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Statistical tables:
International comparisons

Message from the Secretary of Labor
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Appendix: Statistical Tables
General conditions in the labor market
Employment and the labor force
Wages and productivity
Earnings, prices, and expenditures
Benefits and working conditions
International comparisons
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Key indicators of unemployment, inflation, and productivity across international boundaries are compared in this section.


  1. Civilian unemployment rates, approximating U.S. concepts, 10 countries, 1959-2000 (PDF 9K)

  2. Consumer price indexes, 16 countries, 1950-2000 (PDF 10K)

  3. Hourly compensation costs in U.S. dollars for production workers in manufacturing, 29 countries or areas, 1975-99 (PDF 11K)

  4. Output per hour, hourly compensation, and unit labor costs in manufacturing, 12 countries, 1950-99 (PDF 22K)

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