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The U.S. ranks 23rd in long-term unemployment

1 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2009, the United States had a long-term unemployment rate of 16.3%.  This is enough to make the United States rank twenty-third out of the thirty-four participating OECD countries in that category.  Slovakia ranks first with a long-term unemployment rate of 50.9%.

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The U.S. ranks 5th in unemployment

12 November 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the United States had an unemployment rate of 9.6% in the third quarter of 2009, which made the United States tied with Hungary for fifth out of 25 OECD member nations  in that category. Spain ranked first, with an unemployment rate of 18.9%.

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The U.S. ranks 6th in unemployment

11 May 2009 Leave a comment

The United States continues to move up the ladder of OECD nations in terms of unemployment rates. As reported here previously, in December 2008 the United States ranked seventh. According to the OECD, as of March, the United States ranked sixth, with an unemployment rate of 8.5%. Spain continues to rank first, with an unemployment rate of 17.4% in March 2009.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in unemployment

10 February 2009 2 comments

The United States continues to move up the ladder of OECD nations in terms of unemployment rates. As reported here previously, in November 2008 the United States ranked 10th. According to the OECD, as of December 2008, the United States ranked seventh. Spain continues to rank first.

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The U.S. ranks 10th in unemployment

12 January 2009 3 comments

According to the OECD, in November 2008, the United States had the tenth highest unemployment rate out of twenty-two member nations, up from fourteenth in 2005. Spain had the highest unemployment rate in November 2008.

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Note: this ranking has been updated here.