World Economic Outlook Database, October 2016

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes2012201320142015
AustraliaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Haver Analytics)
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollar
Data last updated: 09/201611.34611.45011.52511.743
AustriaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20163.4653.4833.5033.535
BelgiumEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20164.6314.6124.6274.669
CanadaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 09/201617.44417.68617.79717.949
CyprusEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20160.3850.3650.3630.358
Czech RepublicEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruna
Data last updated: 08/20164.8904.9374.9745.042
DenmarkEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish krone
Data last updated: 09/20162.6832.6932.7172.755
EstoniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20160.6150.6210.6250.641
FinlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20162.4832.4572.4482.438
FranceEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201624.70724.75824.72024.979
GermanyEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
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: Euro
Data last updated: 08/201639.03739.41539.76040.080
GreeceEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2015. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2016Q1.
Notes: The historical data source for unit labor costs in manufacturing is eurostat.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20163.6953.5133.5363.604
Hong Kong SAREmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollar
Data last updated: 08/20163.6563.7303.7473.760
IcelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Labor Directorate
Latest actual data: 2015
Notes: LHEM series is from the OECD, hourly earnings in the manufacturing sector
Employment type: Other
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic króna
Data last updated: 09/20160.1690.1750.1780.184
IrelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics 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: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20161.8381.8811.9141.964
IsraelEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Primary domestic currency: Israeli shekel
Data last updated: 09/20163.3603.4483.5533.643
ItalyEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201622.56622.19122.27922.465
JapanEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Cabinet Office of Japan via Haver database.
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 09/201662.69663.11163.50563.759
KoreaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 08/201624.68125.06725.60025.936
LatviaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
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: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20160.8760.8940.8850.896
LithuaniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Eurostat harmonized data
Primary domestic currency: European euro
Data last updated: 09/20161.2761.2931.3191.336
LuxembourgEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20160.3790.3860.3960.406
Macao SAREmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Macanese pataca0.3430.3610.3880.393
MaltaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20160.1730.1760.1820.186
NetherlandsEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20168.3308.2678.2138.294
New ZealandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Statistics New Zealand
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollar
Data last updated: 09/20162.1942.2272.3052.357
NorwayEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian krone
Data last updated: 07/20162.5912.6102.6382.651
PortugalEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20164.6094.4854.5924.642
Puerto RicoEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Consistent with U.S. definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar1.0271.0030.9861.002
San MarinoEmploymentPersonsMillions     
SingaporeEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: National definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollar
Data last updated: 09/20163.0733.1493.2273.302
Slovak RepublicEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics. National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20162.2092.1922.2232.267
SloveniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20160.9370.9240.9300.943
SpainEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201617.63317.13917.34417.866
SwedenEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swedish krona
Data last updated: 09/20164.6574.7054.7724.837
SwitzerlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: IMF Staff Estimates
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swiss franc
Data last updated: 08/20164.7324.7994.8874.963
Taiwan Province of ChinaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2015
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 wee
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollar
Data last updated: 07/201610.86010.96711.07911.198
United KingdomEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Pound sterling
Data last updated: 09/201629.69730.04430.75731.297
United StatesEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 09/2016142.472143.936146.306148.839
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Australia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Haver Analytics)
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollar
Data last updated: 09/2016


Austria: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2016


Belgium: Employment (Persons)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Canada: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 09/2016


Cyprus: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2016


Czech Republic: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruna
Data last updated: 08/2016


Denmark: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish krone
Data last updated: 09/2016


Estonia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Finland: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


France: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Germany: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
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: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2016


Greece: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2015. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2016Q1.
Notes: The historical data source for unit labor costs in manufacturing is eurostat.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Hong Kong SAR: Employment (Persons)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollar
Data last updated: 08/2016


Iceland: Employment (Persons)
Source: Labor Directorate
Latest actual data: 2015
Notes: LHEM series is from the OECD, hourly earnings in the manufacturing sector
Employment type: Other
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic króna
Data last updated: 09/2016


Ireland: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics 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: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Israel: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Primary domestic currency: Israeli shekel
Data last updated: 09/2016


Italy: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Japan: Employment (Persons)
Source: Cabinet Office of Japan via Haver database.
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 09/2016


Korea: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 08/2016


Latvia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
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: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Lithuania: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Eurostat harmonized data
Primary domestic currency: European euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Luxembourg: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2016


Macao SAR: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Macanese pataca


Malta: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Netherlands: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


New Zealand: Employment (Persons)
Source: Statistics New Zealand
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollar
Data last updated: 09/2016


Norway: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian krone
Data last updated: 07/2016


Portugal: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Puerto Rico: Employment (Persons)
Source: Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition. Consistent with U.S. definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar


Singapore: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: National definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollar
Data last updated: 09/2016


Slovak Republic: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics. National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2016


Slovenia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Spain: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2016


Sweden: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2014
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swedish krona
Data last updated: 09/2016


Switzerland: Employment (Persons)
Source: IMF Staff Estimates
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swiss franc
Data last updated: 08/2016


Taiwan Province of China: Employment (Persons)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2015
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 wee
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollar
Data last updated: 07/2016


United Kingdom: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Pound sterling
Data last updated: 09/2016


United States: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2015
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 09/2016


 
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