OECD unemployment rate steady at 8.7% in April
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14/06/2010 - The unemployment rate for the OECD area was steady in April 2010 at 8.7%, unchanged from March. The general picture is of broad stability across OECD countries. The May 2010 rate for Canada was 8.1%, unchanged from April. But the May rate for the United States, at 9.7%, fell by 0.2 percentage points from April, reflecting the hiring of temporary workers for the 2010 US Census.
The next publication of the OECD's harmonised unemployment rates will be on Monday 12 July 2010.
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