Tuesday, March 13, 2012

[IWS] BLS: International Unemployment Rates and Employment Indexes, Seasonally Adjusted, 2008-2012 [8 March 2012]

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International Labor Comparisons


International Unemployment Rates and Employment Indexes, Seasonally Adjusted, 2008-2012 [8 March 2012]




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·         Of the foreign countries covered by the BLS unemployment comparisons program, unemployment rates decreased in January 2012 in Australia and Germany. See Chart 1 and Table 1.

·         The highest unemployment rates in January were in France (9.7 percent) and Italy (9.3 percent).

·         For the EU countries not covered in the BLS comparisons but tracked by BLS, only Austria saw a decrease in its unemployment rate in January 2012. See Chart 2 and Table 2.

·         Employment decreased in January in the Netherlands and Sweden. See Table 3.




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