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.”
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.
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.
The euro zone unemployment rate was flat in August after easing in July for the first time in two years, showing the budding economic recovery was starting to have a positive impact on the labor market. Today’s graphic breaks down the unemployment rates for all the European countries.
Employment growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector has been anemic in recent years, despite the economic rebound and the surge in fracking, which has created a big new market for industrial products. Today, U.S. plants employ nearly 2 million fewer workers than they did when the recession began. Today’s graphic is a snapshot of U.S. manufacturing jobs from 1990 to the present.
Canada’s economy added 95,000 jobs in May – the biggest gain in 11 years – and the jobless rate fell to 7.1%. Today’s graphic shows the monthly change in employment and compares Canada’s unemployment to that of the US.
The unemployment rate among Europeans aged 15-24 edged higher in Q1 of this year, as 23.5% of the youth in the EU27 were jobless. Today’s graphic breaks down the unemployment rate by countries in the EU27.
Nonfarm payrolls surged by 236,000 jobs last month easily beating economists’ expectations for a gain of 160,000. Unemployment fell to 7.7%, from 7.9 percent in January, the lowest since December 2008. Today features a double dose of graphics summarizing the NFP report and tracking unemployment over the last 5 years.
Italy’s stunned political parties searched for a way forward after an inconclusive election gave no one a parliamentary majority. Financial markets fell sharply at the prospect of a stalemate and threatening prolonged instability and a renewal of the European financial crisis. Today’s graphic is a snapshot of the Italian economy using eight key economic indicators.
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