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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2013

Unemployment rate
% of labour force
‌‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Australia
5.1
 
4.9
 
4.5
 
4.3
 
5.7
 
5.3
 
5.2
 
5.4
 
Austria
5.2
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
3.9
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
4.2
 
4.4
 
Belgium
8.5
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
8.0
 
8.4
 
7.2
 
7.6
 
Canada
6.8
 
6.4
 
6.1
 
6.2
 
8.4
 
8.1
 
7.5
 
7.3
 
Chile
8.3
 
7.9
 
7.4
 
8.0
 
10.0
 
8.4
 
7.4
 
6.7
 
Czech Republic
8.0
 
7.2
 
5.4
 
4.4
 
6.8
 
7.4
 
6.8
 
7.0
 
Denmark
4.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.5
 
6.1
 
7.6
 
7.7
 
7.7
 
Estonia
8.1
 
6.0
 
4.8
 
5.6
 
14.0
 
17.2
 
12.7
 
10.3
 
Finland
8.4
 
7.7
 
6.9
 
6.4
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
7.9
 
7.8
 
France
8.9
 
8.9
 
8.0
 
7.4
 
9.2
 
9.4
 
9.3
 
9.9
 
Germany
11.3
 
10.4
 
8.7
 
7.6
 
7.8
 
7.2
 
6.0
 
5.5
 
Greece
10.0
 
9.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
9.6
 
12.7
 
17.9
 
24.5
 
Hungary
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.4
 
7.9
 
10.1
 
11.2
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
Iceland
2.7
 
3.0
 
2.3
 
3.0
 
7.4
 
7.7
 
7.2
 
6.2
 
Ireland
4.8
 
4.7
 
4.9
 
5.9
 
12.5
 
14.1
 
14.9
 
15.3
 
Israel 1
9.2
 
8.5
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
7.7
 
6.8
 
5.7
 
7.0
 
Italy
7.8
 
6.9
 
6.2
 
6.8
 
7.9
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
10.8
 
Japan
4.6
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
4.8
 
4.6
 
Korea
3.9
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
3.5
 
3.3
 
Luxembourg
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.1
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
4.4
 
4.9
 
5.2
 
Mexico
3.6
 
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.0
 
Netherlands
5.3
 
4.3
 
3.6
 
3.0
 
3.7
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
5.3
 
New Zealand
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
4.3
 
6.3
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
7.2
 
Norway
4.7
 
3.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
Poland
18.0
 
14.0
 
9.7
 
7.2
 
8.3
 
9.7
 
9.8
 
10.2
 
Portugal
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.5
 
8.1
 
10.0
 
11.4
 
13.4
 
16.4
 
Slovak Republic
16.2
 
13.3
 
11.0
 
9.6
 
12.1
 
14.4
 
13.6
 
14.0
 
Slovenia
6.7
 
6.1
 
5.0
 
4.5
 
6.0
 
7.4
 
8.3
 
9.0
 
Spain
9.2
 
8.6
 
8.3
 
11.4
 
18.1
 
20.2
 
21.8
 
25.2
 
Sweden
7.8
 
7.1
 
6.2
 
6.3
 
8.5
 
8.7
 
7.9
 
8.1
 
Switzerland
4.5
 
4.1
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
4.2
 
4.6
 
4.1
 
4.3
 
Turkey
10.9
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
11.2
 
14.3
 
12.1
 
10.0
 
9.4
 
United Kingdom
4.7
 
5.5
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
United States
5.1
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.8
 
9.4
 
9.8
 
9.1
 
8.2
 
OECD-Total
6.8
 
6.2
 
5.8
 
6.1
 
8.3
 
8.5
 
8.2
 
8.2
 
Last updated: 16 July 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Source: Labour market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
 

This table includes unemployment rates as percentage of labour force. The table is part of the key table collection on employment and labour markets.

Years covered:
2004-2011

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • 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
  • Sweden