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Employment and Labour Markets: Key Tables from OECD

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2010 Unemployment rate 2010

% of labour force

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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2010

 Unemployment rate
 % of labour force
 
 
 
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
 
Australia
6.5
 
6.0
 
5.5
 
5.1
 
4.9
 
4.4
 
4.3
 
5.7
 
 
Austria
4.0
 
4.3
 
5.0
 
5.2
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
3.9
 
4.8
 
 
Belgium
7.6
 
8.2
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
8.0
 
 
Canada
7.7
 
7.7
 
7.3
 
6.8
 
6.3
 
6.1
 
6.2
 
8.4
 
 
Chile
9.2
 
8.7
 
9.1
 
8.3
 
7.9
 
7.4
 
8.0
 
10.0
 
 
Czech Republic
7.3
 
7.8
 
8.4
 
8.0
 
7.2
 
5.4
 
4.4
 
6.8
 
 
Denmark
4.6
 
5.5
 
5.6
 
4.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.4
 
6.1
 
 
Estonia
10.5
 
10.3
 
9.9
 
8.1
 
6.0
 
4.8
 
5.6
 
14.1
 
 
Finland
9.0
 
9.0
 
8.9
 
8.4
 
7.7
 
6.9
 
6.4
 
8.4
 
 
France
8.9
 
8.5
 
8.9
 
8.9
 
8.8
 
8.0
 
7.4
 
9.1
 
 
Germany
8.7
 
9.4
 
10.4
 
11.3
 
10.4
 
8.7
 
7.6
 
7.8
 
 
Greece
10.5
 
9.9
 
10.7
 
10.0
 
9.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
9.6
 
 
Hungary
5.8
 
5.9
 
6.1
 
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.4
 
7.9
 
10.1
 
 
Iceland
3.2
 
3.4
 
3.1
 
2.7
 
3.0
 
2.3
 
3.0
 
7.4
 
 
Ireland
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.6
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.8
 
12.2
 
 
Israel 1
10.5
 
10.9
 
10.5
 
9.2
 
8.5
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
..
 
 
Italy
9.1
 
8.7
 
8.1
 
7.8
 
6.9
 
6.2
 
6.8
 
7.9
 
 
Japan
5.6
 
5.4
 
4.9
 
4.6
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
5.3
 
 
Korea
3.4
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
3.8
 
 
Luxembourg
2.6
 
3.7
 
5.1
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.1
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
 
Mexico
3.0
 
3.1
 
3.8
 
3.6
 
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
5.4
 
 
Netherlands
3.1
 
4.0
 
5.0
 
5.1
 
4.2
 
3.5
 
3.0
 
3.9
 
 
New Zealand
5.4
 
4.8
 
4.1
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
4.3
 
6.3
 
 
Norway
4.0
 
4.5
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
3.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.2
 
 
Poland
20.3
 
20.0
 
19.3
 
18.0
 
14.0
 
9.7
 
7.2
 
8.3
 
 
Portugal
5.3
 
6.6
 
7.0
 
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.5
 
8.1
 
10.0
 
 
Slovak Republic
18.6
 
17.6
 
18.2
 
16.2
 
13.3
 
11.0
 
9.6
 
12.1
 
 
Slovenia
6.4
 
6.8
 
6.4
 
6.7
 
6.1
 
5.0
 
4.5
 
6.0
 
 
Spain
11.4
 
11.4
 
11.0
 
9.2
 
8.6
 
8.3
 
11.4
 
18.1
 
 
Sweden
5.3
 
5.8
 
6.6
 
7.8
 
7.1
 
6.2
 
6.2
 
8.5
 
 
Switzerland
3.0
 
4.2
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.1
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
4.2
 
 
Turkey
10.6
 
10.8
 
11.1
 
10.9
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
11.2
 
14.3
 
 
United Kingdom
5.1
 
4.9
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
7.8
 
 
United States
5.9
 
6.1
 
5.6
 
5.1
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.8
 
9.4
 
 
OECD-Total 2
7.0
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
6.8
 
6.2
 
5.8
 
6.1
 
8.3
 
Last updated: 3 January 2011
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.
Excluding Estonia, Israel and Slovenia
Source: Labour market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
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