Unemployment: 2014 Countries

Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]5.6%
-0.20December 2014
Euro zone [+]11.5%
0November 2014
United Kingdom [+]5.8%
-0.20November 2014
Germany [+]5.0%
0November 2014
France [+]10.3%
0.10November 2014
Japan [+]3.5%
0November 2014
Spain [+]23.9%
-0.10November 2014
Italy [+]13.4%
0.10November 2014
Portugal [+]13.9%
0.30November 2014
Greece [+]25.8%
0.09October 2014
Ireland [+]10.7%
-0.20November 2014
Argentina [+]7.5%
0September 2014
Austria [+]4.9%
-0.10November 2014
Australia [+]6.1%
-0.16December 2014
Belgium [+]8.5%
-0.10November 2014
Bulgaria [+]11.1%
-0.20November 2014
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.6%
0December 2014
Chile [+]6.1%
-0.30November 2014
Colombia [+]7.7%
-0.15November 2014
Cyprus [+]16.8%
0.30November 2014
Czech Republic [+]5.8%
0November 2014
Denmark [+]6.4%
0November 2014
Estonia [+]6.9%
-0.50October 2014
Finland [+]8.9%
0November 2014
Croatia [+]16.6%
0November 2014
Hungary [+]7.4%
0.10October 2014
Iceland [+]4.6%
-0.10November 2014
Lithuania [+]9.4%
-0.50November 2014
Luxembourg [+]5.9%
0November 2014
Latvia [+]10.7%
0September 2014
Malta [+]5.8%
0November 2014
Mexico [+]2.3%
0.14November 2014
Netherlands [+]6.5%
0November 2014
Norway [+]3.8%
0.10October 2014
Poland [+]8.2%
-0.10November 2014
Romania [+]6.5%
-0.20November 2014
Russia [+]5.2%
0.10November 2014
Sweden [+]7.8%
-0.30November 2014
Slovenia [+]9.6%
-0.10November 2014
Slovakia [+]12.6%
-0.20November 2014
Turkey [+]10.4%
0August 2014
Uruguay [+]7.0%
0.35November 2014
Venezuela [+]5.9%
-0.50November 2014
South Africa [+]25.5%
0June 2014
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Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]December 20145.80%
5.30%
Euro zone [+]November 201411.40%
11.70%
United Kingdom [+]November 20146.10%
5.50%
Germany [+]November 20145.40%
4.60%
France [+]November 201410.50%
10.20%
Japan [+]November 20143.80%
3.10%
Spain [+]November 201422.70%
25.30%
Italy [+]November 201412.50%
14.60%
Portugal [+]November 201413.80%
13.90%
Greece [+]October 201423.10%
29.20%
Ireland [+]November 201411.80%
9.30%
Austria [+]November 20145.30%
4.50%
Australia [+]December 20146.06%
6.16%
Belgium [+]November 20148.80%
8.20%
Bulgaria [+]November 201412.00%
10.10%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]December 20146.90%
6.30%
Chile [+]November 20145.70%
6.50%
Cyprus [+]November 201418.40%
15.00%
Czech Republic [+]November 20144.90%
7.00%
Denmark [+]November 20146.50%
6.30%
Estonia [+]October 20146.90%
6.90%
Finland [+]November 20149.80%
7.90%
Croatia [+]November 201416.10%
17.10%
Hungary [+]October 20147.20%
7.60%
Iceland [+]November 20144.50%
4.80%
Lithuania [+]November 201410.70%
8.10%
Luxembourg [+]November 20145.80%
6.10%
Latvia [+]September 201411.40%
10.10%
Malta [+]November 20146.10%
5.50%
Mexico [+]November 20142.27%
2.27%
Netherlands [+]November 20146.70%
6.30%
Norway [+]October 20143.90%
3.60%
Poland [+]November 20147.70%
8.90%
Romania [+]November 20147.00%
5.90%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]November 20147.90%
7.80%
Slovenia [+]November 20149.00%
10.50%
Slovakia [+]November 201412.00%
13.30%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]November 20145.85%
8.39%
Venezuela [+]November 20145.40%
6.80%
South Africa [+]June 201423.80%
27.50%
Unemployment Countries comparison

Unemployment (or joblessness) occurs when people are without jobs and they have actively sought work. Therefore, the unemployed in a country are those with age, ability and desire to work (labor force) but do not have a job.

The number of unemployed in a country usually was expressed in terms of the labor force, and it is called unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is a percentage and it is calculated by dividing the number of unemployed people by all individuals currently in the labor force.

Unemployment rate = Total Unemployed / Labor force