International Unemployment Rates Predicted to Rise

A new report from the International Labour Organization predicts growing worldwide unemployment.

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  • 51 million: Estimated number of workers who could lose their jobs in 2009
  • 18 million: Estimated best-case-scenario number of job losses for 2009
  • 198 million: Estimated best-case-scenario total number of unemployed in 2009
  • 6: Percent estimate of the workers who were unemployed but looking for a job in 2008
  • 7.1: Worst-case-scenario percentage estimate of unemployed workers in 2009

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Source: International Labour Organization