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Employment and Labour Markets: Key Tables from OECD

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2011 Unemployment rate 2011

% of labour force

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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2011

 Unemployment rate
 % of labour force
 
 
 
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 2008
 2009
 2010
 
Australia
6.0
 
5.5
 
5.1
 
4.9
 
4.5
 
4.3
 
5.7
 
5.3
 
 
Austria
4.3
 
5.0
 
5.2
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
3.9
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
 
Belgium
8.2
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
8.0
 
8.4
 
 
Canada
7.7
 
7.3
 
6.8
 
6.4
 
6.1
 
6.2
 
8.4
 
8.1
 
 
Chile
8.7
 
9.1
 
8.3
 
7.9
 
7.4
 
8.0
 
10.0
 
8.4
 
 
Czech Republic
7.8
 
8.4
 
8.0
 
7.2
 
5.4
 
4.4
 
6.8
 
7.4
 
 
Denmark
5.5
 
5.6
 
4.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.4
 
6.1
 
7.6
 
 
Estonia
10.3
 
9.9
 
8.1
 
6.0
 
4.8
 
5.6
 
14.0
 
17.2
 
 
Finland
9.0
 
8.9
 
8.4
 
7.7
 
6.9
 
6.4
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
 
France
8.5
 
8.9
 
8.9
 
8.8
 
8.0
 
7.4
 
9.1
 
9.3
 
 
Germany
9.4
 
10.4
 
11.3
 
10.4
 
8.7
 
7.6
 
7.8
 
7.2
 
 
Greece
9.9
 
10.7
 
10.0
 
9.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
9.6
 
12.7
 
 
Hungary
5.9
 
6.1
 
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.4
 
7.9
 
10.1
 
11.2
 
 
Iceland
3.4
 
3.1
 
2.7
 
3.0
 
2.3
 
3.0
 
7.4
 
7.7
 
 
Ireland
4.7
 
4.6
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.8
 
12.2
 
13.9
 
 
Israel 1
10.9
 
10.5
 
9.2
 
8.5
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
7.7
 
6.8
 
 
Italy
8.7
 
8.1
 
7.8
 
6.9
 
6.2
 
6.8
 
7.9
 
8.5
 
 
Japan
5.4
 
4.9
 
4.6
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
 
Korea
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
 
Luxembourg
3.7
 
5.1
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.1
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
4.4
 
 
Mexico
3.1
 
3.8
 
3.6
 
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
 
Netherlands
4.2
 
5.1
 
5.3
 
4.3
 
3.6
 
3.0
 
3.7
 
4.5
 
 
New Zealand
4.8
 
4.1
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
4.3
 
6.3
 
6.7
 
 
Norway
4.5
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
3.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
 
Poland
20.0
 
19.3
 
18.0
 
14.0
 
9.7
 
7.2
 
8.3
 
9.7
 
 
Portugal
6.6
 
7.0
 
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.5
 
8.1
 
10.0
 
11.4
 
 
Slovak Republic
17.6
 
18.2
 
16.2
 
13.3
 
11.0
 
9.6
 
12.1
 
14.4
 
 
Slovenia
6.8
 
6.4
 
6.7
 
6.1
 
5.0
 
4.5
 
6.0
 
7.4
 
 
Spain
11.4
 
11.0
 
9.2
 
8.6
 
8.3
 
11.4
 
18.1
 
20.2
 
 
Sweden
5.8
 
6.6
 
7.8
 
7.1
 
6.2
 
6.1
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
 
Switzerland
4.2
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.1
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
4.2
 
4.4
 
 
Turkey
10.8
 
11.1
 
10.9
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
11.2
 
14.3
 
12.1
 
 
United Kingdom
4.9
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
 
United States
6.1
 
5.6
 
5.1
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.8
 
9.4
 
9.8
 
 
OECD-Total
7.1
 
7.0
 
6.8
 
6.2
 
5.8
 
6.1
 
8.3
 
8.5
 
Last updated: 31 August 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.
Source: Labour market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
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