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Unemployment: 2014 Countries

Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]6.1%
-0.20June 2014
Euro zone [+]11.5%
-0.10June 2014
United Kingdom [+]6.4%
-0.10June 2014
Germany [+]5.1%
0June 2014
France [+]10.2%
0.10June 2014
Japan [+]3.7%
0.20June 2014
Spain [+]24.5%
-0.60June 2014
Italy [+]12.3%
-0.30June 2014
Portugal [+]14.1%
-0.20June 2014
Greece [+]27.2%
-0.10May 2014
Ireland [+]11.8%
-0.20June 2014
Argentina [+]7.1%
0.70March 2014
Austria [+]5.0%
0.30June 2014
Australia [+]6.4%
0.36July 2014
Belgium [+]8.5%
0June 2014
Bulgaria [+]11.6%
-0.30June 2014
Brazil [+]4.9%
-0.10April 2014
Canada [+]7.0%
-0.10July 2014
Chile [+]6.5%
0.20June 2014
Colombia [+]8.8%
-0.17May 2014
Cyprus [+]15.2%
-0.10June 2014
Czech Republic [+]6.1%
-0.20June 2014
Denmark [+]6.5%
0June 2014
Estonia [+]7.2%
-0.70May 2014
Finland [+]8.8%
0.30June 2014
Croatia [+]16.3%
0June 2014
Hungary [+]8.1%
0.20May 2014
Iceland [+]5.1%
0June 2014
Lithuania [+]10.5%
-0.50June 2014
Luxembourg [+]6.3%
0June 2014
Latvia [+]11.5%
0March 2014
Malta [+]5.6%
-0.10June 2014
Mexico [+]4.8%
-0.13June 2014
Netherlands [+]6.8%
-0.20June 2014
Norway [+]3.2%
-0.10May 2014
Poland [+]9.5%
-0.10June 2014
Romania [+]7.1%
-0.20June 2014
Russia [+]4.9%
0June 2014
Sweden [+]8.0%
0.20June 2014
Slovenia [+]10.1%
-0.20June 2014
Slovakia [+]13.8%
-0.10June 2014
Turkey [+]9.1%
0April 2014
Uruguay [+]6.9%
0.06June 2014
Venezuela [+]7.1%
-0.10April 2014
South Africa [+]25.5%
0June 2014
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]June 20146.30%
5.90%
Euro zone [+]June 201411.40%
11.70%
United Kingdom [+]June 20146.60%
6.10%
Germany [+]June 20145.40%
4.70%
France [+]June 201410.50%
9.70%
Japan [+]June 20143.80%
3.50%
Spain [+]June 201423.60%
25.60%
Italy [+]June 201411.30%
13.80%
Portugal [+]June 201414.00%
14.20%
Greece [+]May 201424.20%
31.10%
Ireland [+]June 201413.40%
10.00%
Austria [+]June 20145.10%
4.70%
Australia [+]July 20146.44%
6.32%
Belgium [+]June 20149.00%
7.90%
Bulgaria [+]June 201412.20%
10.90%
Brazil [+]April 20143.80%
6.10%
Canada [+]July 20147.50%
6.40%
Chile [+]June 20146.20%
6.80%
Cyprus [+]June 201415.40%
14.90%
Czech Republic [+]June 20145.10%
7.30%
Denmark [+]June 20146.10%
7.00%
Estonia [+]May 20147.70%
6.80%
Finland [+]June 20149.30%
8.20%
Croatia [+]June 201414.60%
18.20%
Hungary [+]May 20148.00%
8.20%
Iceland [+]June 20145.10%
5.00%
Lithuania [+]June 201411.40%
9.60%
Luxembourg [+]June 20145.90%
6.70%
Latvia [+]March 201412.80%
10.20%
Malta [+]June 20145.60%
5.50%
Mexico [+]June 20144.76%
4.85%
Netherlands [+]June 20147.00%
6.60%
Norway [+]May 20143.30%
3.00%
Poland [+]June 20149.10%
9.90%
Romania [+]June 20147.70%
6.40%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]June 20148.40%
7.50%
Slovenia [+]June 20149.20%
11.10%
Slovakia [+]June 201413.60%
13.90%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]June 20145.62%
8.34%
Venezuela [+]April 20146.60%
7.80%
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