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6. Harmonised unemployment rates

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Economics: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-384x - © OECD 2013

Harmonised unemployment rates
As percentage of active population, seasonally adjusted
‌‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
 Jan 
 Feb 
 Mar 
 Apr 
 May 
 Jun 
Australia
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.6
 
5.6
 
5.6
 
5.7
 
Austria
4.1
 
4.4
 
4.9
 
5.0
 
4.8
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
4.6
 
Belgium
7.2
 
7.6
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
8.5
 
8.6
 
8.6
 
8.7
 
Canada
7.5
 
7.2
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
7.2
 
7.2
 
7.1
 
7.1
 
Chile
7.1
 
6.4
 
6.5
 
6.3
 
6.4
 
6.2
 
6.0
 
..
 
Czech Republic
6.7
 
7.0
 
7.1
 
7.2
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
6.8
 
Denmark
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.2
 
7.1
 
6.9
 
7.0
 
6.8
 
6.7
 
Estonia
12.6
 
10.1
 
9.8
 
9.3
 
8.7
 
8.3
 
8.0
 
..
 
Finland
7.8
 
7.7
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.0
 
France
9.6
 
10.3
 
10.8
 
10.8
 
10.8
 
10.8
 
10.9
 
11.0
 
Germany
6.0
 
5.5
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
Greece
17.7
 
24.3
 
26.4
 
26.6
 
26.8
 
26.9
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
11.0
 
10.9
 
11.1
 
11.1
 
10.6
 
10.4
 
10.4
 
..
 
Iceland
7.1
 
6.0
 
5.7
 
5.7
 
5.7
 
5.7
 
5.8
 
5.8
 
Ireland
14.7
 
14.7
 
13.8
 
13.7
 
13.6
 
13.5
 
13.6
 
13.5
 
Israel 1
5.6
 
6.9
 
6.5
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
6.9
 
6.9
 
6.9
 
Italy
8.4
 
10.7
 
11.9
 
11.8
 
11.9
 
12.0
 
12.2
 
12.1
 
Japan
4.6
 
4.4
 
4.2
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.1
 
4.1
 
3.9
 
Korea
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
Luxembourg
4.8
 
5.0
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
5.5
 
5.6
 
5.7
 
5.7
 
Mexico
5.2
 
5.0
 
5.2
 
4.9
 
4.9
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
Netherlands
4.5
 
5.3
 
6.0
 
6.2
 
6.4
 
6.5
 
6.6
 
6.8
 
New Zealand
6.5
 
6.9
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Norway
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.6
 
3.5
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
..
 
..
 
Poland
9.7
 
10.1
 
10.6
 
10.6
 
10.7
 
10.7
 
10.7
 
10.6
 
Portugal
12.9
 
15.9
 
17.6
 
17.6
 
17.6
 
17.8
 
17.6
 
17.4
 
Slovak Republic
13.7
 
14.0
 
14.3
 
14.2
 
14.1
 
14.2
 
14.3
 
14.5
 
Slovenia
8.2
 
8.9
 
10.3
 
10.6
 
11.0
 
11.2
 
11.3
 
11.2
 
Spain
21.6
 
25.1
 
26.3
 
26.4
 
26.4
 
26.5
 
26.4
 
26.3
 
Sweden
7.8
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
8.3
 
7.9
 
8.0
 
Switzerland
4.0
 
4.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Turkey
8.8
 
8.2
 
8.4
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
..
 
..
 
United Kingdom
8.0
 
7.9
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
7.7
 
7.7
 
..
 
..
 
United States
9.0
 
8.1
 
7.9
 
7.7
 
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
European Union
9.7
 
10.5
 
10.9
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
Euro Area
10.1
 
11.4
 
12.0
 
12.0
 
12.1
 
12.1
 
12.1
 
12.1
 
Major-seven
7.7
 
7.4
 
7.4
 
7.3
 
7.2
 
7.2
 
7.3
 
7.2
 
OECD-Total
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
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Source: Labour force statistics, Main Economic Indicators (database)
 

This table includes data on harmonised unemployment rates as percentage of civilian labour force, seasonally adjusted. The table is part of the key tables collection on economics.

Years covered: :
2011-2013

Countries covered: 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Euro Area
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
 
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