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1360.0 - Measuring Australia's Economy, 2003  
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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE(a)
Period
United States

%
Japan

%
Germany

%
United Kingdom

%
OECD Major 7

%
Australia

%

ANNUAL
1996-1997
5.2
3.3
9.4
7.5
6.6
8.3
1997-1998
4.7
3.7
9.8
6.4
6.4
8.0
1998-1999
4.4
4.5
8.9
6.0
6.2
7.4
1999-2000
4.1
4.7
8.2
5.6
5.9
6.6
2000-2001
4.2
4.8
7.7
5.1
5.6
6.4
2001-2002
5.5
5.3
8.0
n.y.a.
6.3
6.7

MONTHLY (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
2000-2001
May
4.4
4.9
7.7
5.0
5.7
6.8
June
4.6
4.9
7.7
5.0
5.8
6.9
2001-2002
July
4.6
5.0
7.7
5.0
5.8
6.9
August
4.9
5.0
7.8
5.0
6.0
6.8
September
5.0
5.3
7.8
5.1
6.0
6.8
October
5.4
5.4
7.9
5.1
6.2
7.0
November
5.6
5.4
7.9
5.1
6.4
6.8
December
5.8
5.5
7.9
5.1
6.5
6.7
January
5.6
5.3
8.0
5.0
6.3
7.0
February
5.6
5.3
8.0
5.1
6.3
6.6
March
5.7
5.3
8.0
5.1
6.4
6.3
April
6.0
5.2
8.0
5.2
6.5
6.3
May
5.9
5.4
8.2
5.1
6.5
6.3
June
5.9
5.4
8.3
n.y.a
6.5
6.5
2002-2003
July
5.9
5.4
8.3
n.y.a.
6.5
6.2

(a) All series are OECD standardised unemployment rates.

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Australian Bureau of Statistics.


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