Unemployment falls in November

OECD Observer

The OECD-area unemployment rate on a standardised basis was 6.6 per cent in November (2), 0.1 per cent lower than in October, and 0.4 percentage points lower than a year earlier. The unemployment rate fell to 6.9 per cent in Canada, to 4.5 per cent in Japan, to 6.7 per cent in Australia, to 8.7 per cent in Belgium, to 10.5 per cent in France, to 6.0 per cent in Ireland and to 2.6 per cent in Luxembourg. The unemployment rate was stable at 4.1 per cent in the United States, at 10.0 per cent in Finland, at 9.1 per cent in Germany, at 4.7 per cent in Portugal, at 15.4 per cent in Spain and at 6.6 per cent in Sweden. The unemployment rate in Austria increased to 4.2 per cent. For details and a country-by-country breakdown, please click here.

©OECD Observer December 1999 




Economic data

GDP growth: +0.5% Q2 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 1.9% August 2019 annual
Trade: +0.4% exp, -1.2% imp, Q1 2019
Unemployment: 5.1% August 2019
Last update: 9 September 2019

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