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June 16, 2011

US Unemployment Rate :June 2011 Comparison Chart

AMERICA'S recovery is now two years old, and new state-level GDP data reveal that most state economies are growing once again. Not everyone is growing at the same speed, however. In 2010, the Northeast and Midwest enjoyed relatively strong performances. New York and Massachusetts grew by 5.1% and 4.2%, respectively. According to the Economist,the Southeast and the West fared worse. Florida's economy grew just 1.4%, and Nevada's continued to shrink. Unemployment trends reflected varying growth experiences. Labour markets are relatively strong in the Northeast and improving rapidly across the Rust Belt. Jobless rates remain high across America's Sun Belt.

As the 2012 election campaigns warm up, the economic map looms large. Rapid improvement in the hard-hit industrial heartland may boost support for President Obama in bellwether states like Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. But the president may struggle to fend off a Republican challenger in struggling swing states like Colorado, Florida, and Nevada. Economic discomfort is sufficiently widespread to have incumbents everywhere feeling nervous.

May 16, 2011

Women and Media Jobs: Infographic

This Infographic on women in Media comes from " Visualeconomics "Among the seven regions, the ranking from highest number of women employed in upper management to the lowest numbers are as follows:
1.     Eastern Europe – 48%
2.     Nordic Europe – 43.4%
3.     Western Europe –  43.20%
4.     Sub-Saharan Africa – 41.7%
5.     The Americas – 36.8%
6.     Middle East and North Africa – 35.1%
7.     Asia and Oceana – 20.7%
If you combined, all the statistical data into one huge lump sum, then roughly 35.1% of women across the world are employed in positions of some authority.
But even if women are employed in larger numbers in a given region, does that mean their salaries are high too? How do they rate when stacked up against male colleagues in the same field? Well, let’s look at the average salary for women in top-level management in each region:

Nordic Europe – $109,230.20
Eastern Europe – $27,300.28
Western Europe – $374,324.69
The Americas – $89,242.23
Sub Saharan Africa – $28,300.34
Middle East and Northern Africa – $18,332.14
Asia and Oceania – $41,986.59

In most regions, women employed in top-level management earn significantly less than their male colleagues. In the Americas, for example, men earn an average of $115,934.37. The only regions that did not follow this trend is Asia and Oceania, where men earn, on average, approximately $6000 less per year than women. So while Eastern Europe may lead the pack when it comes to promoting female employees, they earn much less on average than men in the same fields – a trend that is echoed in almost every other continent

February 4, 2011

Infographic On GDP Forecast Across The world

THE OECD expects average GDP growth among its mostly rich members to slow from 2.8% in 2010 to 2.3% in 2011, before bouncing back to 2.8% in 2012. GDP growth in America and Britain should follow this pattern, with a slowdown in 2011 followed by acceleration the following year. But for Japan and Germany, growth in 2012 is expected to be slower than in 2011. Australia and Poland have more to look forward to, with growth expected to speed up in each of the next two years. ( )

February 3, 2011