Unemployment Rate by Country and Year
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Information

Unit
Per cent
Contact
Economic Statistics, UNECE/STAT
Tel: -
Fax: -
E-mail: economic.stats@un.org
Latest update
7/13/2018
Reference time
annual average
Data type
Average
Creation date
11/12/2018
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000864
Footnotes

Footnotes

Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national and international (EUROSTAT, OECD, CIS) official sources.

Definition: The unemployment rate is the share (in per cent) of the unemployed in the labour force.

Unemployment data provided in this table may differ from unemployment data provided in Gender Statistics, due to the use of different sources.

General note: Data come from the Labour Force Survey (LFS), unless otherwise specified in country footnotes.
The UNECE secretariat presents time series ready for immediate analysis. When appropriate, source segments with methodological differences have been linked or rescaled to build long consistent time series. As a result, figures presented in this table may differ from those published by National Statistical Offices.

Regional aggregates are computed by UNECE secretariat. For more details, see the composition of regions note.


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Country: Albania

Data refer to registered unemployment, end of period, and are compiled by the National Statistical Office using administrative records.

Country: Armenia
Data refer to registered unemployment, end of period, and are compiled by the National Statistical Office using administrative records.
Country: Belarus

Data refer to registered unemployment, end of period, and are compiled by the National Statistical Office using administrative records.

Country: France

Geographical Coverage: Data for France do not include the overseas departments (DOM).

Country: Georgia

Geographical Coverage: from 1993 excludes Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Tshinvali).

Country: Israel
Designation and data provided by Israel.
The position of the United Nations on the question of Jerusalem is contained in General Assembly resolution 181 (II) and subsequent resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council concerning this question. Data include East Jerusalem.
Country: Liechtenstein
Unemployment: Break in series, from year 2006 data according to ILO definition. Data up to year 2005 included border workers from neighboring countries.
Country: Moldova, Republic of

Geographical Coverage: from 1993 excludes Transnistria.

Country: Serbia
Geographical Coverage: from 1999, excludes Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Tajikistan
Data refer to registered unemployment, end of period, and are compiled by the National Statistical Office using administrative records.
Country: Ukraine
Geographical coverage: from 2014, does not includes all territory of Ukraine.
Country: Uzbekistan
Data refer to registered unemployment, end of period, and are compiled by the National Statistical Office using administrative records.