Select Committee on European Union Eighteenth Report


APPENDIX 3 (continued)

Table 6.1 Unemployment rate (percentage)

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
1999
2000
  
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
q1
q2
q3
q4
q1
q2
Belgium
6.7
6.6
7.3
8.9
10.0
9.9
9.7
9.2
9.5
9.1
9.2
9.1
9.1
8.9
8.6
8.5
Germany
-
-
-
7.9
8.5
8.2
8.9
9.9
9.4
8.8
8.8
8.7
8.8
8.7
8.5
8.4
Spain
16.2
16.4
18.5
22.9
24.1
22.9
22.2
20.8
18.8
15.9
16.9
15.9
15.6
15.1
15.0
14.4
France
9.0
9.5
10.4
11.7
12.3
11.7
12.4
12.4
11.7
11.3
11.7
11.5
11.2
10.8
10.3
9.8
Ireland
13.4
14.8
15.4
15.6
14.3
12.3
11.6
10.1
7.7
5.7
6.3
5.8
5.6
5.2
5.0
4.7
Italy
9.1
8.8
9.0
10.3
11.4
11.9
12.0
12.1
11.9
11.4
11.6
11.4
11.3
11.1
11.0
-
Luxembourg
1.7
1.7
2.1
2.7
3.2
2.9
3.2
2.6
2.8
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.2
2.2
2.2
Netherlands
6.2
5.8
5.7
6.6
7.2
6.9
6.3
5.2
4.0
3.3
3.6
3.5
3.3
2.8
2.8
-
Austria
-
-
-
4.0
3.8
3.9
4.3
4.4
4.7
3.8
4.1
3.9
3.7
3.6
3.6
3.3
Portugal
4.6
4.0
4.2
5.7
7.0
7.3
7.3
6.8
5.1
4.5
4.7
4.7
4.4
4.2
4.3
4.4
Finland
3.2
6.7
11.6
16.1
17.0
15.3
14.6
12.6
11.4
10.2
10.6
10.2
10.0
10.1
10.2
9.8
EU-11
7.9
8.3
9.2
10.9
11.7
11.4
11.6
11.7
10.9
10.0
10.3
10.0
9.9
9.6
9.5
9.2
EU-15
7.5
8.2
9.2
10.7
11.1
10.7
10.8
10.6
9.9
9.2
9.5
9.2
9.1
8.9
8.8
8.5
UK
7.0
8.8
10.1
10.5
9.6
8.7
8.2
7.0
6.3
6.1
6.2
6.1
6.0
6.0
5.8
-
US
5.5
6.7
7.4
6.8
6.1
5.6
5.4
5.0
4.5
4.2
4.3
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.0
4.0
Japan
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.5
2.9
3.1
3.4
3.4
4.1
4.7
4.6
4.8
4.7
4.6
4.8
4.7

Source: Eurostat , from Datastream.
Note; Quarterly data are seasonally adjusted. They are shown as a percentage of the labour force, defined according to ILO specifications.



 
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