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  • 10-October-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: October 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate stood at 7.9% in August 2013, unchanged from the previous month. Across the OECD area, 47.8 million persons were unemployed in August 2013.

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  • 19-September-2013

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: September 2013

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in OECD countries fell 0.2% in the second quarter of 2013 as labour productivity growth (0.4%) outpaced a rise in labour compensation (0.2%).

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  • 10-September-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: September 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 7.9% in July 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.

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  • 16-July-2013

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    Employment situation, first quarter 2013, OECD

    The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.1% in the first quarter of 2013, unchanged from the previous quarter, and 0.2 percentage point higher than one year ago. This was still 1.4 percentage points below the level recorded in the second quarter of 2008, the quarter preceding the start of the global financial crisis.

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  • 9-July-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: July 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in April 2013, unchanged from the previous month.

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  • 20-June-2013

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: June 2013

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in OECD countries decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2013, compared with a rise of 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012. This was driven by lower growth of labour compensation per unit of labour input (0.3% compared with 0.9% in the previous quarter), and increased labour productivity growth (0.4% compared with minus 0.2%).

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  • 11-June-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: June 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in April 2013, unchanged from the previous month.

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  • 15-May-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: May 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 8.0% in March 2013, compared with 8.1% in the previous month. However, this small decline masks diverging patterns across countries.

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  • 11-April-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: April 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 8.0% in February 2013, compared with 8.1% in the previous month. The unemployment rate in the euro area was stable (at 12.0%) in February, but still 1.1 percentage point higher than its mid-90’s peak.

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  • 21-March-2013

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: March 2013

    Growth in Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area accelerated to 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 0.2% in the third quarter. Overall, growth in labour compensation per unit of labour input slowed marginally (to 0.3% compared to 0.4% in the third quarter). But this was more than offset by a significant slowdown in labour productivity (minus 0.3% compared to plus 0.2% in the previous quarter).

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