Unemployment is steady

The OECD-area unemployment rate on a standardised basis was 6.4% in October 2000, the same level as September and 0.4 percentage points lower than a year earlier. The unemployment rate fell to 8.5% in Belgium, to 9.6% in Finland, to 9.3% in France, to 8.2% in Germany, to 4.2% in Ireland, to 4.1% in Portugal and to 13.6% in Spain. The unemployment rate remained stable at 3.9% in the United States, at 4.7% in Japan, at 6.3% in Australia, at 3.2%, at 2.1% in Luxembourg and at 5.4% in Sweden. The unemployment rate rose to 6.9% in Canada.

©OECD Observer December 2000 

Economic data

GDP growth: +0.2% Q4 2019
Consumer price inflation: 2.3% January 2020
Trade (G20): -0.1% exp, -1.3% imp, Q4 2019
Unemployment: 5.1% January 2020
Last update: 11 March 2020

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