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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Oct 2008  
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Contents >> Labour Force & Demography >> Overseas Comparisons

OVERSEAS COMPARISONS

STANDARDISED UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, (from Table 10.12) Seasonally adjusted
Graph: Standardised unemployment rates, seasonally adjusted from table 10.12. Showing Australia, UK, USA and Japan.

Unemployment rate(a)

Period
United States
Japan
Germany(b)
France
Italy
United Kingdom
Canada
OECD Major 7(c)
Australia
New Zealand

ANNUAL AVERAGE (PER CENT)

2005-06
4.8
4.3
10.4
9.4
7.4
5.1
6.5
6.0
5.0
nya
2006-07
4.5
4.0
9.0
8.8
6.3
5.4
6.2
5.5
4.5
nya
2007-08
4.9
3.9
7.8
7.8
nya
nya
6.0
5.5
4.2
nya

Monthly (per cent)

2006-2007
May
4.5
3.8
8.5
8.5
6.1
5.3
6.0
5.2
4.3
na
June
4.6
3.7
8.4
8.4
6.1
5.3
6.1
5.2
4.3
3.6
2007-2008
July
4.7
3.6
8.4
8.2
6.2
5.3
6.0
5.4
4.3
na
August
4.7
3.8
8.3
8.1
6.2
5.3
6.0
5.4
4.3
na
September
4.7
4.1
8.2
8.1
6.2
5.2
5.9
5.5
4.2
3.5
October
4.8
4.0
8.1
7.9
6.3
5.1
5.8
5.4
4.3
na
November
4.7
3.8
8.0
7.9
6.3
5.0
5.9
5.4
4.5
na
December
5.0
3.8
7.9
7.8
6.3
5.1
6.0
5.5
4.2
3.4
January
4.9
3.8
7.7
7.6
6.5
5.1
5.8
5.4
4.1
na
February
4.8
3.9
7.6
7.6
6.5
5.1
5.8
5.4
3.9
na
March
5.1
3.8
7.5
7.6
6.5
5.2
6.0
5.5
4.1
3.7
April
5.0
4.0
7.5
7.5
nya
5.2
6.1
5.5
4.3
na
May
5.5
4.0
7.5
7.5
nya
5.3
6.1
5.7
4.3
na
June
5.5
4.1
7.4
7.5
nya
nya
6.2
5.7
4.3
3.9
2008-2009
July
5.7
4.0
7.3
7.3
nya
nya
6.1
5.7
4.3
na

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) All series are OECD standardised unemployment rate.
(b) This series has been revised due to incorporation of the results of the new continuous European Union Labour Force Survey for Germany.
(c) The OECD Major 7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD



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