World Economic Outlook Database, October 2019

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
AustraliaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Haver Analytics)
Latest actual data: 2018. Data refer to calendar years
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollar
Data last updated: 09/201911.02111.21311.35011.45711.53111.76011.96712.24712.57912.87213.125
AustriaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20194.0174.0534.0854.1054.1134.1484.2204.2604.3204.3514.397
BelgiumEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20194.5534.6144.6354.6194.6384.6784.7374.8024.8644.9264.956
CanadaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 09/201916.97017.22417.44417.68617.79717.95018.08318.41918.65819.00819.159
CyprusEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20190.3950.3980.3850.3650.3630.3580.3630.3800.4010.4110.419
Czech RepublicEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruna
Data last updated: 07/20194.8844.8734.8904.9384.9745.0435.1395.2215.2955.2955.295
DenmarkEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish krone
Data last updated: 08/20192.7042.7082.6832.6902.7152.7472.8382.8222.8702.8882.908
EstoniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20190.5680.6030.6150.6210.6250.6410.6450.6590.6650.6720.672
FinlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20192.4472.4742.4832.4572.4472.4372.4482.4732.5402.5642.577
FranceEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201924.49624.64924.70724.78724.86124.96325.12325.34625.52625.60625.646
GermanyEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
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: 09/201937.75538.65339.03839.40439.76440.08341.07041.48841.72641.98542.002
GreeceEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2018. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2018Q4.
Notes: The historical data source for unit labor costs in manufacturing is eurostat.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/20194.3904.0543.6953.5133.5363.6113.6743.7533.8283.9053.959
Hong Kong SAREmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollar
Data last updated: 09/20193.4783.5783.6523.7233.7383.7743.7833.8173.8723.9073.941
IcelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Labor Directorate
Latest actual data: 2018
Notes: LHEM series is from the OECD, hourly earnings in the manufacturing sector
Employment type: Other
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic króna
Data last updated: 09/20190.1670.1670.1690.1750.1780.1840.1910.1940.1980.2030.202
IrelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO), data is from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) and is the average of the quarterly observations.
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20191.9251.8881.8801.9371.9892.0572.1332.1952.2582.3002.332
IsraelEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Primary domestic currency: Israeli shekel
Data last updated: 08/20193.1573.2533.3603.4493.5523.6433.7393.8243.9063.9824.059
ItalyEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201922.52722.59822.56622.19122.27922.46522.75823.02323.21523.30923.347
JapanEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Cabinet Office of Japan via Haver database.
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 09/201962.98462.93362.79363.26363.71464.02164.65565.31166.64167.41867.638
KoreaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 09/201924.03324.52724.95525.29925.89726.17826.40926.72526.82226.91226.843
LatviaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
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: 09/20190.8440.8620.8760.8940.8850.8960.8930.8950.9090.9200.925
LithuaniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Eurostat harmonized data
Primary domestic currency: European euro
Data last updated: 09/20191.2481.2541.2761.2931.3191.3351.3611.3551.3751.3841.386
LuxembourgEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 07/20190.3600.3700.3790.3860.3960.4060.4180.4330.4490.4640.475
Macao SAREmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Macanese pataca0.3150.3280.3430.3610.3880.3970.3900.3800.3850.3870.393
MaltaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20190.1640.1690.1730.1760.1820.1860.1920.2190.2340.2450.253
NetherlandsEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20198.2788.2808.3308.2678.2148.2948.4038.5798.7758.8858.943
New ZealandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. Statistics New Zealand
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollar
Data last updated: 08/20192.1572.1892.1942.2272.3062.3572.4652.5682.6442.6632.693
NorwayEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian krone
Data last updated: 09/20192.4982.5422.5842.6022.6252.6392.6382.6472.6952.7242.754
PortugalEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20194.9144.8024.6094.4854.5514.6054.6734.8304.9405.0055.056
Puerto RicoEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017/18
Employment type: National definition. Consistent with U.S. definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 08/20191.0611.0271.0271.0030.9860.9880.9891.0000.9850.9520.936
San MarinoEmploymentPersonsMillions            
SingaporeEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollar
Data last updated: 09/20193.0643.1783.3043.4383.5703.6353.6723.6633.6923.7103.732
Slovak RepublicEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics. National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20192.1702.2082.2092.1922.2232.2672.3212.3722.4202.4402.454
SloveniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/20190.9620.9460.9370.9270.9300.9430.9600.9881.0171.0331.043
SpainEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/201918.72418.42117.63317.13917.34417.86618.34218.82519.32819.75120.027
SwedenEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office. National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swedish krona
Data last updated: 09/20194.5244.6264.6574.7054.7724.8374.9105.0225.1135.1255.139
SwitzerlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: IMF Staff Estimates
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swiss franc
Data last updated: 09/20194.4794.5934.6734.7334.8224.8954.9635.0095.0554.9685.015
Taiwan Province of ChinaEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2018
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: 09/201910.49310.70910.86010.96711.07911.19811.26711.35211.43411.48911.536
United KingdomEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Pound sterling
Data last updated: 09/201929.22929.37829.69730.04330.75431.28531.74432.05732.43932.83233.112
United StatesEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 09/2019139.077139.885142.475143.941146.319148.847151.443153.338155.764156.921158.127
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Australia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Australian Bureau of Statistics (via Haver Analytics)
Latest actual data: 2018. Data refer to calendar years
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollar
Data last updated: 09/2019


Austria: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2019


Belgium: Employment (Persons)
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Canada: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 09/2019


Cyprus: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat, Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Czech Republic: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Czech koruna
Data last updated: 07/2019


Denmark: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Danish krone
Data last updated: 08/2019


Estonia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Finland: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Downloaded through Haver Analytics
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


France: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition. Data prior to 1983 are not harmonized.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Germany: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
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: 09/2019


Greece: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2018. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2018Q4.
Notes: The historical data source for unit labor costs in manufacturing is eurostat.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 08/2019


Hong Kong SAR: Employment (Persons)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollar
Data last updated: 09/2019


Iceland: Employment (Persons)
Source: Labor Directorate
Latest actual data: 2018
Notes: LHEM series is from the OECD, hourly earnings in the manufacturing sector
Employment type: Other
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic króna
Data last updated: 09/2019


Ireland: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO), data is from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) and is the average of the quarterly observations.
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Israel: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Primary domestic currency: Israeli shekel
Data last updated: 08/2019


Italy: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Japan: Employment (Persons)
Source: Cabinet Office of Japan via Haver database.
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 09/2019


Korea: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 09/2019


Latvia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
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: 09/2019


Lithuania: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Eurostat harmonized data
Primary domestic currency: European euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Luxembourg: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 07/2019


Macao SAR: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Macanese pataca


Malta: Employment (Persons)
Source: Eurostat, Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Netherlands: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized OECD definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


New Zealand: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. Statistics New Zealand
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition. Data refer to calendar years
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollar
Data last updated: 08/2019


Norway: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian krone
Data last updated: 09/2019


Portugal: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Puerto Rico: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017/18
Employment type: National definition. Consistent with U.S. definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 08/2019


Singapore: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollar
Data last updated: 09/2019


Slovak Republic: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics. National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Slovenia: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2017
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Spain: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 09/2019


Sweden: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office. National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swedish krona
Data last updated: 09/2019


Switzerland: Employment (Persons)
Source: IMF Staff Estimates
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Swiss franc
Data last updated: 09/2019


Taiwan Province of China: Employment (Persons)
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2018
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: 09/2019


United Kingdom: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: Harmonized ILO definition
Primary domestic currency: Pound sterling
Data last updated: 09/2019


United States: Employment (Persons)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2018
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 09/2019


 
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