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Unemployment: 2016 Countries
Unemployment: 2016 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.9%
0-0.20August 2016
Euro zone [+]10.1%
0-0.70July 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.9%
0-0.60July 2016
Germany [+]4.2%
-0.10-0.40July 2016
France [+]10.3%
0.20-0.20July 2016
Japan [+]3.0%
-0.10-0.30July 2016
Spain [+]19.6%
-0.30-2.30July 2016
Italy [+]11.4%
-0.20-0.30July 2016
Portugal [+]11.1%
0-1.20July 2016
Greece [+]23.4%
-0.20-1.58June 2016
Ireland [+]8.3%
0-0.80August 2016
Argentina [+]6.6%
-0.50-0.90June 2015
Austria [+]6.0%
-0.100.30July 2016
Australia [+]5.6%
-0.09-0.48August 2016
Belgium [+]8.3%
-0.100.20July 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.9%
-0.10-1.30July 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]7.0%
0.100August 2016
Chile [+]7.1%
0.200.50June 2016
Colombia [+]8.9%
0.040.64June 2016
Cyprus [+]11.6%
-0.20-3.40July 2016
Czech Republic [+]4.2%
0.10-0.80July 2016
Denmark [+]6.2%
0.100July 2016
Estonia [+]7.0%
0.500.90June 2016
Finland [+]8.8%
-0.30-0.60August 2016
Croatia [+]13.2%
0-3.30July 2016
Hungary [+]5.1%
-0.10-1.80June 2016
Iceland [+]2.8%
0-1.10July 2016
Lithuania [+]8.8%
0.40-0.40July 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.2%
0-0.30July 2016
Latvia [+]9.5%
-0.10-0.60July 2016
Malta [+]3.9%
-0.10-1.50July 2016
Mexico [+]4.0%
0.08-0.71July 2016
Netherlands [+]5.8%
-0.20-1.00August 2016
Norway [+]4.8%
0.100.40June 2016
Poland [+]6.1%
-0.10-1.30July 2016
Romania [+]6.1%
0.10-0.70July 2016
Russia [+]5.3%
-0.100July 2016
Sweden [+]7.2%
0.200.20August 2016
Slovenia [+]7.9%
-0.10-1.40July 2016
Slovakia [+]9.7%
-0.10-1.70July 2016
Turkey [+]10.1%
0.30-0.10May 2016
Uruguay [+]8.6%
1.081.62July 2016
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]10.80%
11.80%
9.80%
July 2016
Euro zone [+]21.10%
21.70%
20.40%
July 2016
United Kingdom [+]13.63%
15.87%
11.22%
July 2016
Germany [+]7.20%
8.20%
6.10%
July 2016
France [+]24.40%
25.00%
23.60%
July 2016
Japan [+]4.80%
6.20%
5.70%
July 2016
Spain [+]43.90%
43.00%
45.10%
July 2016
Italy [+]39.20%
36.40%
37.70%
July 2016
Portugal [+]26.30%
23.70%
29.20%
July 2016
Greece [+]47.70%
46.00%
49.50%
June 2016
Ireland [+]17.10%
18.90%
15.10%
August 2016
Austria [+]11.30%
12.40%
10.00%
July 2016
Australia [+]12.81%
13.95%
11.63%
August 2016
Belgium [+]20.70%
22.60%
18.50%
June 2016
Bulgaria [+]14.50%
15.40%
13.10%
July 2016
Canada [+]13.20%
14.80%
11.50%
August 2016
Chile [+]17.38%
16.01%
19.51%
June 2016
Cyprus [+]23.70%
22.70%
24.60%
June 2016
Czech Republic [+]11.40%
10.90%
12.20%
July 2016
Denmark [+]11.90%
12.80%
10.40%
July 2016
Estonia [+]15.80%
19.80%
11.80%
June 2016
Finland [+]20.50%
21.90%
19.30%
August 2016
Croatia [+]29.50%
27.60%
32.40%
June 2016
Hungary [+]13.10%
12.30%
14.20%
June 2016
Iceland [+]5.90%
7.20%
4.60%
July 2016
Lithuania [+]16.50%
16.90%
15.90%
July 2016
Luxembourg [+]17.00%
16.90%
17.20%
July 2016
Latvia [+]17.50%
20.10%
14.60%
July 2016
Malta [+]7.10%
9.10%
5.20%
July 2016
Netherlands [+]10.60%
11.30%
10.00%
August 2016
Norway [+]11.00%
12.30%
9.70%
June 2016
Poland [+]16.60%
14.60%
19.40%
July 2016
Romania [+]21.00%
20.20%
22.30%
March 2016
Sweden [+]19.70%
20.90%
18.60%
August 2016
Slovenia [+]15.00%
17.70%
11.90%
June 2016
Slovakia [+]24.00%
22.00%
27.20%
July 2016
Turkey [+]18.30%
15.00%
17.20%
May 2016
Uruguay [+]24.98%
20.94%
30.51%
July 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]5.00%
4.90%
August 2016
Euro zone [+]9.70%
10.50%
July 2016
United Kingdom [+]5.10%
4.70%
July 2016
Germany [+]4.60%
3.90%
July 2016
France [+]10.60%
10.00%
July 2016
Japan [+]3.20%
2.70%
July 2016
Spain [+]17.90%
21.60%
July 2016
Italy [+]10.60%
12.60%
July 2016
Portugal [+]10.80%
11.30%
July 2016
Greece [+]19.80%
27.80%
June 2016
Ireland [+]9.50%
6.80%
August 2016
Austria [+]6.40%
5.50%
July 2016
Australia [+]5.53%
5.73%
August 2016
Belgium [+]8.60%
7.90%
July 2016
Bulgaria [+]8.60%
7.10%
July 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.70%
6.20%
August 2016
Chile [+]6.90%
7.50%
June 2016
Cyprus [+]11.20%
12.10%
July 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.50%
5.00%
July 2016
Denmark [+]5.90%
6.40%
July 2016
Estonia [+]8.20%
5.70%
June 2016
Finland [+]8.90%
8.80%
August 2016
Croatia [+]13.00%
13.30%
July 2016
Hungary [+]5.20%
4.90%
June 2016
Iceland [+]2.80%
2.90%
July 2016
Lithuania [+]10.20%
7.40%
July 2016
Luxembourg [+]5.60%
6.80%
July 2016
Latvia [+]10.30%
8.80%
July 2016
Malta [+]3.70%
4.20%
July 2016
Mexico [+]3.92%
4.14%
July 2016
Netherlands [+]5.40%
6.30%
August 2016
Norway [+]5.50%
4.10%
June 2016
Poland [+]5.90%
6.40%
July 2016
Romania [+]6.90%
5.00%
July 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.20%
7.20%
August 2016
Slovenia [+]7.20%
8.70%
July 2016
Slovakia [+]8.60%
11.00%
July 2016
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.51%
9.62%
November 2015
Venezuela [+]6.70%
8.30%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.60%
29.30%
March 2016

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