Harmonised Unemployment Rates, August 2016, OECD

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Press Release:  10 October 2017 - 5 Page(s)
OECD  Unemployment

0/10/2017 – The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 5.8% in August 2017, unchanged since May. Across the OECD area, 36.1 million people were unemployed, 3.5 million more than in April 2008.

The unemployment rate remained stable in the euro area in August, at 9.1% for the third consecutive month. The largest declines in the area were observed in Latvia(down 0.3 percentage point, to 8.2%) and the Slovak Republic (down 0.2 percentage point, to 7.5%), while the largest increase was recorded in Austria (up 0.2 percentage point, to 5.6%).

Original title:  http://www.oecd.org/std/labour-stats/harmonised-unemployment-rateshurs-oecd-updated-october-2017.htm