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Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:50 pm

In Central Florida it's probably around near 10% now, considering Florida was at 9.1% even before yesterday's report and C. fla probably has a bit higher unemployment than other parts of the state.

Would be interesting to see how different areas nationally and internationally compare.
 
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Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:04 pm

I don't know about other countries in the world but here in England we do tend to hide our unemployment. It seems to me one in five males are unemployed but they are supposed to be ill or doing courses or some sort of leave.

Until wages rise and retail prices are controlled there seems little point in working at all.
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Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:10 pm

Houston, TX is running at 6.5% up from 5.6%. Texas as a state is at 6.4%
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Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:46 pm

Veneto Region (Venice), less than 3%.
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:25 pm

In Lombardy (Italy), last year the unemployment rate was about 3,7%. Now, according to some unions there could be about 250,000 jobs at risk (the Region has 10,000,000 inhabitants).
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:35 pm

Just about 11.6% in Michigan and going up at a steady pace Sad The city I live in, Ann Arbor, is the lowest in the state but still around 5-6%.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:47 pm

Oregon's unemployment is so very different from county to county. Columbia County (northwest of Portland) is over 10%, but Harney County (far Southeast) and Crook County (Central) are 15% and Douglas County (Southwest) is about 14.5%. But, both Crook and Harney County only have populations of about 5000 or so. I think Oregon, as a whole, is about 8.5%.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:51 pm

In the Netherlands it's about 4.5%, datais from CBS based on 4th quarter of 2008. That means about 304.000 unemployed, up 3.000 unemployed when compared with 3rd quarter 2008.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:35 am

In my country (Kosova) it is close to 50 %, but these are unofficial fact, cause there are many people hired and are not declared by they employee to avoid TAX and other stuff.
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:22 am

We win in the US! Michigan 11.6%
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:36 am



Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 9):
We win in the US! Michigan 11.6%

You win, so far. In R.I. 10.3% in January 09.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:27 am

Seattle is 6.3%
Washington State is 6.5%

why does it feel worse?

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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:48 am

In Switzerland it's 3.3 % right now, which is a considerable rise....
In the state I live in it's 2.9 %...
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:51 pm



Quoting KirkSeattle (Reply 11):
why does it feel worse?

Probably because the media is covering it ad naseum

Just a guess...
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:10 pm

Just a quick remark, there are considerable differences in determining the rate of unemployment across the world. The rates posted here may not be comparable at all.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:16 pm

In Finland the rate is 7,0%, about the same than a year back. The recession hasn't hit Finland in a full force yet, tough the export sector is suffering.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:17 pm

Kosovo, the country where do I live, unemployment rate goes up to 30%, nearly 40%!!!

Hope for better days!

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Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:26 pm



Quoting Rara (Reply 14):
Just a quick remark, there are considerable differences in determining the rate of unemployment across the world. The rates posted here may not be comparable at all.

Yes because they are all different and no because in the end they come back to the ILO defintion of work as being basically one hour a week. Not that the ILO is very keen to give an account that actually lets you know what the criteria are!!

http://laborsta.ilo.org/applv8/data/iloce.pdf

Australia Jan 09 4.6 up from 4.5% in Dec 08. But employed persons rose in that period by 9,800 but seasonally adjusted only 1,200!!
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
Estimates are that if you were to include those "statisticked " out of the figures it would be about 8 or 9% that would be allowing for discouraged and underemployed.

So the percentage unemployed might be 4.6% but the % EMPLOYED is more like 92%.
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:56 pm

Quoting Rara (Reply 14):
Just a quick remark, there are considerable differences in determining the rate of unemployment across the world. The rates posted here may not be comparable at all.

That must be true.
I forgot to ad that so called 'temporary lay-offs' are typical in Finland. If your employer is in troubles, you don't necessarily loose your job right away. Your job will be 'freezed' for a certain period of time and state pays you unemployment money meanwhile.
If the times change, you can get your old job back.

[Edited 2009-03-08 08:57:48]
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:46 pm



Quoting Rara (Reply 14):
Just a quick remark, there are considerable differences in determining the rate of unemployment across the world. The rates posted here may not be comparable at all.

In Europe we could look at Eurostat's statistics, I suppose.
 
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Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:30 pm

February 2009

Bad Toelz:: 4.5%
Bavaria: 5.1%
Berlin: 14.4% - ouch
Germany: 8.5%
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:45 pm

On the Eurostat's website I've found the regional unemployment rates of the European countries between 2001 and 2007:
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm...lugin=1&language=en&pcode=tgs00010

Italy (2007):

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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:48 pm

Wisconsin is 7.6% right now, metro Milwaukee is at 7.1%. We're hurting, but compared to my family in Michigan, it's not so bad.
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:00 pm

15% here in Catalonia. And I'm one of them  Sad
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:08 pm

Iowa is 4.6 per cent but in some counties with one big employer it's higher than that.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:08 pm

Massachusetts is at 7.4%

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2009/03/02/daily46.html

Luckily, I am still 100% employed in two places...so boo yeah
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:24 pm

The unemployment in our area is around 9%. The zip code we live in, in fact, has the highest unemployment rate in the state of Ohio.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:30 pm

It's very ugly in the central valley of California:

Bakersfield: 11.8%
Madera: 11.9%
Stockton: 13.0%
Fresno: 13.2%
Modesto: 13.6%
Visalia-Porterville: 14.3%
Merced: 15.5%

Of the 369 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the US, these are all in the top 17 for unemployment.  Sad
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:18 pm

Unemlpoyment has gone up the last 3 months or so by about 0.2-0.5% in all parts of Belgium
for example, at the end of Februari my region (Flanders) went up from 3.9 -> 4.3% which is a rather steep climb.

http://www.werk.be/assets/werk.be/cijfers-en-onderzoek/cijfers/conjunctuur/DONE114_Grafiek1.jpg

[Edited 2009-03-08 15:18:50]
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:44 am



Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 10):
Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 9):
We win in the US! Michigan 11.6%

You win, so far. In R.I. 10.3% in January 09.

I was just going to chirp in with 10% for RI, but was beaten to it! (2nd highest in the country when I heard it, 2 weeks ago or so).

Just out of curiosity, anyone from NH know what it is there?
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Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:07 am



Quoting AirCatalonia (Reply 23):
15% here in Catalonia. And I'm one of them

Homage to your country, mi amigo.

That was a small pun, but I certainly hope you find your feet. I have been laid off and fired a bunch of times in my life (seven or so that I can remember) and it never is a good time but I can tell you one thing with absolute certainty.

It focuses the mind wonderfully on what is important and what needs doing. All of a sudden there are no questions about the priority that things may take. That's all taken care of, and the result is slimmed down, uncomplicated, and focused thinking that has only one thing in mind and that is takin' care of da business.

The firings and layoffs that I have had, taking the long view, have usually led to something far better. They have all served to refocus me on self reliance and getting my own iron rice bowl.

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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:46 am

Where I live, the island of Jersey, the unemployment rate (as at June 2008) was slightly over 2%, or 438 people. (The island's population is about 90%).

Next figures due out next month; they will probably be a good bit higher.
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:55 am

Rogers, TX is 5.2%

and in Temple, TX its 4.0%

 Smile

The recession (for the most part) hasn't really hit the lone star state, quite that bad.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:07 pm

So true Baroque!!


Its not a matter of who is unemployed, but rather who is categorised or qualifies to be labelled 'Unemployed'.

Most people out of work are not considered 'Unemployed'.

Its a case of elimination  Smile
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:34 pm



Quoting Cragley (Reply 33):
Its not a matter of who is unemployed, but rather who is categorised or qualifies to be labelled 'Unemployed'.

Oh well, there are at least two of us underwhelmed at the stats that are put out and worshipped with such remarkable fervour.

There was a huge fuss about this here under the Howard government (which was trying a few extra wheezes to reduce the numbers) but in the end it came down to the waffle from the ILO which as I wrote translates in the end to one hours work a week and you are "employed".

Since the whole basis for the unemployment stats is a marvellously fanciful recalculation of the results of a survey, you would suppose it would not be too difficult to do one of the recalculations that would represent the % REALLY really employed. I mean if you can work out the seasonally adjusted unemployment (as our lot do every time) surely the % actually employed would be of interest to someone - other than thee and me!!

The other question that should be asked on this thread, has anyone here every been subject to one of these surveys? I never have. And when you look at the stats by regions, you would suppose that relatively small populations should be regularly surveyed, but I have never even heard of anyone who has been asked!
 
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:19 pm

Where I have lived in Argentina (Mendoza), is 4.0% in the first weeks of 2009. Mendoza has had a lower rate than the national number for the last 10-15 years.

Its also fair to say underemployment, those who want or need more work, is probably 15% even as high as 20%. But that's always been a problem global crisis or not.

Mendoza has a booming (and I mean booming) fine wine industry, which is spreading the wealth all over the province and not just in one place like oil, a shopping mall, or a factory. This is creating the boom in wine tourism. Mendoza already had important adventure tourism with Aconcagua and rafting, and winter tourism with the ski resorts like Las Leñas. So you wine tour in the fall, ski in winter, visit the city and shop in spring, and wine hop and mountain climb in summer. And the world's largest and increasingly most famous wine festival. Now that's a great package...

It has oil reserves and huge investment are being made there, it has minerals, and the retail and service sectors are investing big $ in 5 star hotels and malls. Many other fruits are grown and organic exports are growing. Mendoza being close to economic model Chile helps when the rest of Argentina is not doing as well, but then when Chile slows down as in the last couple of years growth in Argentina helps. Mendoza has ar reputation for great economic management, it did not default on debt back in the 2001 crisis.

The biggest problem is crime, such economic growth is creating sprawling suburbs and downtown development but still that 20-30% of the population is excluded and the wealth disparities create resentment.
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RE: Post The Unemployment Rate In Your Area

Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:51 am

Canada: 7.7% ( http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-su...ur-travail/lfs-epa/lfs-epa-eng.htm )

Ottawa: 4.1%
Gatineau: 5.8%

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