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Unemployment: 2017 Countries
Unemployment: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.5%
-0.20-0.50March 2017
Euro zone [+]9.5%
-0.10-0.80February 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.7%
0-0.40February 2017
Germany [+]3.9%
0-0.40February 2017
France [+]10.0%
0-0.20February 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
0-0.40March 2017
Spain [+]18.0%
-0.20-2.50February 2017
Italy [+]11.5%
-0.30-0.20February 2017
Portugal [+]10.0%
-0.10-2.20February 2017
Greece [+]23.5%
0-0.95January 2017
Ireland [+]6.4%
-0.20-1.90March 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.7%
0.10-0.40February 2017
Australia [+]5.9%
0.010.15March 2017
Belgium [+]7.0%
0-1.20February 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.7%
-0.10-1.40February 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.7%
0.10-0.40March 2017
Chile [+]6.6%
0.200.30February 2017
Colombia [+]10.5%
-1.230.50February 2017
Cyprus [+]12.9%
-0.20-0.50February 2017
Czech Republic [+]3.4%
0.10-0.80February 2017
Denmark [+]6.4%
0.200.40February 2017
Estonia [+]5.8%
-0.40-0.50January 2017
Finland [+]8.8%
0.10-0.20March 2017
Croatia [+]11.6%
-0.30-2.80February 2017
Hungary [+]4.3%
0-1.60January 2017
Iceland [+]2.9%
0-0.30February 2017
Lithuania [+]8.3%
0.200.30February 2017
Luxembourg [+]6.1%
0-0.30February 2017
Latvia [+]9.3%
-0.40-0.50February 2017
Malta [+]4.1%
0-1.00February 2017
Mexico [+]3.2%
-0.18-0.55March 2017
Netherlands [+]5.1%
-0.20-1.30March 2017
Norway [+]4.2%
-0.20-0.60January 2017
Poland [+]5.3%
-0.10-1.20February 2017
Romania [+]5.4%
0-0.90February 2017
Russia [+]5.6%
0-0.20February 2017
Sweden [+]6.4%
-0.40-0.80March 2017
Slovenia [+]7.8%
-0.10-0.40February 2017
Slovakia [+]8.6%
-0.10-1.60February 2017
Turkey [+]11.9%
0.101.70December 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 [+]9.90%
11.20%
8.50%
February 2017
Euro zone [+]19.40%
19.80%
19.00%
February 2017
United Kingdom [+]12.44%
14.30%
10.44%
February 2017
Germany [+]6.60%
7.50%
5.50%
February 2017
France [+]23.60%
24.00%
23.10%
February 2017
Japan [+]4.40%
4.10%
4.60%
March 2017
Spain [+]41.50%
41.00%
42.00%
February 2017
Italy [+]35.20%
36.90%
41.10%
February 2017
Portugal [+]25.40%
24.30%
26.80%
February 2017
Greece [+]48.00%
44.40%
51.90%
January 2017
Ireland [+]13.90%
15.60%
12.00%
March 2017
Austria [+]10.70%
13.40%
7.70%
February 2017
Australia [+]13.27%
14.07%
12.23%
March 2017
Belgium [+]19.10%
21.50%
16.10%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]16.70%
15.30%
18.80%
February 2017
Canada [+]12.80%
14.60%
10.80%
March 2017
Chile [+]15.86%
14.28%
18.33%
February 2017
Cyprus [+]30.40%
23.90%
36.20%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]10.30%
9.80%
11.00%
February 2017
Denmark [+]12.80%
13.40%
12.10%
February 2017
Estonia [+]12.40%
11.10%
13.90%
January 2017
Finland [+]20.00%
20.60%
19.30%
March 2017
Croatia [+]28.80%
28.00%
29.90%
December 2016
Hungary [+]11.20%
11.30%
11.10%
January 2017
Iceland [+]7.10%
7.50%
6.60%
February 2017
Lithuania [+]15.70%
18.30%
12.10%
February 2017
Luxembourg [+]18.80%
19.70%
17.90%
February 2017
Latvia [+]17.80%
21.40%
13.70%
February 2017
Malta [+]12.90%
11.70%
14.50%
February 2017
Netherlands [+]9.60%
9.40%
9.70%
March 2017
Norway [+]9.90%
11.20%
8.60%
January 2017
Poland [+]14.50%
14.80%
14.10%
February 2017
Romania [+]20.40%
19.60%
21.60%
December 2016
Sweden [+]17.20%
18.20%
16.10%
March 2017
Slovenia [+]14.50%
13.50%
15.70%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]19.10%
16.50%
23.40%
February 2017
Turkey [+]22.10%
15.00%
17.20%
December 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 [+]4.60%
4.30%
March 2017
Euro zone [+]9.20%
9.80%
February 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.80%
4.50%
February 2017
Germany [+]4.30%
3.40%
February 2017
France [+]10.10%
9.90%
February 2017
Japan [+]2.80%
2.70%
March 2017
Spain [+]16.50%
19.80%
February 2017
Italy [+]10.60%
12.80%
February 2017
Portugal [+]9.50%
10.40%
February 2017
Greece [+]19.90%
27.90%
January 2017
Ireland [+]6.90%
5.80%
March 2017
Austria [+]6.30%
4.90%
February 2017
Australia [+]5.75%
6.03%
March 2017
Belgium [+]7.60%
6.40%
February 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.90%
6.50%
February 2017
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.20%
6.20%
March 2017
Chile [+]6.00%
7.50%
February 2017
Cyprus [+]11.70%
14.20%
February 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.80%
4.10%
February 2017
Denmark [+]6.20%
6.50%
February 2017
Estonia [+]5.60%
5.90%
January 2017
Finland [+]9.20%
8.40%
March 2017
Croatia [+]10.70%
12.80%
February 2017
Hungary [+]4.30%
4.30%
January 2017
Iceland [+]3.00%
2.90%
February 2017
Lithuania [+]9.80%
6.80%
February 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.80%
6.40%
February 2017
Latvia [+]11.00%
7.80%
February 2017
Malta [+]3.50%
5.00%
February 2017
Mexico [+]3.02%
3.46%
March 2017
Netherlands [+]4.80%
5.50%
March 2017
Norway [+]4.60%
3.60%
January 2017
Poland [+]5.30%
5.40%
February 2017
Romania [+]5.70%
5.00%
February 2017
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.60%
6.10%
March 2017
Slovenia [+]7.80%
7.80%
February 2017
Slovakia [+]8.10%
9.20%
February 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