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Unemployment: 2017 Countries
Unemployment: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.7%
-0.10-0.20February 2017
Euro zone [+]9.6%
0-0.80January 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.7%
-0.10-0.40January 2017
Germany [+]3.8%
-0.10-0.60January 2017
France [+]10.0%
0-0.20January 2017
Japan [+]3.0%
-0.10-0.20January 2017
Spain [+]18.2%
-0.20-2.40January 2017
Italy [+]11.9%
00.30January 2017
Portugal [+]10.2%
0-1.90January 2017
Greece [+]23.1%
0-0.86December 2016
Ireland [+]6.6%
-0.10-1.80February 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.7%
0-0.40January 2017
Australia [+]5.9%
0.210.08February 2017
Belgium [+]7.7%
0-0.60January 2017
Bulgaria [+]7.2%
0.10-0.70January 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.6%
-0.20-0.70February 2017
Chile [+]6.2%
0.100.40December 2016
Colombia [+]10.5%
-1.230.50February 2017
Cyprus [+]14.1%
01.00January 2017
Czech Republic [+]3.4%
-0.10-0.90January 2017
Denmark [+]6.2%
00.20January 2017
Estonia [+]6.2%
-0.50-0.20December 2016
Finland [+]8.7%
0-0.40February 2017
Croatia [+]11.3%
-0.10-3.50January 2017
Hungary [+]4.3%
-0.20-1.90December 2016
Iceland [+]3.0%
0-0.20January 2017
Lithuania [+]8.1%
0.50-0.10January 2017
Luxembourg [+]6.1%
-0.20-0.30January 2017
Latvia [+]9.7%
0.10-0.40January 2017
Malta [+]4.4%
-0.10-0.70January 2017
Mexico [+]3.4%
-0.22-0.77February 2017
Netherlands [+]5.3%
0-1.20February 2017
Norway [+]4.4%
-0.30-0.20December 2016
Poland [+]5.4%
-0.10-1.30January 2017
Romania [+]5.4%
-0.10-1.00January 2017
Russia [+]5.6%
0.30-0.20January 2017
Sweden [+]6.8%
0-0.30February 2017
Slovenia [+]7.5%
0-0.90January 2017
Slovakia [+]8.6%
-0.20-1.80January 2017
Turkey [+]11.8%
0.101.50November 2016
Uruguay [+]2.5%
-0.28-5.20January 2017
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]10.10%
11.10%
9.10%
January 2017
Euro zone [+]20.00%
20.60%
19.30%
January 2017
United Kingdom [+]12.33%
14.38%
10.10%
January 2017
Germany [+]6.50%
7.30%
5.50%
January 2017
France [+]23.60%
24.50%
22.50%
January 2017
Japan [+]4.40%
5.20%
3.40%
January 2017
Spain [+]42.20%
42.20%
42.30%
January 2017
Italy [+]37.90%
35.40%
40.50%
January 2017
Portugal [+]25.70%
25.60%
25.90%
January 2017
Greece [+]45.20%
42.00%
48.80%
December 2016
Ireland [+]14.50%
16.20%
12.60%
February 2017
Austria [+]10.50%
11.80%
9.00%
January 2017
Australia [+]13.26%
14.51%
11.80%
February 2017
Belgium [+]20.70%
22.10%
19.00%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]23.00%
23.90%
21.70%
January 2017
Canada [+]12.40%
14.10%
10.60%
February 2017
Chile [+]15.67%
14.92%
16.79%
December 2016
Cyprus [+]32.80%
30.10%
35.00%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]8.90%
8.10%
10.10%
January 2017
Denmark [+]12.50%
13.60%
12.10%
January 2017
Estonia [+]13.50%
11.50%
15.90%
December 2016
Finland [+]20.20%
21.10%
19.40%
February 2017
Croatia [+]28.10%
28.40%
27.60%
December 2016
Hungary [+]11.50%
11.80%
11.10%
December 2016
Iceland [+]6.60%
7.00%
6.20%
January 2017
Lithuania [+]15.50%
18.00%
12.20%
January 2017
Luxembourg [+]19.70%
22.30%
17.50%
January 2017
Latvia [+]19.00%
23.40%
13.90%
January 2017
Malta [+]11.90%
12.90%
10.70%
January 2017
Netherlands [+]9.70%
9.70%
9.70%
February 2017
Norway [+]10.30%
12.00%
8.60%
December 2016
Poland [+]14.30%
14.30%
14.30%
January 2017
Romania [+]20.30%
19.40%
21.80%
September 2016
Sweden [+]18.50%
20.10%
16.90%
February 2017
Slovenia [+]16.90%
15.30%
18.60%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]20.10%
17.00%
25.60%
January 2017
Turkey [+]21.20%
15.00%
17.20%
November 2016
Uruguay [+]25.57%
21.66%
31.22%
November 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.80%
4.60%
February 2017
Euro zone [+]9.30%
10.00%
January 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.90%
4.60%
January 2017
Germany [+]4.30%
3.30%
January 2017
France [+]10.10%
9.90%
January 2017
Japan [+]3.10%
2.70%
January 2017
Spain [+]16.80%
19.90%
January 2017
Italy [+]10.90%
13.30%
January 2017
Portugal [+]9.90%
10.50%
January 2017
Greece [+]19.50%
27.60%
December 2016
Ireland [+]7.10%
5.90%
February 2017
Austria [+]6.20%
5.20%
January 2017
Australia [+]5.79%
5.96%
February 2017
Belgium [+]7.80%
7.60%
January 2017
Bulgaria [+]7.70%
6.50%
January 2017
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.10%
6.00%
February 2017
Chile [+]6.00%
6.50%
December 2016
Cyprus [+]14.00%
14.30%
January 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.80%
4.10%
January 2017
Denmark [+]6.00%
6.50%
January 2017
Estonia [+]6.10%
6.40%
December 2016
Finland [+]8.90%
8.60%
February 2017
Croatia [+]10.80%
11.80%
January 2017
Hungary [+]4.40%
4.20%
December 2016
Iceland [+]2.90%
3.10%
January 2017
Lithuania [+]9.60%
6.70%
January 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.80%
6.50%
January 2017
Latvia [+]11.40%
8.00%
January 2017
Malta [+]4.30%
4.50%
January 2017
Mexico [+]3.34%
3.43%
February 2017
Netherlands [+]4.90%
5.70%
February 2017
Norway [+]5.00%
3.80%
December 2016
Poland [+]5.30%
5.50%
January 2017
Romania [+]5.80%
4.90%
January 2017
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.30%
6.30%
February 2017
Slovenia [+]6.90%
8.00%
January 2017
Slovakia [+]7.90%
9.40%
January 2017
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]2.31%
7.14%
January 2017
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