Comparing Unemployment in 10 industrialized countries
Unemployment condition in some advanced economies of the world present mixed picture from February 2009 to July 2010.
- Countries like US, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany and UK has seen high level of unemployment while Japan, Australia, Netherland had comparatively low level.
- Unemployment has risen consistently in Netherland.
CHART . Monthly unemployment rates unadjusted by BLS, 10 European Union countries or areas, seasonally adjusted, February 2009–July 2010
- Of the nine foreign countries covered by the BLS unemployment comparisons program, unemployment rates increased in Australia and Sweden for the latest month available.
- As of the latest month available, the highest unemployment rates were in France (9.6 percent) and the United States (9.5 percent).
- For EU countries not covered in the BLS comparisons but tracked by BLS, unemployment rates decreased or remained unchanged in July for all countries except Ireland, Spain, and Belgium.
- Of the foreign countries covered by BLS, employment increased in Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom for the latest month available.
Chart Source: Bureau of Labour Statistics