Unemployment

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.

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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.

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European unemployment rates – graphic of the day

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.

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U.S. manufacturing jobs – graphic of the day

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.

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Canada unemployment – graphic of the day

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.

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Euro zone youth unemployment – graphic of the day

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.

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Nonfarm payrolls and unemployment – graphic of the day

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.

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Italy economic overview – graphic of the day

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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Scaling two summits – graphic of the day

Today’s graphic looks at the S&P 500′s road to new highs in 2007 and 2013 and three key economic indicators. What story do you think these charts tell about the US economy?

U.S. nonfarm payrolls and unemployment – graphic of the day

The U.S. Labor Department reported that the economy added 157,000 jobs in January and also published revisions to its payrolls data going back to 2008. In 2012 alone, 335,000 more jobs were created than previously reported.

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The jobless rate rose to 7.9% in January. However, the percentage of unemployed who have been out of work 27 weeks or longer fell to 38.1% and the average unemployment duration dropped 35.3 weeks, the lowest since December 2010. (more…)