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Economics: Key Tables from OECD

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2012 Harmonised unemployment rates 2012/6

As percentage of civilian labour force, seasonally adjusted

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Harmonised unemployment rates
As percentage of civilian labour force, seasonally adjusted
‌‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
 Nov 
 Dec 
 Jan 
 Feb 
 Mar 
 Apr 
Australia
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
4.9
 
Austria
4.4
 
4.1
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.1
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
3.9
 
Belgium
8.3
 
7.2
 
7.2
 
7.2
 
7.3
 
7.3
 
7.3
 
7.4
 
Canada
8.0
 
7.4
 
7.5
 
7.5
 
7.6
 
7.4
 
7.2
 
7.3
 
Chile
8.2
 
7.1
 
7.1
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
6.4
 
Czech Republic
7.3
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
6.8
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
Denmark
7.4
 
7.6
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
7.4
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
Estonia
16.9
 
12.5
 
11.6
 
11.6
 
10.8
 
10.8
 
10.8
 
..
 
Finland
8.4
 
7.8
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
France
9.8
 
9.7
 
9.8
 
9.9
 
10.0
 
10.1
 
10.1
 
10.2
 
Germany
7.1
 
5.9
 
5.6
 
5.6
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
5.5
 
5.4
 
Greece
12.6
 
17.7
 
20.6
 
21.0
 
21.3
 
21.7
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
11.2
 
11.0
 
10.8
 
10.9
 
11.2
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
10.7
 
Iceland
7.6
 
7.0
 
7.1
 
6.9
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
6.7
 
6.6
 
Ireland
13.7
 
14.4
 
14.7
 
14.7
 
14.6
 
14.5
 
14.4
 
14.2
 
Israel 1
6.6
 
5.6
 
..
 
..
 
6.8
 
6.7
 
7.1
 
6.7
 
Italy
8.4
 
8.4
 
9.2
 
9.3
 
9.5
 
9.8
 
10.1
 
10.2
 
Japan
5.0
 
4.6
 
4.5
 
4.5
 
4.6
 
4.5
 
4.5
 
4.6
 
Korea
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
Luxembourg
4.6
 
4.8
 
4.8
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
Mexico
5.4
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.0
 
4.8
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.0
 
Netherlands
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.9
 
4.9
 
5.0
 
4.9
 
5.0
 
5.2
 
New Zealand
6.5
 
6.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Norway
3.6
 
3.3
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.0
 
..
 
Poland
9.7
 
9.7
 
10.0
 
10.0
 
9.9
 
10.0
 
9.9
 
9.9
 
Portugal
11.0
 
12.9
 
14.1
 
14.6
 
14.7
 
14.8
 
15.1
 
15.2
 
Slovak Republic
14.4
 
13.5
 
14.1
 
14.1
 
14.1
 
14.0
 
13.9
 
13.7
 
Slovenia
7.3
 
8.2
 
8.7
 
8.7
 
8.7
 
8.7
 
8.6
 
8.7
 
Spain
20.1
 
21.6
 
23.0
 
23.2
 
23.5
 
23.8
 
24.1
 
24.3
 
Sweden
8.4
 
7.5
 
7.4
 
7.5
 
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.3
 
7.3
 
Switzerland
4.5
 
4.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Turkey
10.7
 
8.8
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
8.1
 
8.2
 
..
 
..
 
United Kingdom
7.8
 
8.0
 
8.3
 
8.3
 
8.2
 
8.1
 
..
 
..
 
United States
9.6
 
9.0
 
8.7
 
8.5
 
8.3
 
8.3
 
8.2
 
8.1
 
European Union
9.7
 
9.7
 
10.0
 
10.0
 
10.1
 
10.1
 
10.2
 
10.3
 
Euro Area
10.2
 
10.2
 
10.6
 
10.7
 
10.8
 
10.9
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
Major-seven
8.2
 
7.7
 
7.6
 
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.5
 
7.5
 
7.4
 
OECD-Total
8.3
 
8.0
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
Last updated: 12 June 2012
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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: Labour force statistics, Main Economic Indicators (database)
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