To ask the Secretary of State for Employment by what percentage unemployment rose in the past 12 months in each of the EC and Group of Seven countries.
The table shows the changes in the internationally comparable unemployment rates, for EC and Group of Seven countries, over the latest available 12 months. Where no rates are produced for a particular country by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), harmonised rates produced by the Statistical Office of the European Community (SOEC) are given instead.
3 OECD standardized rates are not available for Denmark and Luxembourg. Similar harmonized rates compiled by the Statistical Office of the European Community (SOEC) are shown for these countries.
Note: There are currently no comparable rates available for Greece.
Source: OECD "Main Economic Indicators".
EUROSTAT "Unemployment Bulletins".