OCTOBER JOBLESS RATE STABLE IN OECD COUNTRIES.

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The standardised average unemployment rate in the OECD zone was stable at 7.1% in October 2003, 0.1% higher than the same time last year. In the Euro zone, the standard rate stayed at 8.8% in October 2003, 0.3% higher than the same time last year. In the United States, the standard unemployment rate was 6.0% for October 2003, 0.1 percentage point down from the previous month, but 0.2 percentage points up from the previous year. In Japan, the standard unemployment rate was at 5.2% in October 2003, up by 0.1% from the previous month, but down by 0.3 points from the same time last year.

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