Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Comparing U.S. and E.U. Unemployment



Source: Eurostat / BLS

11 comments:

Nickname unavailable said...

Wheres the UK..?
Wheres Greece..?

and arent there 50 states or somthing.

Jake said...

Greece only reports quarterly (thus no new info) and the UK is not part of the EU...

AND, unless you don't know how many countries and states there are, this isn't all of them. Quit being so lazy and click through on the links (I source everything) at the bottom of the page if you want more details.

Tim said...

Pardon me what? The UK may not be part of the Eurozone, but is definitly part of the EU.

Jake said...

whoops. yeah, eurozone

Nickname unavailable said...

Americans are cute.

The UK is the most indebt country in the EU (maybe the world)
&
Greece is by far the most bankrupt of all the EU nations.

Without them the chart is fairly worthless

getyourselfconnected said...

These levels of unemployment have all the makings of a global V shaped recovery indeed.

Anonymous said...

how about a graph comparing GDPs?

Jake said...

Cute, but literate and able to surf the Internet.

As mentioned, the Greek figure is unavailable (reports quarterly) and the UK figure takes all of two seconds to Google...

Suck it.

stuff said...

Looing at the source data - greece would come in between EY27 and New York and the UK between Bulgaria and Arkansas

Kristjan said...

I'm sorry to ruin the party for you guys put Eurostat data is more akin to the States' U-6, not the U-3 that was used to plot this chart. Eurostat reports broad unemployment, which also means discouraged people just like the U-6. I'm not saying things are terribly better here in the EU, but it would be nice if you used comparable data which was calculated the using the same methods.

Anonymous said...

Jake - after reading the comments + responses, I am officially a fan. I am going to have t shirts printed.

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