Unemployment rate

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Sweden – The unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent in January 2017 and varies in different parts of the country

Where you live in Sweden can have a significant impact on your likelihood of being unemployed, the latest figures from national employment agency Arbetsförmedlingen show. While the unemployment rate for Sweden as a whole dropped to 7.8 percent in January 2017 compared to 8 percent a year prior, the agency’s stats show that the rate … Continue reading

US by State – The unemployment rate before and after the great recession

Even before the recession, there was a huge range in unemployment rates among states. Most of the dozen states that have seen their unemployment rates fall since before the recession have benefited from the recent boom in the oil and gas business. Many of the states where the unemployment rate is much higher than it … Continue reading

US Map – 20 cities with less than 4% unemployment

Twenty metropolitan areas with unemployment rates below 4 percent Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Map: 20 US cities with less than 4% unemployment – Vox.

(Update) Canada, July 2014 Job Report – An error has been detected says StatCan

An error has been detected in the processing of the August 8 Labour Force Survey release. This error impacts only the July 2014 estimates. The source of the error has been identified and corrected estimates will be released on Friday, August 15, 2014. Statistics Canada takes this matter very seriously and is immediately launching a review of the data verification processes … Continue reading

Unemployment in US State-by-State : 38 Years in one map

A new map—presented as a GIF—is putting unemployment rates in historical context. Courtesy of Metric Maps, the image shows how unemployment rates have changed state-by-state from 1976 to 2014. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at 38 Years of Unemployment Data Displayed in One Map.

US Job Report for July 2014 – Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 and UR little changed at 6.2 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade, and construction. Household Survey Data Both the unemployment rate (6.2 percent) and the number of unemployed persons … Continue reading

South Africa – Unemployment at 25.5 in Q2 with our counting the 2,419,000 discouraged job seekers

The unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percent between the first and second quarters of this year to reach 25.5 percent, Statistics SA said yesterday.  The increase in the number of unemployed has resulted in an increase in the unemployment rate above pre-recessionary levels. The Quarterly Labour Force Survey revealed that almost 5.2 million people were … Continue reading

US – The short-term unemployment rate has returned to its pre-recession average, so what ?

Because the short-term unemployment rate has returned to its pre-recession average, one important implication—if the hypothesis that the long-term unemployed are largely on the margins of the labor market is correct—is that further declines in short-term unemployment would be expected to be associated with rising inflation and stronger real wage growth. So has this trend … Continue reading

Unemployment in Finland – Rose to 9.2 percent from 7.8 percent a year ago

New figures show that levels of joblessness in June rose to 9.2 percent from 7.8 percent a year previously, with the manufacturing sector particularly feeling the brunt of job losses. Education was found to have enjoyed the largest gains in workforce numbers, despite the continuing overall trend of growing unemployment. via Education sector gains jobs despite overall … Continue reading

US – Why Is Veteran Unemployment So High?

According to official statistics, the unemployment rate of young military veterans ages 18-24 reached 29 percent in 2011. Five facts about veteran unemployment: The unemployment rate of veterans ages 18–65 is higher than the unemployment rate of similarly situated non-veterans. In the CPS, the difference between veteran and non-veteran youth (ages 18–24) unem- ployment increased … Continue reading

Greece – Q1 unemployment stable at 27.8 pct

Greeces jobless rate remained unchanged at 27.8 percent in the first three months of the year compared to the previous quarter, data from the countrys statistics service showed on Thursday.   About 71 percent of Greeces 1.34 million jobless are long-term unemployed, meaning they have been out of work for at least 12 months, the … Continue reading

Ireland – Unemployment rate falls by 0.2% in the quarter

The change, from 12.2% to 12%, failed to reach a 11.8% rate estimated in recent claims data. Unemployment fell for the eighth quarter in a row from a high of 15.1%, but did not match the eurozone average of 11.8%. via BBC News – Ireland unemployment rate falls by 0.2% in the quarter.

US – A Map of unemployment rates by County (2013 average)

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US – Unemployment dynamics and the duration of unemployment

Suppose you divided workers into two groups, which we designate as type H and type L, and conjectured that the number of newly unemployed workers each month represents a mixture of the two types and further that there are differences in the probabilities that each of the two types will be successful in finding jobs. … Continue reading

Where Is The Economic Improvement In Spain – Unemployment rate up at 25.9 percent in Q1

Spain’s unemployment rate edged higher in the first quarter, data showed on Tuesday, as a slow economic recovery failed to offset a traditionally bad three months for job creation in the tourism-dependent country.  The rate rose to 25.9 percent, according to the National Statistics Institute, up from a revised 25.7 percent in the previous quarter. … Continue reading

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