Folgen der Wirtschaftskrise: Harte Arbeitslosenzahlen aus den USA

gestern von einer bekannten gehört, die gerade in hamburg ist, aber momentan eigentlich in barcelona lebt. die wundert sich, wieviel geld die leute hier noch haben. in spanien sind 17% der menschen arbeitslos und das macht sich wohl auch deutlich im stadtbild sichtbar.

Broader Measure of Unemployment Stands at 17.5% – NYTimes.com

In all, more than one out of every six workers — 17.5 percent — were unemployed or underemployed in October. The previous recorded high was 17.1 percent, in December 1982.

This includes the officially unemployed, who have looked for work in the last four weeks. It also includes discouraged workers, who have looked in the past year, as well as millions of part-time workers who want to be working full time.

The official jobless rate — 10.2 percent in October, up from 9.8 percent in September — remains lower than the early 1980s peak of 10.8 percent.