Unemployment

Higher education in China – graphic of the day

The Chinese government is reexamining its higher education system as many of the college graduates who are entering the job market are often ill-equipped to fill those jobs. Today’s graphic shows higher education data in China since 2001.

higher education

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U.S. labor market participation – graphic of the day

U.S. employers kept up a strong pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level. However, the share of Americans who have jobs or are looking for one has fallen steeply, though many states have shown signs of improvement. Read everything you need to know about the May jobs report in today’s live blog.

labor market participation

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Putin’s Russia – graphic of the day

Today’s graphic looks at the Russian economy under Vladimir Putin in six charts. This month marked the 10th year of Putin’s presidency. Read the full Reuters investigates special report on how Russia does business in the Putin era.

Putin

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Credit ratings – graphic of the day

Irish bond yields dipped today after Moody’s raised the country’s rating by two notches on Friday, citing strong growth dynamics. At around 120% of GDP, Ireland still has one of the most bloated government debt burdens in the euro zone. Today’s graphic shows the long-term sovereign debt ratings for some of the world’s major economies.

credit ratings

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Banking sector jobs – graphic of the day

Today’s graphic shows the change in workforce at the top ten investment banks. It tracks the job loss or gain since the 2008 financial crisis. Which workforce shift surprises you the most?

bank jobs

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Taxes on wages rose in 2013 – graphic of the day

Taxes on wages rose across industrialized countries last year, as governments sought to reduce budget deficits increased by attempts to counteract years of economic weakness following the global financial crisis. According to the OECD, the total world taxes on wages rose to 35.9% in 2013 from 35.7% a year earlier. Today’s graphic shows the tax wedge and unemployment rate of the OECD countries.

OECD

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February U.S. Non Farm Payrolls

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Unemployment in Latin America – graphic of the day

Only 48.2% of Latin America’s young people have a formal job while 20.3% of the region’s youth population are not in employment, education or training. Today’s graphic looks at unemployment in Latin America, based on the ILO’s report, “Decent Work and Youth: Policies for Action.”

LatAm

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Salvadoran’s main concerns – graphic of the day

More than two decades after the end of the civil war, El Salvador remains deeply divided between left and right while the rise of violent street gangs has been spurred by persistent poverty and sluggish economic growth. Today’s graphic shows the main concerns of Salvadorans based on a poll of the key problems in the country.

el salvador

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France’s vital signs – graphic of the day

France’s economic picture is among the weakest of the main rich nations. Today’s graphic uses five charts to show how France has a lethal combination of high social expenditure, low average working hours, a heavy debt burden, increasing unemployment and decreasing consumer confidence. Make sure to check out the Reuters special report on how Peugeot and France ran out of gas.

France

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