Global Population Cries Foul Over High Rates Of Unemployment

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Gallup’s Good Jobs employment rate — the percentage of the total adult global population who work at least 30 hours per week for an employer — remained stagnant worldwide at 26 percent in 2014. Sub-Saharan Africa continued to have the lowest regional rate at 11 percent, while the the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) had the second-lowest rate, at 18 percent. Northern America continued to have the highest percentage of adults working full time for an employer in 2014, at 44 percent.


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*SURVEY METHOD: Results are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with approximately 1,000 adults in each country, aged 15 and older, conducted from 2009 to 2014. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error ranged from ±2.1 percentage points to ±5.6 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. The margin of error reflects the influence of data weighting. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

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