Unemployment Around the WorldBy Catherine Rampell
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development today released some updated data on unemployment rates in its member countries.
According to the report, the unemployment rate for the O.E.C.D. area was 7.6 percent in March 2009, which is 0.3 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2 percentage points higher than the rate a year earlier.
Below, via ManyEyes, you can find an interactive graph of unemployment rates from October 2008 to March 2009 in most of the O.E.C.D. countries. Note how badly Spain (the top, lavender line) is doing these days.
Tips: To view just a single country, click on the icon in the legend. To view multiple countries, control-click. To view a range of countries, shift-control-click."