Unemployment

Has the U.S. economy really recovered? How many people worldwide have great jobs? Gallup.com tackled these and other questions in 2016.

Unemployment can be particularly devastating for young adults in high-income countries.

The 43% of Americans who say it is a good time to find a quality job is generally in sync with what would be expected, based on current U.S. unemployment rates hovering near 5%.

One factor has the greatest influence on women's decision to stay in the workforce or leave: children.

Twenty-five million U.S. adults are invisible in media coverage of the widely reported 4.9% official unemployment rate.

About four in 10 Americans (39%) in August say it is a good time to find a quality job, down slightly from 43% in July.

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs rate was 47.1% in July and unemployment was 5.1%, the best rates Gallup has recorded for each since 2010. Workforce participation was 67.8%, the highest since June 2013.

The State of Local and State Government Workers' Engagement report shows a median of 29% of local and state government employees across the U.S. are engaged at work and provides a snapshot of the engagement situation in 43 states.

By focusing on job creation through small-business startups, the EU can make its annual €21 billion bailout of unemployed young adults a success.