by Anadolu Agency. Hence ...
Unemployment rate rises in eurozone, eases in US: OECD
GlobalPost - 6/11/2013 5:27:51 PM
A total of 48.5 million people were unemployed in advanced countries in April, an increase of 200,000 from the March level, the OECD said on Tuesday. This worked out at a steady unemployment rate of 8.0 percent, but in the eurozone the rate rose by 0.1 ...
Youth unemployment in Africa: a ticking time bomb or an opportunity?
Sierra Express Media - 6/18/2013 7:18:15 AM
Senegalese opposition politicians denounced the country’s high unemployment rate to mobilize youth against former President Abdoulaye Wade in the country’s 2012 presidential election. Joblessness was one of the main issues that drove the country’s ...
Global Unemployment Rate To Hit 208M Come 2015– ILO
channelstv.com - 6/9/2013 5:23:04 PM
According to the world of work report, the ILO discloses that high levels of labour market imbalances in developing countries and long-term unemployment ... social protection and minimum wages. Unemployment rate measures the number of people actively ...
MENA Youth Unemployment Rate Highest Worldwide
dubaichronicle.com - 6/12/2013 9:19:54 AM
The World Bank has estimated that around 85 million jobs are required to reverse that trend. However, even if that many positions are added over a period of 10 years, the country will only reach the average rate for unemployment in the world. In addition ...
World Bank indicts Jonathan’s government, says massive poverty, unemployment killing Nigerians
premiumtimesng.com - 6/11/2013 11:54:24 PM
The official unemployment rate has steadily increased from 12% ... and the country ranked 153 out of 186 countries in the 2013 United Nations Human Development Index” the World Bank said. The Organisation said further data collection and investigations ...
New World Bank Report Foresees Fragile Recovery for Six Countries in South East Europe
The World Bank Group - 6/18/2013 12:18:54 PM
The SEE RER is produced twice a year by staff economists at the World Bank Europe and Central Asia Region Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (ECA PREM).
OECD unemployment rate remains at 8 pct in April
Xinhua News Agency - 6/11/2013 10:14:11 PM
"Trends in unemployment rates across OECD countries have diverged significantly since the beginning of the economic and financial crisis," the OECD analyzed in its monthly report. It noted that in May 2013, unemployment rates were significantly ...
How US unemployment rate compares to other nations
Businessweek - 6/8/2013 7:01:29 AM
The U.S. unemployment rate is still high, at 7.6 percent. But by international standards, it's not so bad. Troubled European countries are saddled with much worse rates. Italy and France have double-digit unemployment, while Spain has an ...
World Bank: MENA needs 85 mln more jobs by 2023
arabiangazette.com - 6/10/2013 8:35:09 PM
The youth unemployment rate already exceeds 50 percent in some MENA countries. The World Bank further states that in the attempt to reach the global average unemployment and participation rates, 85 million additional jobs will be required in the region ...
Experts lament ILO’s projected 208m unemployment rate
The Nation Newspaper - 6/8/2013 10:46:22 PM
a rise from the current 200 million unemployed people across the world. The report also added that “long-standing labour market imbalances, such as high levels of labour market informality in developing countries and long-term unemployment in advanced ...
World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans
Businessweek - 6/17/2013 7:12:17 AM
On Wednesday, when the Fed ends a two-day policy meeting with a Bernanke news conference, the financial world will be looking to the ... the U.S. economy added a solid 175,000 jobs. But the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent.
On holiday: Countries with the most vacation days
USA Today - 6/7/2013 11:59:08 PM
(Photo: Veronica Stoddart, USA TODAY) The United States is the only developed country in the world without a single legally ... Germany, where the economy remains strong, had an unemployment rate of just 5.5% in 2012. Similarly, New Zealand's ...
Unemployment rate rises in eurozone, eases in US
Economic Times - 6/11/2013 3:40:29 PM
A slew of software updates defined Apple's beginning to its Worldwide ... in advanced countries in April, an increase of 200,000 from the March level, the OECD said on Tuesday. This worked out at a steady unemployment rate of 8.0 per cent ...
Financial world looks to Bernanke this week to clarify Fed's timetable on economic stimulus
Associated Press - 6/17/2013 9:38:26 PM
In addition to a statement announcing its policy stance and Bernanke's news conference, the Fed on Wednesday will update its economic forecasts, which it does four times a year. The forecasts will be scrutinized for any hints about the timing of future Fed ...