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Unemployment: 2016 Countries
Unemployment: 2016 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.9%
-0.10-0.80January 2016
Euro zone [+]10.4%
-0.10-1.00December 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.1%
-0.10-0.70November 2015
Germany [+]4.5%
0-0.40December 2015
France [+]10.2%
0.10-0.30December 2015
Japan [+]3.3%
0-0.10December 2015
Spain [+]20.8%
-0.60-2.80December 2015
Italy [+]11.4%
0.10-1.00December 2015
Portugal [+]11.8%
-0.60-1.80December 2015
Greece [+]24.5%
-0.15-1.59October 2015
Ireland [+]8.6%
-0.20-1.50January 2016
Argentina [+]6.6%
-0.50-0.90June 2015
Austria [+]5.8%
00.20December 2015
Australia [+]6.0%
0.09-0.03June 2015
Belgium [+]7.9%
0.10-0.70December 2015
Bulgaria [+]8.8%
0-1.40December 2015
Brazil [+]6.9%
-0.602.60December 2015
Canada [+]7.2%
0.100.60January 2016
Chile [+]5.8%
-0.30-0.20November 2015
Colombia [+]8.6%
1.32-0.13December 2015
Cyprus [+]15.7%
-0.10-0.70December 2015
Czech Republic [+]4.5%
-0.10-1.30December 2015
Denmark [+]6.0%
0-0.20December 2015
Estonia [+]6.5%
0.200November 2015
Finland [+]9.5%
0.100.50December 2015
Croatia [+]16.5%
-0.10-1.20December 2015
Hungary [+]6.3%
-0.10-1.00November 2015
Iceland [+]3.6%
-0.50-0.70December 2015
Lithuania [+]8.5%
0.10-1.50December 2015
Luxembourg [+]6.1%
0-0.20December 2015
Latvia [+]10.2%
0.200.10December 2015
Malta [+]5.1%
0-0.80December 2015
Mexico [+]4.0%
0.000.21December 2015
Netherlands [+]6.6%
-0.20-0.60December 2015
Norway [+]4.6%
00.80October 2015
Poland [+]7.1%
-0.10-1.10December 2015
Romania [+]6.7%
00.10December 2015
Russia [+]5.8%
0.300.60November 2015
Sweden [+]7.2%
0.40-0.40December 2015
Slovenia [+]8.8%
0.20-0.60December 2015
Slovakia [+]10.6%
-0.20-1.80December 2015
Turkey [+]10.6%
0.200October 2015
Uruguay [+]7.9%
-0.610.92November 2015
Venezuela [+]6.0%
-0.100.50December 2015
South Africa [+]25.0%
0-0.50June 2015
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]11.20%
13.10%
9.30%
December 2015
Euro zone [+]22.00%
22.90%
20.90%
December 2015
United Kingdom [+]13.70%
15.20%
12.08%
November 2015
Germany [+]7.00%
7.70%
6.20%
December 2015
France [+]25.90%
27.90%
23.70%
December 2015
Japan [+]5.20%
5.90%
4.50%
December 2015
Spain [+]46.00%
45.30%
46.90%
December 2015
Italy [+]37.90%
37.60%
42.20%
December 2015
Portugal [+]31.00%
30.50%
31.50%
December 2015
Greece [+]48.60%
44.20%
53.50%
October 2015
Ireland [+]19.10%
21.00%
16.70%
January 2016
Austria [+]11.20%
12.00%
10.30%
December 2015
Australia [+]13.30%
14.28%
12.40%
June 2015
Belgium [+]22.70%
21.90%
22.60%
December 2015
Bulgaria [+]21.00%
21.30%
20.40%
December 2015
Canada [+]13.00%
14.90%
11.00%
January 2016
Chile [+]15.37%
14.34%
17.01%
November 2015
Cyprus [+]31.70%
28.30%
34.70%
December 2015
Czech Republic [+]10.90%
9.30%
13.40%
December 2015
Denmark [+]10.30%
11.40%
9.10%
December 2015
Estonia [+]17.10%
18.60%
15.40%
November 2015
Finland [+]22.10%
24.60%
19.90%
December 2015
Croatia [+]44.10%
42.10%
46.90%
December 2015
Hungary [+]15.70%
16.60%
14.40%
November 2015
Iceland [+]8.00%
11.60%
4.40%
December 2015
Lithuania [+]14.30%
13.20%
15.70%
December 2015
Luxembourg [+]14.70%
15.90%
13.20%
December 2015
Latvia [+]18.20%
20.30%
15.30%
December 2015
Malta [+]12.60%
14.70%
10.20%
December 2015
Netherlands [+]11.20%
11.50%
10.80%
December 2015
Norway [+]9.40%
10.40%
8.30%
October 2015
Poland [+]20.50%
20.40%
20.60%
December 2015
Romania [+]21.20%
19.60%
23.60%
September 2015
Sweden [+]19.40%
20.00%
18.70%
December 2015
Slovenia [+]15.00%
15.30%
14.70%
December 2015
Slovakia [+]24.70%
23.60%
26.40%
December 2015
Turkey [+]18.90%
15.00%
17.20%
October 2015
Uruguay [+]24.02%
19.45%
30.18%
November 2015
South Africa [+]49.90%
June 2015
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.90%
4.90%
January 2016
Euro zone [+]10.30%
10.60%
December 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.20%
4.90%
November 2015
Germany [+]4.90%
4.10%
December 2015
France [+]10.90%
9.40%
December 2015
Japan [+]3.70%
2.90%
December 2015
Spain [+]19.30%
22.50%
December 2015
Italy [+]11.10%
11.80%
December 2015
Portugal [+]11.40%
12.30%
December 2015
Greece [+]21.00%
28.70%
October 2015
Ireland [+]9.80%
7.20%
January 2016
Austria [+]6.20%
5.40%
December 2015
Australia [+]6.05%
6.02%
June 2015
Belgium [+]8.30%
7.40%
December 2015
Bulgaria [+]9.50%
8.00%
December 2015
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.90%
6.40%
January 2016
Chile [+]5.80%
5.80%
November 2015
Cyprus [+]15.60%
15.90%
December 2015
Czech Republic [+]3.60%
5.50%
December 2015
Denmark [+]5.70%
6.20%
December 2015
Estonia [+]6.70%
6.40%
November 2015
Finland [+]10.10%
8.90%
December 2015
Croatia [+]15.30%
17.90%
December 2015
Hungary [+]6.10%
6.60%
November 2015
Iceland [+]3.80%
3.40%
December 2015
Lithuania [+]9.60%
7.50%
December 2015
Luxembourg [+]5.40%
7.00%
December 2015
Latvia [+]12.00%
8.40%
December 2015
Malta [+]5.20%
4.80%
December 2015
Mexico [+]4.02%
3.88%
December 2015
Netherlands [+]6.20%
7.00%
December 2015
Norway [+]4.90%
4.30%
October 2015
Poland [+]6.90%
7.30%
December 2015
Romania [+]7.40%
5.70%
December 2015
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.50%
6.90%
December 2015
Slovenia [+]7.80%
10.10%
December 2015
Slovakia [+]9.40%
12.10%
December 2015
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.51%
9.62%
November 2015
Venezuela [+]5.40%
6.90%
December 2015
South Africa [+]23.10%
27.30%
June 2015

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