Thursday, February 01, 2007

Global Employment Trends

The International Labour Organization has recently released the Global Employment Trends Brief, which states that worldwide unemployment still rests at 6.3%. For an idea of what that really means in December of 2006 (the most recent data available), for people over 15 in the United States unemployment 4.5%. That is a decrease from December of 2005, when the rate was 4.9%. (This data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics's Employment Situation Report, Table A-7.)

If you are interested in comparing unemployment rates between countries, check out the World Development Indicators database (only available to CU-affiliated users). This database provides data for many countries back to 1980.

If you would like additional labor statistics, check out the library's guide for additional sources of information.

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