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Employment and Labour Markets: Key Tables from OECD

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Keywords: labour markets, unemployment, employment, labour
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2012 Unemployment rate 2012

% of labour force

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Unemployment rate
% of labour force
‌‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Australia
5.5
 
5.1
 
4.9
 
4.5
 
4.3
 
5.7
 
5.3
 
5.2
 
Austria
5.0
 
5.2
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
3.9
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
4.2
 
Belgium
8.4
 
8.5
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
8.0
 
8.4
 
7.2
 
Canada
7.3
 
6.8
 
6.4
 
6.1
 
6.2
 
8.4
 
8.1
 
7.5
 
Chile
9.1
 
8.3
 
7.9
 
7.4
 
8.0
 
10.0
 
8.4
 
7.4
 
Czech Republic
8.4
 
8.0
 
7.2
 
5.4
 
4.4
 
6.8
 
7.4
 
6.8
 
Denmark
5.6
 
4.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.5
 
6.1
 
7.6
 
7.7
 
Estonia
9.9
 
8.1
 
6.0
 
4.8
 
5.6
 
14.0
 
17.2
 
12.7
 
Finland
8.9
 
8.4
 
7.7
 
6.9
 
6.4
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
7.9
 
France
8.9
 
8.9
 
8.9
 
8.0
 
7.4
 
9.2
 
9.4
 
9.3
 
Germany
10.4
 
11.3
 
10.4
 
8.7
 
7.6
 
7.8
 
7.2
 
6.0
 
Greece
10.7
 
10.0
 
9.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
9.6
 
12.7
 
17.9
 
Hungary
6.1
 
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.4
 
7.9
 
10.1
 
11.2
 
11.0
 
Iceland
3.1
 
2.7
 
3.0
 
2.3
 
3.0
 
7.4
 
7.7
 
7.2
 
Ireland
4.6
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.8
 
12.2
 
13.9
 
14.6
 
Israel 1
10.5
 
9.2
 
8.5
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
7.7
 
6.8
 
5.7
 
Italy
8.1
 
7.8
 
6.9
 
6.2
 
6.8
 
7.9
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
Japan
4.9
 
4.6
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
4.8
 
Korea
3.8
 
3.9
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
3.5
 
Luxembourg
5.1
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.1
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
4.4
 
4.9
 
Mexico
3.8
 
3.6
 
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
Netherlands
5.1
 
5.3
 
4.3
 
3.6
 
3.0
 
3.7
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
New Zealand
4.1
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
4.3
 
6.3
 
6.7
 
6.7
 
Norway
4.5
 
4.7
 
3.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
3.3
 
Poland
19.3
 
18.0
 
14.0
 
9.7
 
7.2
 
8.3
 
9.7
 
9.8
 
Portugal
7.0
 
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.5
 
8.1
 
10.0
 
11.4
 
13.4
 
Slovak Republic
18.2
 
16.2
 
13.3
 
11.0
 
9.6
 
12.1
 
14.4
 
13.6
 
Slovenia
6.4
 
6.7
 
6.1
 
5.0
 
4.5
 
6.0
 
7.4
 
8.3
 
Spain
11.0
 
9.2
 
8.6
 
8.3
 
11.4
 
18.1
 
20.2
 
21.8
 
Sweden
6.6
 
7.8
 
7.1
 
6.2
 
6.1
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
7.6
 
Switzerland
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.1
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
4.2
 
4.6
 
4.2
 
Turkey
11.1
 
10.9
 
10.5
 
10.5
 
11.2
 
14.3
 
12.1
 
10.0
 
United Kingdom
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.5
 
5.3
 
5.4
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
8.0
 
United States
5.6
 
5.1
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.8
 
9.4
 
9.8
 
9.1
 
OECD-Total
7.0
 
6.8
 
6.2
 
5.8
 
6.1
 
8.3
 
8.5
 
8.2
 
Last updated: 11 July 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 market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
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