OECD unemployment rate steady at 8.5% in July

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In July 2010, the unemployment rate for the OECD area was steady at 8.5%, unchanged from the previous month and down slightly from the 8.6% level recorded in May. The general pattern of broad stability holds in most OECD countries. In August 2010 however, the unemployment rates increased slightly (by 0.1 percentage point) in both Canada (to 8.1%) and the United States (to 9.6%).

Selected Unemployment Rates, s.a.

June 2010 - July 2010 (1)

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(1) United Kingdom:  April 2010 - May 2010

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

The next publication of the OECD's harmonised unemployment rates will be on 12 October  2010.


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