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OECD in Figures 2008

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Unemployment

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OECD in Figures 2008 > Labour > Unemployment
  Unemployment rates1 Long- term unemployment Youth unemployment rates
  % of civilian labour force (12 months or more) % of total unemployment (under 25) % of youth labour force
  Total Women Men Total Women Men
  2006 1996 2006 1996 2006 1996 2007 1997 2007 1997 2007 1997 2007 1997
                             
Australia 4.9 8.5 5.0 8.2 4.8 8.8 15.5 31.2 9.4 16.1 9.3 14.7 9.4 17.3
Austria 4.8 4.2 5.2 4.5 4.3 4.0 26.8 27.5 8.7 6.3 9.1 7.1 8.3 5.6
Belgium 8.2 12.7 9.3 16.5 7.4 9.7 50.0 60.5 19.2 21.3 22.6 25.7 16.2 17.6
Canada 6.3 9.6 6.1 9.3 6.5 9.9 7.5 16.1 11.2 16.2 10.0 15.2 12.3 17.1
Czech Republic 7.2 3.9 8.8 4.7 5.8 3.4 53.4 30.5 10.7 8.6 11.0 10.3 10.6 7.5
Denmark 4.1 7.0 4.7 8.3 3.5 5.9 18.2 27.2 7.2 8.1 6.8 9.9 7.5 6.6
Finland 7.7 14.6 8.1 14.8 7.4 14.4 23.0 29.8 15.7 23.3 16.8 25.0 14.8 22.0
France 9.1 12.2 9.9 14.0 8.5 10.7 40.4 41.4 18.7 28.1 19.6 32.8 18.0 24.5
Germany 10.4 9.0 10.2 9.6 10.5 8.4 56.6 50.1 11.7 10.2 11.1 9.6 12.2 10.7
Greece 8.8 10.3 13.4 16.6 5.6 6.3 50.3 55.7 22.0 31.0 32.1 40.6 14.1 22.2
Hungary 7.5 10.1 7.9 8.9 7.3 11.1 47.5 51.3 18.0 15.9 18.6 14.5 17.6 16.9
Iceland 2.9 3.7 3.1 4.1 2.7 3.4 8.0 16.3 7.2 7.7 6.3 7.1 8.0 8.3
Ireland 4.4 11.9 4.1 11.9 4.6 12.0 30.3 57.0 8.7 16.1 7.9 15.2 9.3 16.9
Italy 6.9 11.7 8.8 16.1 5.5 9.1 49.9 66.3 20.3 32.1 23.3 39.6 18.2 26.7
Japan 4.1 3.4 3.9 3.3 4.3 3.4 32.0 21.8 7.7 6.6 7.1 6.3 8.3 6.9
Korea 3.5 2.0 2.9 1.6 3.8 2.4 0.6 2.6 8.8 7.6 7.1 6.5 11.4 9.2
Luxembourg 3.1 2.5 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.2 33.5 34.6 14.9 7.3 9.9 9.2 17.5 5.6
Mexico 3.2 5.2 3.5 6.9 3.0 4.4 2.7 1.8 6.7 7.4 7.5 10.5 6.2 5.6
Netherlands 3.9 6.5 4.4 8.4 3.5 5.3 41.7 49.1 7.3 9.3 8.1 9.8 6.5 8.8
New Zealand 3.8 6.1 4.0 6.1 3.5 6.1 5.7 19.3 9.7 13.0 9.8 13.0 9.6 13.1
Norway 3.5 4.9 3.4 4.9 3.5 4.9 8.5 12.4 7.5 10.6 6.7 11.1 8.2 10.2
Poland 13.8 12.4 14.9 13.9 12.9 11.0 45.9 38.0 21.7 24.7 23.8 28.0 20.0 22.0
Portugal 7.7 7.2 9.0 8.2 6.6 6.4 47.3 55.6 16..6 14.6 20.3 18.5 13.5 11.3
Slovak Republic 13.3 11.3 14.7 12.7 12.2 10.2 70.8 51.6 20.1 22.6 19.9 22.6 20.3 22.7
Spain 8.5 22.1 11.6 29.6 6.3 17.5 27.6 55.7 18.2 37.2 21.9 46.0 15.2 30.4
Sweden 7.1 10.0 7.2 9.4 7.0 10.5 13.0 33.4 18.9 21.1 19.5 20.4 18.4 21.7
Switzerland 3.9 3.7 4.6 4.1 3.3 3.5 40.8 28.2 7.1 5.9 7.4 3.8 6.8 7.9
Turkey 9.9 6.6 10.3 5.9 9.7 6.9 30.4 41.6 19.6 14.3 20.0 15.0 19.4 14.0
United Kingdom 5.4 8.1 4.9 6.3 5.8 9.7 24.7 38.6 14.4 13.4 12.7 11.1 16.0 15.6
United States 4.6 5.4 4.6 5.4 4.6 5.4 10.0 8.7 10.5 11.3 9.4 10.7 11.6 11.8
G7 5.8 6.8 5.9 7.1 5.8 6.5 28.7 32.2 11.6 12.9 10.8 12.6 12.4 13.1
EU15 7.8 10.9 8.6 12.5 7.2 9.8 42.0 50.2 14.9 20.0 15.4 22.0 14.4 18.3
OECD total 6.1 7.3 6.4 8.0 5.9 6.8 29.1 35.0 11.9 13.4 11.6 14.1 12.1 12.9
1. National definitions except for Belgium and Netherlands (Eurostat). For some countries, data for the latest years are estimated. For further details, see the source.
Sources:
Labour Market Statistics, OECD database, August 2008;
Labour Force Statistics: 1986-2006, OECD, Paris, 2007;
OECD Employment Outlook,OECD, Paris, 2008.
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