Friday, 9 September 2011

The quest for jobs

A LITTLE geographical imagination helps to convey the scale of joblessness in the West.

If the 44m people who are unemployed in the mainly rich members of the OECD lived in one country, its population would be similar to Spains. In Spain itself, which has the Wests highest jobless rate (21%), the number of people without work matches the combined population of Madrid and Barcelona. In America the 14m people officially jobless would form the


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