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, 2014See also: Unemployment rate map
Obama fights for credit as unemployment rate hits new low
CNN - 2/5/2016 4:05:15 PM
(CNN)The U.S. unemployment rate dropped Friday to its lowest rate since February 2008 -- and President Barack Obama wants you to know about it. Making a last-minute appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama made another bid to tout the country's ...
Canada Unemployment Rate Increases in January
Wall Street Journal - 2/5/2016 2:46:30 PM
OTTAWA—Canada shed jobs in January as the unemployment rate in oil-rich Alberta hit its highest level in almost 20 years, underscoring the impact that the commodity-price rout is having on the country ... economist at CIBC World Markets.
Unemployment Rate At 4.9 Percent: Do The Numbers Speak Truth On The Job Market?
The Inquisitr - 2/5/2016 10:17:28 PM
The U.S. unemployment rate is now 4.9, the lowest since February 2008 ... “The United States of America right now has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. I know that’s still inconvenient for Republican stump speeches as their doom ...
World Market Has Fallen As US Jobs Report Hinted Interest Rate Hike
Jobs Hire - 2/8/2016 4:34:29 AM
"Unemployment, deficit, gas prices are all down. Jobs, wages and rate of the insured are all up," said the US president. As I said in my State of the Union address, the United States of America right now has the strongest, most durable economy in the world ...
Swiss unemployment nears six-year high
Business Recorder - 2/9/2016 6:02:11 PM
ZURICH: Switzerland's unemployment rate rose in January for the fourth month in a row, reaching its highest in nearly six years, in the latest sign of the strain a strong Swiss franc is putting on the country's job market. The unemployment rate rose to a ...
World stocks jump as Bank of Japan rate goes sub-zero
Comment - 2/9/2016 8:32:31 PM
A negative interest rate has been under consideration by the BoJ since the country entered a decade-long inflationary ... should outperform their plain-vanilla counterparts. Even though unemployment was steady at 3.3 percent and the job market remained ...
India among countries with highest unemployment rate
Rediff India Abroad - 9/17/2013 9:48:02 AM
The Eurozone crisis changed the economic landscape of the world ... rate after South Africa. Countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Sri Lanka have a lower unemployment rate compared to India. Let’s look at 25 countries with highest ...
Draghi Boxed In by Unforgiving World Dragging Down Inflation
Bloomberg - 2/8/2016 2:18:29 AM
It’s an unforgiving world, according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney ... he’s seeing continued euro-area expansion and a slow decline in unemployment. But he’s also faces outside forces including an emerging market-led slowdown and an ...
US job creation slows as unemployment edges down
dw.com - 2/8/2016 3:40:13 PM
While the United States unemployment rate fell to an eight-year ... January followed a late 2015 slowdown in the US economy, with the world's largest economy expanding at an annual rate of just 0.7 percent in the October-December quarter.
President Barack Obama takes credit as unemployment hits eight year low
Times of India - 2/5/2016 11:43:22 PM
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama took a victory lap Friday as the US unemployment rate hit an eight-year low ... "We know that because a lot of European countries adopted those policies, and they haven't yet gotten to the same place they were before ...
Unemployment Rates by Country
Investopedia - 6/23/2015 2:07:54 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 ...
Unemployment in Arab Countries highest in the world
moroccoworldnews.com - 8/17/2015 11:58:15 AM
According to the report, which collected figures from the International Labor Organization (ILOT), the rate of unemployment in young people in the Arab countries is the highest in the world, representing more than double the global rate of unemployment ...
The countries with the highest unemployment
Market Watch - 7/3/2013 5:56:02 AM
From 24/7 Wall St., these are the countries with the highest unemployment rates: Italy’s unemployment rate was set ... 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.
Obama Celebrates 'Durable Economy' As Unemployment Drops Below 5 Percent
North Country Public Radio - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
The U.S. economy added just 151,000 jobs in January while unemployment ... world," Obama said. But when asked by reporters, he acknowledge that many Americans are still feeling the effects of the recession — and that the labor force participation rate ...
Too Uncertain To Act? The Current State Of The World
Seeking Alpha - 2/8/2016 11:51:09 AM
It seems as if the world is rushing to get any kind of positive yield right now on "safe haven" debt while Japan and other countries have moved more ... Yes, employment continues to go up and the unemployment rate dropped below 5.0 percent for the first ...