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Unemployment

Unemployment occurs when a person is available and willing to work but currently without work. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is defined as the percentage of those in the labor force who are unemployed. The unemployment rate is also used in economic studies and economic indices such as the United States' Conference Board's Index of Leading Indicators as a measure of the state of macroeconomics. Read More

Articles About Unemployment

Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF

By IBTimes AU

UNICEF found that children are now below the poverty line even in the most affluent countries in the world. (10:33 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Anti-abortion activists protest in San Francisco, California
Developed Countries Ignorant about Social Issues like Teenage Pregnancy and Immigration: Research

By IBTimes AU

The Ipsos Mori survey reveals that developed countries either overestimate or underestimate its problems. (10:03 am)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA, POLAND

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R), Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (L) and FIFA President Sepp Blatter take part in the official hand over ceremony for the 2018 World Cup scheduled to take place in Russia, in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
Dilma Rousseff Wins Brazil's Presidential Election With A Slender Margin: Economic Revival To Be Her Biggest Challenge

By IBTimes AU

The pro-business rival failed to dent Rousseff''s support base comprising weaker sections who are the beneficiaries of welfarism. (Oct 29)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

Margot Robbie
‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Star Margot Robbie Rules Out Nude Scenes in Future Films

By IBTimes AU

Margot Robbie accepted the Breakthrough Award at the Australians in Film Award ceremony. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES

Honda's latest version of the Asimo humanoid robot shakes hands during a presentation
Artificial Intelligence Man's 'Existential Threat'; Elon Musk Warns of AI Development Dangers [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has warned that developing artificial intelligence is like summoning the "demon." (Oct 27)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS

The national flag of China flutters behind a fence of the headquarters of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Beijing, in this July 12, 2013
Global Markets Overview – October 24, 2014

By IG Markets

Equities bounced back strongly in a move triggered by a round of PMI prints from China and the eurozone. This eased some of the global growth concerns that had escalated recently and the gains managed to extend through US trade as earnings continued to impress. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MICROSOFT, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, CATERPILLAR

Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming in this file photo taken March 14, 2014. The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to fe
BHP Billiton Open $3.4B Caval Ridge Coal Mine In Bowen Basin

By IBTimes AU

Despite the low price of coal in the international market, mining giant BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) pushed through on Monday with the opening of its $3.4-billion Caval Ridge coal mine in Bowen Basin, Queensland. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, CHINA, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20, TONY ABBOTT

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 10, 2014

By Comsec

In the US, new claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,000 in the latest week to 287,000, below forecasts for a result near 294,000. Wholesale sales fell 0.7% in August (forecast +0.7%) while inventories rose by 0.3% (forecast 0. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, DOW JONES, FTSE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivers opening remarks at the inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture in Washington July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
Australia Expected to Have Second Worst Unemployment Rate in Coming Years Ahead of Philippines

By IBTimes AU

The IMF has released its latest world economic outlook report. Australia was revealed as having the second worst jobless rate in the Asia-Pacific region ahead of the Philippines. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IMF, GDP, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

A garbage collector pulls his cart at a shantytown in Buenos Aires May 3, 2014
Recession 2014 Watch: Jobs In The U.S. Grow But Europe Concerns Remain

By IBTimes AU

Some indicators from the U.S point to some resilience in the economy but the possibility of a global recession remains. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, RETAIL, RUSSIA, UKRAINE