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
Soaring youth unemployment
DAWN Group - 5/20/2013 3:20:38 AM
Other countries that have received ‘bailouts’ face ... The agency says it expects the youth unemployment rate worldwide to hit 12.8 per cent by 2018, up from the current rate of 12.4 per cent. The ILO report noted that “youth unemployment ...
Long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries
examiner.com - 5/21/2013 7:11:30 PM
More than anything, many people want good jobs for themselves and their children, according to the Gallup organization. "The coming world war is an all-out global war for good jobs," Jim Clifton of the Gallup organization has written. "If countries fail at ...
Michigan's black unemployment rate much higher than white rate, but why?
MLive.com - 5/22/2013 5:44:25 PM
LANSING, MI -- Nearly one in five black workers in Michigan is unemployed -- more than twice the rate for white workers. The unemployment rate for black ... useless for the increasingly high-tech world of the 21st century," he wrote on HumanEvents.com ...
Greece Youth Unemployment Rate At 75% In Certain Areas
Value Walk - 5/22/2013 9:33:29 PM
The unemployment rate of young people ... Western Macedonia in Greece has the highest level of unemployed youth (16 to 24 years old) in the European Union with 72.5 percent last year, up from 52.8 percent in 2011. Northern Part Of Greece Was ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
Daily Finance - 5/18/2013 1:09:59 PM
Among the largest 50 economies worldwide, here are the five most ... The crisis slammed the country's GDP and devastated the country's economy; Irish unemployment still lingers above 14% five years after the depths of the recession.
Black Unemployment Is Still Shamefully High
Atlantic Online - 5/22/2013 5:51:34 PM
This year, Washington's political class hasn't merely given up on trying to fix U.S. unemployment; it's given up on even discussing the subject. This is shameful, and not simply because the jobless rate is still two or so percentage points higher ...
Black jobless rate often twice overall rate; National Urban League seeks to address it
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 5/21/2013 12:27:39 AM
Urban League effort has many fronts The Urban League is focusing ... Many of these cities also are manufacturing centers, hit hard by the recession. Austin projects Ohio as a state where black unemployment rates will remain high in 2013.
Unemployment rates drop in most U.S. states, Illinois climbs
Reuters - 5/17/2013 6:40:27 PM
the highest on records going back to 1976, and then steadily drop. After Nevada the next higher rates were Illinois, Mississippi and California. In California, where the economy is on the mend, the state unemployment rate continued its decline ...
Illinois Unemployment Rate Climbs In April While Jobless Rate Drop In Most Other U.S. States
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2013 4:59:03 PM
it still had the highest unemployment rate in the country at 9.6 percent in April. The state, which reaped economic fortune during the housing boom, saw its rate spike to 14 percent in September 2010, the highest on records going back to 1976 ...
Swedish Unemployment Rate Rises In April
RTT News - 5/21/2013 7:44:18 AM
Unemployment rate in Sweden increased in April ... According to seasonally adjusted data, there were 428 000 unemployed persons in the country during the month, corresponding to a jobless rate of 8.4 percent. In April, the number of employed persons ...
Taiwan's April jobless rate falls to 4.07%
I4U NEWS - 5/23/2013 12:39:35 AM
unemployment and declining birth and marriage rates is just destined to leave more people disconnected, anxious and alone. Over the past decade, the United States has become a less violent country in every way save one. As Amer ... HOUSTON ...
RI unemployment rate now 6th highest in US
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 7:23:24 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's 8.8 percent unemployment rate is the sixth-highest in the country. The U.S. Department of Labor released jobless rates for all 50 states on Friday, and Rhode Island's was number six. Nevada has the ...
Germany, France seek to fight EU youth unemployment, aim for better use of existing funds
FOX News - 5/22/2013 3:49:53 PM
BERLIN – Germany and France are preparing to launch a drive to combat the problem of high European youth unemployment, which officials in Berlin say will center on trying to get business involved and make better use of already-pledged public ...
Ongoing Joblessness in North Carolina: Unemployment rate for African Americans fourth in nation, more than double the state’s white rate
I4U NEWS - 5/23/2013 4:35:49 AM
In North Carolina, where the overall unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (compared with a nati ... MAIREAD Ni Mhaonaigh has travelled the world as a singer and fiddle player with traditional group Altan, but she insists there's ...
Fall River unemployment rates among highest in state
Herald News - 5/22/2013 3:18:16 AM
the city that once was one of the largest textile producing centers in the world, will struggle with unemployment, Mellion said. This city, caught between an industrial past and an uncertain future, had one of the state’s highest unemployment rates again ...