OECD YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
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Youth unemployment rates in OECD countries, December 2007 to March 2012 (Percentage of total youth labour force (15-24)
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CountryDecember 2007March 2012
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Switzerland*6.57.5
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Norway6.77.6
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Germany11.47.9
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Austria7.38.6
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Japan8.08.6
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Mexico*7.29.1
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Netherlands6.49.3
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Korea8.79.5
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Australia9.511.7
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Israel*14.013.6
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Canada11.013.9
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Denmark7.115.1
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Turkey17.115.4
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United States11.716.4
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Slovenia11.516.5
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Chile*18.816.5
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New Zealand9.416.7
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Belgium17.317.1
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Iceland*6.617.2
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Luxembourg15.117.4
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Czech Republic9.619.0
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Finland16.219.4
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France18.321.8
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United Kingdom13.621.9
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Sweden19.322.8
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Estonia7.324.9
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Poland18.526.7
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Hungary19.928.4
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Ireland9.430.3
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Slovak Republic19.433.9
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Italy21.335.9
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Portugal19.736.1
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Spain19.751.1
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Greece21.651.2
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OECD12.817.1
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G712.215.9
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Euro area (17)15.222.1
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European Union15.122.6
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Notes:
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*: Not seasonally adjusted data.
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Countries are shown in ascending order by the youth unemployment rate in March 2012.
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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
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a) OECD is the weighted average of 33 countries excluding Mexico
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Latest month available: December 2011 for Turkey; January 2012 for Greece, Norway and the United Kingdom; 2011 Q3 for Israel; 2011 Q4 for Estonia, Mexico, New Zealand and Switzerland; and 2012 Q1 for Chile.
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Source: OECD calculations based on the Short-term Indicators from Eurostat and various national sources. (Cut-off date: 2 May 2012).
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OECD Youth unemployment rates
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Youth unemployment evolution
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