World Economic Outlook Database, April 2018

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes2019
AustraliaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Haver Analytics)
Latest actual data: 2017. Data refer to calendar years
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollar
Data last updated: 03/20185.161
BrazilUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017. Employment rate (from survey) times official population estimates the National Statistical Office (IBGE)
Primary domestic currency: Brazilian real
Data last updated: 03/201810.500
CanadaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 03/20186.206
ChinaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office. Data retrieved from CEIC
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Reported total employment data has a definitional change from 1990 onwards
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Chinese yuan
Data last updated: 04/20184.000
FranceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/20188.415
GermanyUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
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: 03/20183.548
IndiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force   
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: 03/201810.550
JapanUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Cabinet Office of Japan via Haver database.
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/20182.867
KoreaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/20183.300
MexicoUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Mexican peso
Data last updated: 03/20183.446
RussiaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Russian ruble
Data last updated: 03/20185.500
SpainUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/201814.781
United KingdomUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Pound sterling
Data last updated: 03/20184.540
United StatesUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 03/20183.529
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Australia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Haver Analytics)
Latest actual data: 2017. Data refer to calendar years
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollar
Data last updated: 03/2018


Brazil: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017. Employment rate (from survey) times official population estimates the National Statistical Office (IBGE)
Primary domestic currency: Brazilian real
Data last updated: 03/2018


Canada: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 03/2018


China: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office. Data retrieved from CEIC
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Reported total employment data has a definitional change from 1990 onwards
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Chinese yuan
Data last updated: 04/2018


France: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2018


Germany: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
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: 03/2018


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: 03/2018


Japan: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Cabinet Office of Japan via Haver database.
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2018


Korea: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2018


Mexico: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Mexican peso
Data last updated: 03/2018


Russia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Russian ruble
Data last updated: 03/2018


Spain: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2018


United Kingdom: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Pound sterling
Data last updated: 03/2018


United States: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 03/2018


 
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