The unemployment rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) dropped by one tenth in September to reach 5.2% of the active population, with significant declines in Australia, South Korea, the United States and Portugal.
The drop was three tenths in Australia (to 5% of the active population) and in Portugal (to 6.6%), and two tenths in the United States (to 3.7%, its lowest level since December 1969). ), in South Korea (to 4%), in Belgium (to 6.3%), in Ireland (to 5.4%), in Latvia (to 7.2%), in Luxembourg (to 5%) or in Holland (to 3.7%).
In Spain, the percentage of unemployed decreased one tenth in September and remained at 14.9%, the second highest of the 36 OECD countries, only behind Greece (19% in July, the last available data) , the OECD said today in a statement.
The 3.386 million unemployed people who had in September in Spain represented 10.25% of the total of those of the organization, a percentage lower than the 10.77% that they supposed in the first quarter and to 11.36% in 2016.
The 33.05 million unemployed people of the 36 member countries in September were 400,000 more than in April 2008, when the effects of the economic crisis were felt.
The countries with the lowest unemployment rates were Japan (2.3%), the Czech Republic (2.3%), Iceland (2.6%), Mexico (3.3%), Germany (3.4%). and Poland (3.4%).