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Statistics : Unemployment rate remains broadly stable at 8.7% in March

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 5:30pm
OECD

OECD unemployment rate remains broadly stable at 8.7% in March

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The unemployment rate for the OECD area was broadly stable in March 2010 at 8.7%; a rise of 0.1 percentage point compared with February. The general picture is of broad stability across most OECD countries. April 2010 figures for Canada were 0.1 percentage point lower than in March and 0.2 percentage points higher in the United States.

Selected Unemployment Rates, s.a.

February 2010 - March 2010 (1)

Click here to access underlying data/

(1) United Kingdom:  December-09 - January-10

Link to underlying data - Source: Labour Force Statistics (Main Economic Iindicators) 

The next publication of the OECD's harmonised unemployment rates will be on 15 June 2010.

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For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD's Media Relations Division on (33) 1 45 24 97 00 or news.contact@oecd.org;  others should contact the Statistics Directorate on stat.contact@oecd.org.

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