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International Labor Comparisons: BLS Spotlight on Statistics

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Unemployment rates, 1996-2011

 

Unemployment rates, 1996-2011
YearUnited StatesAustraliaCanadaFranceGermanyItalyJapanKorea, Republic of

1996

5.48.58.810.79.011.33.12.0

1997

4.98.58.410.89.911.33.12.6

1998

4.57.77.710.49.311.43.87.0

1999

4.26.97.010.18.511.04.26.3

2000

4.06.36.18.67.810.14.44.4

2001

4.76.86.57.87.99.14.54.0

2002

5.86.47.08.08.68.64.93.3

2003

6.05.96.98.69.38.54.63.6

2004

5.55.46.49.010.38.14.23.7

2005

5.15.06.09.011.27.83.83.7

2006

4.64.85.58.910.36.93.63.4

2007

4.64.45.28.18.76.23.63.2

2008

5.84.35.37.57.66.83.73.2

2009

9.35.67.39.27.87.94.83.6

2010

9.65.27.19.57.18.54.83.7

2011

8.95.16.59.46.08.54.23.4

Note: Data for Mexico refer to 2005–2011, data for South Africa refer to 2008–2011, and data for Turkey refer to 2006–2011.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons.



Unemployment rates, 1996-2011 (continued)
YearMexicoNetherlandsNew ZealandSouth AfricaSpainSwedenTurkeyUnited Kingdom

1996

NA6.66.3NA22.39.9NA8.1

1997

NA5.66.9NA20.810.1NA7.0

1998

NA4.47.7NA18.88.4NA6.3

1999

NA3.57.1NA15.87.1NA6.0

2000

NA3.16.2NA14.05.8NA5.5

2001

NA2.55.4NA10.75.0NA5.1

2002

NA3.15.3NA11.65.1NA5.2

2003

NA4.14.8NA11.65.8NA5.0

2004

NA5.04.0NA11.16.6NA4.8

2005

3.75.33.8NA9.27.7NA4.9

2006

3.74.33.8NA8.67.08.85.5

2007

3.83.63.7NA8.36.19.05.4

2008

4.13.14.222.811.46.19.95.7

2009

5.63.86.123.918.18.312.87.7

2010

5.54.66.524.920.28.310.97.9

2011

5.34.56.524.921.87.59.08.1

Note: Data for Mexico refer to 2005–2011, data for South Africa refer to 2008–2011, and data for Turkey refer to 2006–2011.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons.


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