World Economic Outlook Database, April 2014

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes2018
AustraliaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Time Series Plus & dXdata)
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/20145.500
BelgiumUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20148.340
CanadaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/20146.600
CyprusUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/201413.986
Czech RepublicUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruny
Data last updated: 03/20145.479
DenmarkUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/20146.400
EstoniaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/20148.016
FinlandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20147.500
FranceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20149.783
GermanyUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20145.209
GreeceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2012. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2013Q3.
Notes: Quarterly data for unit labor costs in manufacturing cannot be verified prior to 2000. This partly explains the structural break in the time series in the year 2000.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/201416.339
IcelandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Labor Directorate
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: LHEM series is from the OECD, hourly earnings in the manufacturing sector
Employment type: Other
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/20143.982
IrelandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO), data is from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) and is the average of the quarterly observations.
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20149.331
ItalyUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20149.700
JapanUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/20143.950
KoreaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/20143.125
LatviaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: Labor statistics are based on Labor Force Survey data, which were revised in 2011 in compliance with Population and Housing Census 2011 results; data before 2011 have not been revised yet.
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Latvian lats
Data last updated: 03/20149.099
LuxembourgUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20145.844
MaltaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/20146.000
NetherlandsUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20145.814
New ZealandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Statistics New Zealand
Latest actual data: 2012. 2013Q4
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/20144.461
NorwayUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/20143.500
PortugalUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/201413.442
San MarinoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Primary domestic currency: euro
Data last updated: 03/20145.900
SingaporeUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/20142.100
Slovak RepublicUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/201412.169
SloveniaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20148.321
SpainUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/201422.632
SwedenUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Economic Outlook Database
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/20147.092
United KingdomUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/20145.700
United StatesUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/20145.551
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Australia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Time Series Plus & dXdata)
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


Belgium: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Canada: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


Cyprus: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Czech Republic: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruny
Data last updated: 03/2014


Denmark: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2014


Estonia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2014


Finland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


France: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Germany: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Greece: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2012. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2013Q3.
Notes: Quarterly data for unit labor costs in manufacturing cannot be verified prior to 2000. This partly explains the structural break in the time series in the year 2000.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Iceland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Labor Directorate
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: LHEM series is from the OECD, hourly earnings in the manufacturing sector
Employment type: Other
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2014


Ireland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO), data is from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) and is the average of the quarterly observations.
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Italy: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Japan: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2014


Korea: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2014


Latvia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Notes: Labor statistics are based on Labor Force Survey data, which were revised in 2011 in compliance with Population and Housing Census 2011 results; data before 2011 have not been revised yet.
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Latvian lats
Data last updated: 03/2014


Luxembourg: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Malta: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2014


Netherlands: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


New Zealand: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Statistics New Zealand
Latest actual data: 2012. 2013Q4
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


Norway: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2014


Portugal: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


San Marino: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Primary domestic currency: euro
Data last updated: 03/2014


Singapore: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


Slovak Republic: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Slovenia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Spain: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Sweden: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Economic Outlook Database
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2014


United Kingdom: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2014


United States: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


 
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