Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate represents the percentage of the total workforce, between the working ages of 15-64, who are unemployed, but who are actively seeking work, in a specified period (monthly or yearly usually). It is calculated by dividing the number of unemployed individuals by those currently working, in a specified period. This is a closely watched measure for governments around the world, because it is a key gauge of how economies are performing.

A very low unemployment rate signals a strong economy and is used as a barometer for wage inflation and capacity utilization. A very high unemployment rate is a sign of a weak economy, including slacking capacity and falling wages.

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By Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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By Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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By Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Economic Collapse: Italy Youth Unemployment Hits Record High 44.2%

By Saturday, August 1, 2015
Italy Youth Unemployment Hits Record High 44 PercentImage by Tax Credits
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