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The labor market is holding steady, with a less than one percent decrease in jobs over the past year. Read more


Australia has an enviable, strong economy with the world’s fifth-highest per capita GDP. Read more


Austria’s unemployment rate is one of the lowest of all the EU’s 27 member states. Read more


While Belgium is recovering from the recent global recession, it is not quite out of economic hot water. Read more


Despite only modest growth last year, Brazil's economy is now ranked 8th in the world. Read more


The job market is expected to see only slow and slight improvement with modest job growth, particularly for management positions. Read more


Chile is one of South America's most stable nations and has one of the region's most prosperous and fastest-growing economies. Read more


China has become the world's second largest economy and is the fastest growing in the G20. Its labor market is among the most optimistic in the world. Read more

Costa Rica

The importance of agriculture in the Costa Rican economy has declined, while technology has advanced. Read more


Small- and medium-sized enterprises play an important role in the Danish economy, employing 66 percent of the Danish workforce. Read more


Finland has transformed its economy in a matter of decades to become one of the richest countries and most stable societies in the world. Read more


While a strong economic force, France’s economic fortunes depend, in large part, on the economic health of the EU. Read more


Germany is on a hiring spree and facing a shortage of skilled workers. Immigrant workers are welcomed, especially from EU countries. Read more

Hong Kong

Though hard hit by the global recession, Hong Kong recovered quickly and the general outlook is optimistic. Read more


Employers in services, manufacturing, IT and banking, and the mining and construction sectors all anticipate a stronger hiring pace this year. Read more


Ireland's economy was particularly devastated by the global financial crisis and growth is expected to be weak. Read more


Unemployment continues to drag down the Italian economy, although there has been slow but steady recovery. Read more


Japan's industrialized, free market economy is the world's fourth largest and is predicted to grow at about 3 percent this year. Read more


Mexico's economy recovered rapidly from the global recession but continues to face many challenges. Read more


Although a small country, The Netherlands boasts 12 of the global Fortune 500 companies. Read more


Nicaragua has experienced sustained growth and an increase in foreign investment in recent years. Read more


Norway’s jobless rate is quite low when compared to other European countries. Read more


English speakers who also speak Spanish are in demand as translators and interpreters in call centers. Read more


Peru's economy, one of the fastest growing in Latin America, is growing by an average 6 percent annually, twice the regional average. Read more


Singapore boasts a large talent pool with many skilled workers and a literacy rate that is more than 96 percent. Read more

South Africa

South Africa's greatest challenge continues to be its high unemployment rate. Read more

South Korea

South Korea has achieved a remarkably high level of economic growth and prosperity under an increasingly democratic form of government. Read more


Spain’s labor market has been characterized by high unemployment and a tendency to melt down during global crises. Read more


Compared to the rest of Europe, Sweden’s economy is relatively healthy. Read more


Due to the global economic slowdown, moderate growth, in the near term, is expected for the Swiss economy. Read more


The country’s unemployment rate is expected to steadily decline over the next several years. Read more


The UAE has long been the commercial and business hub of the Middle East. The IMF expects the economy to grow 3 percent this year. Read more


‘Recovery’ is the watchword of hope for cities and metropolitan areas across the US. Read more
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