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6. Harmonised unemployment rates

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11 June 2014
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Economics: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-384x - © OECD 2014

Harmonised unemployment rates
As percentage of active population, seasonally adjusted
‌‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
 Nov 
 Dec 
 Jan 
 Feb 
 Mar 
 Apr 
Australia
5.2
 
5.7
 
5.8
 
5.9
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
5.8
 
5.8
 
Austria
4.4
 
4.9
 
5.0
 
5.0
 
5.0
 
4.9
 
4.9
 
4.9
 
Belgium
7.6
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
Canada
7.2
 
7.1
 
6.9
 
7.2
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
6.9
 
6.9
 
Chile
6.4
 
5.9
 
6.1
 
6.5
 
6.4
 
6.4
 
6.1
 
..
 
Czech Republic
7.0
 
7.0
 
6.8
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
6.6
 
6.5
 
Denmark
7.5
 
7.0
 
6.8
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
6.9
 
6.6
 
6.5
 
Estonia
10.0
 
8.6
 
8.8
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
..
 
Finland
7.7
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.4
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
France
9.8
 
10.3
 
10.2
 
10.2
 
10.3
 
10.4
 
10.4
 
10.4
 
Germany
5.5
 
5.3
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
Greece
24.3
 
27.3
 
27.5
 
27.1
 
26.6
 
26.5
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
10.9
 
10.2
 
9.3
 
8.7
 
8.2
 
7.9
 
7.8
 
..
 
Iceland
6.0
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
..
 
Ireland
14.7
 
13.1
 
12.2
 
12.0
 
12.1
 
12.1
 
12.0
 
11.9
 
Israel 1
6.9
 
6.2
 
5.6
 
5.9
 
5.9
 
5.8
 
5.8
 
5.6
 
Italy
10.7
 
12.2
 
12.7
 
12.5
 
12.7
 
12.7
 
12.6
 
12.6
 
Japan
4.4
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
Korea
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.0
 
3.1
 
3.2
 
3.9
 
3.5
 
3.7
 
Luxembourg
5.1
 
5.8
 
6.0
 
6.1
 
6.1
 
6.1
 
6.1
 
6.1
 
Mexico
5.0
 
4.9
 
4.6
 
4.8
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
5.1
 
5.0
 
Netherlands
5.3
 
6.7
 
6.9
 
7.0
 
7.1
 
7.3
 
7.2
 
7.2
 
New Zealand
6.9
 
6.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Norway
3.2
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.3
 
..
 
Poland
10.1
 
10.3
 
10.1
 
10.0
 
10.0
 
9.9
 
9.8
 
9.7
 
Portugal
15.8
 
16.5
 
15.3
 
15.2
 
15.0
 
14.9
 
14.8
 
14.6
 
Slovak Republic
14.0
 
14.2
 
14.1
 
14.1
 
14.0
 
14.0
 
14.0
 
14.0
 
Slovenia
8.9
 
10.2
 
9.6
 
9.7
 
9.8
 
9.7
 
9.6
 
9.6
 
Spain
24.8
 
26.1
 
25.8
 
25.6
 
25.4
 
25.3
 
25.2
 
25.1
 
Sweden
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.2
 
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.2
 
Switzerland
4.2
 
4.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Turkey
8.2
 
8.7
 
8.8
 
8.5
 
8.2
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
United Kingdom
7.9
 
7.5
 
7.1
 
7.1
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
..
 
..
 
United States
8.1
 
7.4
 
7.0
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.3
 
European Union
10.5
 
10.8
 
10.7
 
10.6
 
10.6
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
10.4
 
Euro Area
11.3
 
12.0
 
11.9
 
11.8
 
11.8
 
11.8
 
11.8
 
11.7
 
Major-seven
7.4
 
7.1
 
6.9
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.5
 
OECD-Total
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.7
 
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.5
 
7.5
 
7.4
 
Last updated: 11 June 2014; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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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:
2012-2014

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