Unemployment in the 38 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) remained unchanged in April 2023for the third consecutive month, however, it is still a long way from reaching the record level of July 2022.
Last April, the unemployment rate remained at 4.8%the percentage is close to the record low seen in July 2022. Which means there are 33 million people without jobs.a much lower figure than the almost 41 million unemployed people who registered in 2021.
The unemployment rate was close to its record low in eight countries: Germany, Canada, the United States and France.
Countries with more and less unemployment
Declines were recorded in 17 OECD countries with the largest declines in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Portugal and Italy.
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By contrast Unemployment rate rose in Australia, Colombia and Mexicohowever, the increase was relatively low.
For example, Mexico rose from 2.7% in March to 2.9% in Aprilwhile, in Colombia from 10.1 rose to 10.4% and in Australia from 3.5% to 3.7%.
Some of the countries that make up the OECD are: Australia, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the United States, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland , Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, among others.
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