World Economic Outlook Database, October 2017

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20152016201720182019202020212022
AustriaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20175.7426.0085.3505.3005.2005.1005.1005.200
BelgiumUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20178.5007.8757.5417.3467.1977.1587.1117.064
CyprusUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201714.90013.02511.80910.6769.9109.2068.5027.710
EstoniaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20176.1856.7658.3909.0059.7579.97910.10010.122
FinlandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20179.3758.7928.7048.1077.7777.4777.2277.027
FranceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201710.39210.0429.4819.0498.6788.3218.0227.782
GermanyUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
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: 08/20174.6084.1673.7973.7253.6603.6063.5673.534
GreeceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2016. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2017Q1.
Notes: The historical data source for unit labor costs in manufacturing is eurostat.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/201724.90023.55022.28820.68419.46118.40217.80017.100
IrelandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force 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: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20179.4507.9086.4005.9325.7795.6835.6815.680
ItalyUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201711.91711.65011.38010.98010.58010.2809.9809.680
LatviaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
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: 08/20179.8779.6408.9908.7088.4298.2618.1858.155
LithuaniaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Eurostat harmonized data
Primary domestic currency: European euro
Data last updated: 09/20179.1197.8616.9616.5006.0005.5005.2004.950
LuxembourgUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20176.8076.3865.8785.4855.2855.1525.2015.167
MaltaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20175.4084.7174.4004.5004.7004.8004.8004.800
NetherlandsUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20176.8915.8825.1004.9004.8004.7004.6004.500
PortugalUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201712.44411.0669.7058.9908.5358.0787.6187.156
Slovak RepublicUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Haver Analytics. National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/201711.4839.6428.0777.5437.3996.5445.6795.704
SloveniaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 07/20179.0008.0256.7856.4156.3226.3226.6016.786
SpainUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/201722.05819.63517.12015.63014.95214.34213.92413.915
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Austria: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Belgium: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2017


Cyprus: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Estonia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2017


Finland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2017


France: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Germany: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
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: 08/2017


Greece: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2016. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2017Q1.
Notes: The historical data source for unit labor costs in manufacturing is eurostat.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2017


Ireland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
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: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2017


Italy: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Latvia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
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: 08/2017


Lithuania: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Eurostat harmonized data
Primary domestic currency: European euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Luxembourg: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Malta: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Netherlands: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Portugal: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2017


Slovak Republic: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Haver Analytics. National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2017


Slovenia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 07/2017


Spain: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2017


 
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