World Economic Outlook Database, October 2012

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20132014
Antigua and BarbudaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
ArgentinaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Argentine pesos
Data last updated: 09/20127.1716.694
The BahamasUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2009
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Bahamian dollars
Data last updated: 08/20129.5009.000
BarbadosUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Barbados dollars
Data last updated: 09/201210.0009.500
BelizeUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2009. Latest available September 2009.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Belize dollars
Data last updated: 09/201211.10810.873
BoliviaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
BrazilUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Primary domestic currency: Brazilian reais
Data last updated: 09/20126.5007.000
ChileUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Chilean pesos
Data last updated: 09/20126.9006.900
ColombiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Colombian pesos
Data last updated: 09/201210.50010.000
Costa RicaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010. Data as of July for each year
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Costa Rican colones
Data last updated: 08/20126.5006.000
DominicaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
Dominican RepublicUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Dominican pesos
Data last updated: 09/201212.50012.000
EcuadorUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Source: INEC and Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 09/20126.2006.300
El SalvadorUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force  5.2775.027
GrenadaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
GuatemalaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
GuyanaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
HaitiUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
HondurasUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2001. Last population census
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Honduran lempiras
Data last updated: 09/20124.4004.400
JamaicaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Jamaica dollars
Data last updated: 09/201213.00013.000
MexicoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Mexican pesos
Data last updated: 09/20124.8004.500
NicaraguaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Latest actual data: 2010. BCN published unemployment rate in the 2010 Statistical Yearbook: http://www.bcn.gob.ni/estadisticas/
Primary domestic currency: Nicaraguan córdobas
Data last updated: 08/20127.8297.829
PanamaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 08/20124.2004.200
ParaguayUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Paraguayan guaraníes
Data last updated: 08/20125.4005.500
PeruUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Peruvian nuevos soles
Data last updated: 09/20127.5007.500
St. Kitts and NevisUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
St. LuciaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force    
SurinameUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Primary domestic currency: Suriname dollars
Data last updated: 08/2012n/an/a
Trinidad and TobagoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2011. Quarter 4
Primary domestic currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollars
Data last updated: 09/20125.5005.500
UruguayUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010. As of March 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Uruguayan pesos
Data last updated: 08/20127.0007.000
VenezuelaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Venezuelan bolívares
Data last updated: 09/20128.1008.200
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Argentina: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Argentine pesos
Data last updated: 09/2012


The Bahamas: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2009
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Bahamian dollars
Data last updated: 08/2012


Barbados: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Barbados dollars
Data last updated: 09/2012


Belize: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2009. Latest available September 2009.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Belize dollars
Data last updated: 09/2012


Brazil: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Primary domestic currency: Brazilian reais
Data last updated: 09/2012


Chile: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Chilean pesos
Data last updated: 09/2012


Colombia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Colombian pesos
Data last updated: 09/2012


Costa Rica: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010. Data as of July for each year
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Costa Rican colones
Data last updated: 08/2012


Dominican Republic: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Dominican pesos
Data last updated: 09/2012


Ecuador: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Source: INEC and Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 09/2012


Honduras: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2001. Last population census
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Honduran lempiras
Data last updated: 09/2012


Jamaica: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Jamaica dollars
Data last updated: 09/2012


Mexico: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Mexican pesos
Data last updated: 09/2012


Nicaragua: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Latest actual data: 2010. BCN published unemployment rate in the 2010 Statistical Yearbook: http://www.bcn.gob.ni/estadisticas/
Primary domestic currency: Nicaraguan córdobas
Data last updated: 08/2012


Panama: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 08/2012


Paraguay: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Paraguayan guaraníes
Data last updated: 08/2012


Peru: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Peruvian nuevos soles
Data last updated: 09/2012


Suriname: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2008
Primary domestic currency: Suriname dollars
Data last updated: 08/2012


Trinidad and Tobago: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2011. Quarter 4
Primary domestic currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollars
Data last updated: 09/2012


Uruguay: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2010. As of March 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Uruguayan pesos
Data last updated: 08/2012


Venezuela: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2011
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Venezuelan bolívares
Data last updated: 09/2012


 
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