Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.Jump to full report >>
The OECD produces harmonised unemployment rates for OECD members based on the ILO definition of unemployment.
The UK harmonised unemployment rate for Q2 2015 was 5.6%. This was below the rate of France and Italy but above that of Germany.
In the US, the unemployment rate stood at 5.2% in Q3 2015, down from 5.4% in Q2.
In the Eurozone, the unemployment rate was 10.9% in Q3 2015, compared to 11.0% in Q2 2015.
Spain and Greece have the highest harmonised unemployment rate out of 34 OECD member states (22.5% and 25.0%)
Japan and Korea had the lowest unemployment rate in the OECD in Q2 2015 at (3.4% and 3.6%).
Commons Briefing papers SN02800
Author: Christopher Watson