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Spain Forecasts Unemployment Will Fall Below 27.1 Percent in 2013

Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said the 2013 unemployment rate would come in below the 27.1 percent forecast in an economic stability program sent to Brussels in April, while also predicting the country would emerge from recession in the second half of the year. continue reading »

Young Spaniards Forced to Emigrate Due to High Rate of Unemployment

The economic crisis Spain has suffered since 2008 has increased the number of young people emigrating to other countries by 41 percent, due to the lack of work prospects any time soon in a country with a jobless rate among the young of 56.14 percent. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.85 Percent in Mexico

Mexico's unemployment rate fell to 4.85 percent in February, down from 5.33 percent in the same month of last year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or Inegi, said Friday. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Unemployment Reaches 13 Percent

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan organization advocating for Millennials ages 18-29, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for January 2013. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds: continue reading »

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 5.5 Percent

Brazil's average unemployment rate last year came in at 5.5 percent, the lowest level since stricter measurement criteria were adopted in 2002, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Unemployment Rate Hits a 4-Year Low, Falls to 350,000

In the week ending December 22, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 350,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 362,000. The 4-week moving average was 356,750, a decrease of 11,250 from the previous week's revised average of 368,000. continue reading »

Something to Think About:  U.S. Farmer Can’t Find U.S. Citizens to Replace Immigrant Labor (VIDEO)

As the annual sweet corn harvest season ends, Colorado farmer, John Harold has learned something very interesting as it relates to the immigrant labor work ethic. When the season started in July Harold decided not to hire legal Mexican migrants with a H2A visas but opted to hire locally. He was motivated to do so seeing the local unemployment rate at 9.8%. With that decision he saw lines of applicants but few that could do the work and even fewer that stayed to do the work. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Weekly Jobless Claims Rises, Recent Data Show 7.6 Million Americans Receiving Unemployment

In the week ending June 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 427,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 426,000. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 28 was 3,676,000, a decrease of 71,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,747,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,719,250, a decrease of 29,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,748,250. continue reading »

Unemployment Falls to 8.8%, Two-Year Low

The Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate in March fell to 8.8 percent, which is a two-year low. The labor report showed that businesses were adding employees at the fastest two-month pace since the recession began. continue reading »

Fewer Americans Applied for Unemployment Last Week, Down by 37,000

In the week ending Jan. 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 404,000, a decrease of 37,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 441,000. The 4-week moving average was 411,750, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week's revised average of 415,750. continue reading »

Report: Austerity Policies Worsen Racial Economic Inequalities, Hit Blacks and Latinos Hardest

The official unemployment rate is 15.8 percent among Blacks and 13 percent among Latinos; Blacks earn only 57 cents for each dollar of White family income, Latinos earn 59 cents; and Blacks have only 10 cents of net wealth while Latinos have 12 cents to every dollar of net wealth that Whites have. continue reading »

Hispanic Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 12.6% versus National Rate of 9.6%

The economy added 151,000 jobs which is the most in 5 months; but not enough to change the unemployment rate which remained at 9.6%. continue reading »

On the Eve of Labor Day Employment Outlook for Latino Workers Remains Dim with 12% Unemployment Rate

As the country prepares to honor its work force on Labor Day this Monday, the employment picture in the country remains bleak. The unemployment rate rose in August for the first time in four months to 9.6%. Latinos in the country have been hit especially hard with a higher rate of unemployment at 12.1% and fewer employment opportunities especially if they are uneducated. continue reading »

On the Eve of Labor Day Employment Outlook for Latino Workers Remains Dim with 12% Unemployment Rate

As the country prepares to honor its work force on Labor Day this Monday, the employment picture in the country remains bleak. The unemployment rate rose in August for the first time in four months to 9.6%. Latinos in the country have been hit especially hard with a higher rate of unemployment at 12.1% and fewer employment opportunities especially if they are uneducated. continue reading »