lfcompendium

Human Resource Management (Available Titles Coursemate)

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Unformatted text preview: International Comparisons of Annual Labor Force Statistics Adjusted to U.S. Concepts, 10 Countries, 1970-2010 Abstract: This report presents selected annual labor force statistics for 1970-2010 for the United States and nine developed foreign countries: Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Indicators cover unemployment, employment, labor force, and working-age population, with foreign-country data adjusted as closely as possible to U.S. concepts. The HMTL version of this report is available at www.bls.gov/ilc/flscomparelf.htm . Note that monthly updates to seasonally adjusted monthly and quarterly unemployment rates and employment indexes are available at www.bls.gov/ilc/intl_unemployment_rates_monthly.htm . March 30, 2011 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Division of International Labor Comparisons www.bls.gov/ilc CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 1 WHY ARE ADJUSTMENTS NECESSARY? ........................................................................................................................................................................... 1 SECTION 1. UNEMPLOYMENT ......................................................................................................................................................... 3 HOW IS UNEMPLOYMENT MEASURED? .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3 BOX 1 YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 ALTERNATIVE MEASURES OF UNEMPLOYMENT ............................................................................................................................................................ 4 OTHER UNEMPLOYMENT SERIES ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 TABLE 1-1 UNEMPLOYMENT ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 TABLE 1-2 UNEMPLOYMENT RATES .......................................................................................................................................................................... 7 TABLE 1-3 UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR MEN ......................................................................................................................................................... 8 TABLE 1-4 UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR WOMEN ................................................................................................................................................... 9 UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR WOMEN ....
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