Record Global Unemployment in 2009| 2mins
Director: ILO | Producer: ILO
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Switzerland
The number of jobless worldwide reached nearly 212 million in 2009, following an unprecedented increase of 34 million compared to 2007, on the eve of the global crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in its annual Global Employment Trends report. "The increase that we've seen is the largest since we began tracking these global and regional trends in 1991 and in some countries we actually know this increase in unemployment is the largest they've seen since the Great Depression," said Lawrence Jeffrey Johnson, who directed the publication of the report.