World Economic Outlook Database, April 2014

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20082009201020112012201320142015
AustraliaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/201410.73010.80611.02311.21211.34911.47011.75011.993
AustriaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20143.3893.3393.3603.4223.4653.4833.5003.528
BelgiumEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20144.5394.5324.5624.6264.6364.6264.6304.649
CanadaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/201417.08216.81617.04617.30817.50917.73017.92018.125
CyprusEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20140.3930.3920.3910.3930.3760.3550.3390.342
Czech RepublicEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruny
Data last updated: 03/20145.0034.9344.8854.8734.8904.9374.9614.986
DenmarkEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/20142.8682.7732.7082.7052.6872.6872.7022.714
EstoniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/20140.6560.5940.5680.6030.6150.6210.6220.622
FinlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20142.5312.4572.4472.4742.4832.4572.4492.455
FranceEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/201425.89425.66525.74325.80325.80225.78725.82225.713
GermanyEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/201438.55238.46138.72839.73140.08740.68440.94641.208
GreeceEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/20144.5594.5094.3894.0913.7633.6133.6353.729
Hong Kong SAREmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/20143.6373.6613.6353.7053.7813.8193.8563.893
IcelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/20140.1640.1480.1460.1480.1490.1540.1550.156
IrelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/20142.1281.9611.8821.8491.8381.8811.9221.956
IsraelEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/20142.9913.0503.1573.2533.3593.4493.4983.569
ItalyEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/201423.39623.01822.87122.96722.90522.34622.37222.613
JapanEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/201464.09863.15462.98462.89362.69963.11363.34963.004
KoreaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/201423.57723.50623.82924.24424.68125.06724.76224.963
LatviaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/20141.1240.9870.9410.8620.8760.8940.9040.908
LuxembourgEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20140.3500.3530.3590.3700.3790.3840.3890.397
MaltaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/20140.1600.1610.1640.1690.1730.1750.1790.182
NetherlandsEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20148.4418.4458.3588.3578.4098.3358.3208.339
New ZealandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/20142.1972.1652.1812.2162.2272.2592.3182.362
NorwayEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/20142.5242.5082.5092.5432.5912.6102.6362.665
PortugalEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20145.1475.0144.9374.8614.6564.5204.5504.583
San MarinoEmploymentPersonsMillions         
SingaporeEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/20142.6802.7392.8602.9573.0733.1713.2353.285
Slovak RepublicEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20142.2472.2032.1702.2082.2092.1922.1982.210
SloveniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/20141.0020.9840.9630.9470.9390.9230.9200.925
SpainEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/201420.25818.88818.45718.10517.28216.75016.80016.861
SwedenEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: 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: 03/20144.5934.4994.5244.6264.6574.6804.6974.735
SwitzerlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: IMF Staff
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/20144.5484.5684.5934.7054.7754.8374.8804.929
Taiwan Province of ChinaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition. Labor Force It is defined as those civilians who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and who are available to work, including both the employed and the unemployed. Employed Population Including all persons who, during the reference week, work for pay or work for 15 hours or more as unpaid family workers.  Unemployed Population Including all the persons who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and under the following conditions: - No job - Available to work - Seeking for a job, or had sought work waiting for result.  Besides, the unemployed population also includes the persons who are waiting to recall or start a new job but not working and paid yet
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollar
Data last updated: 03/201410.40310.27910.49310.70910.86010.96711.20711.421
United KingdomEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/201429.44028.96029.01929.16629.51929.89630.38830.725
United StatesEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014145.373139.894139.076139.879142.466143.930145.871147.486
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Australia: Employment (Persons)
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


Austria: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Belgium: Employment (Persons)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Canada: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


Cyprus: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruny
Data last updated: 03/2014


Denmark: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2014


Estonia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2014


Finland: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
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


Hong Kong SAR: Employment (Persons)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2014


Iceland: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
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


Israel: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2014


Italy: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Japan: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2014


Latvia: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Malta: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2014


Netherlands: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


New Zealand: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2014


Portugal: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2012
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Singapore: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Slovenia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Spain: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2014


Sweden: Employment (Persons)
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


Switzerland: Employment (Persons)
Source: IMF Staff
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2014


Taiwan Province of China: Employment (Persons)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2013
Employment type: National definition. Labor Force It is defined as those civilians who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and who are available to work, including both the employed and the unemployed. Employed Population Including all persons who, during the reference week, work for pay or work for 15 hours or more as unpaid family workers. Unemployed Population Including all the persons who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and under the following conditions: - No job - Available to work - Seeking for a job, or had sought work waiting for result. Besides, the unemployed population also includes the persons who are waiting to recall or start a new job but not working and paid yet
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollar
Data last updated: 03/2014


United Kingdom: Employment (Persons)
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: Employment (Persons)
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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