Unemployment Around The World


Gallup has a new interactive map on global employment (screenshot above). Felix Salmon's summary:

US unemployment, on this measure, is in the double-digit range significantly above the global average of 7%. Meanwhile, Germany, with a much stronger social safety net, has unemployment of less than 5%. (Remember, these aren’t official national statistics, they’re Gallup’s attempt to apply the same yardstick to all countries.)