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Unemployment: 2017 Countries
Unemployment: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.4%
0.10-0.50June 2017
Euro zone [+]9.3%
0-0.80May 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.5%
-0.10-0.40May 2017
Germany [+]3.9%
0-0.30May 2017
France [+]9.6%
0.10-0.50May 2017
Japan [+]3.1%
0.30-0.10May 2017
Spain [+]17.7%
-0.10-2.40May 2017
Italy [+]11.3%
0.20-0.20May 2017
Portugal [+]9.8%
0-1.40May 2017
Greece [+]21.7%
-0.80-1.58April 2017
Ireland [+]6.3%
-0.10-2.00June 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.4%
-0.10-0.70May 2017
Australia [+]5.6%
0.11-0.15June 2017
Belgium [+]6.8%
-0.10-1.40April 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.0%
-0.40-1.80May 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.5%
-0.10-0.30June 2017
Chile [+]6.6%
0.200.30February 2017
Colombia [+]9.4%
0.510.57May 2017
Cyprus [+]11.0%
-0.60-1.60May 2017
Czech Republic [+]3.0%
-0.20-1.00May 2017
Denmark [+]5.7%
0-0.40May 2017
Estonia [+]6.2%
0.80-0.30April 2017
Finland [+]8.8%
-0.20-0.10May 2017
Croatia [+]10.7%
-0.30-2.60May 2017
Hungary [+]4.3%
0-1.10April 2017
Iceland [+]2.6%
0.20-0.50May 2017
Lithuania [+]7.3%
-0.20-1.10May 2017
Luxembourg [+]6.0%
0.10-0.30May 2017
Latvia [+]8.3%
0-1.20May 2017
Malta [+]4.1%
0-0.70May 2017
Mexico [+]3.6%
0.10-0.46May 2017
Netherlands [+]5.1%
0-1.20May 2017
Norway [+]4.6%
0.100April 2017
Poland [+]4.8%
0-1.50May 2017
Romania [+]5.4%
0.10-0.70May 2017
Russia [+]5.2%
-0.10-0.40May 2017
Sweden [+]6.7%
0-0.40May 2017
Slovenia [+]7.1%
-0.40-1.00May 2017
Slovakia [+]8.1%
-0.20-1.80May 2017
Turkey [+]11.5%
-0.201.60March 2017
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 [+]8.80%
10.00%
7.50%
May 2017
Euro zone [+]18.90%
19.40%
18.20%
May 2017
United Kingdom [+]12.54%
14.32%
10.60%
May 2017
Germany [+]6.70%
7.50%
5.60%
May 2017
France [+]21.60%
22.20%
21.00%
May 2017
Japan [+]5.20%
4.90%
5.10%
May 2017
Spain [+]38.60%
39.80%
37.10%
May 2017
Italy [+]37.00%
36.90%
41.10%
May 2017
Portugal [+]24.00%
21.90%
26.40%
May 2017
Greece [+]45.50%
39.90%
51.40%
April 2017
Ireland [+]11.90%
13.70%
9.90%
June 2017
Austria [+]10.10%
11.90%
8.10%
May 2017
Australia [+]13.14%
14.16%
12.11%
June 2017
Belgium [+]18.20%
21.40%
14.10%
March 2017
Bulgaria [+]12.60%
11.60%
14.00%
May 2017
Canada [+]12.00%
13.50%
10.40%
June 2017
Chile [+]15.86%
14.28%
18.33%
February 2017
Cyprus [+]30.30%
23.80%
36.20%
March 2017
Czech Republic [+]9.20%
7.90%
11.00%
May 2017
Denmark [+]10.90%
12.80%
12.20%
May 2017
Estonia [+]18.30%
19.50%
17.00%
April 2017
Finland [+]20.40%
20.80%
20.10%
May 2017
Croatia [+]27.10%
26.10%
28.50%
March 2017
Hungary [+]10.90%
11.10%
10.70%
April 2017
Iceland [+]6.50%
7.40%
5.60%
May 2017
Lithuania [+]12.50%
13.00%
11.90%
May 2017
Luxembourg [+]17.60%
20.10%
15.20%
May 2017
Latvia [+]13.70%
12.20%
15.50%
May 2017
Malta [+]10.60%
10.60%
10.70%
May 2017
Netherlands [+]9.00%
9.00%
9.00%
May 2017
Norway [+]10.60%
11.50%
9.60%
April 2017
Poland [+]14.10%
12.60%
16.10%
May 2017
Romania [+]19.90%
19.70%
20.30%
March 2017
Sweden [+]17.60%
18.70%
16.50%
May 2017
Slovenia [+]13.70%
13.30%
14.30%
March 2017
Slovakia [+]18.60%
16.70%
21.60%
May 2017
Turkey [+]21.90%
15.00%
17.20%
March 2017
Uruguay [+]25.57%
21.66%
31.22%
November 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.40%
4.40%
June 2017
Euro zone [+]8.90%
9.70%
May 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.70%
4.20%
May 2017
Germany [+]4.30%
3.40%
May 2017
France [+]9.30%
9.90%
May 2017
Japan [+]3.20%
2.90%
May 2017
Spain [+]16.00%
19.60%
May 2017
Italy [+]10.60%
12.40%
May 2017
Portugal [+]9.40%
10.30%
May 2017
Greece [+]18.20%
26.20%
April 2017
Ireland [+]7.10%
5.40%
June 2017
Austria [+]5.90%
4.80%
May 2017
Australia [+]5.62%
5.68%
June 2017
Belgium [+]7.10%
6.50%
April 2017
Bulgaria [+]5.80%
6.20%
May 2017
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.80%
6.00%
June 2017
Chile [+]6.00%
7.50%
February 2017
Cyprus [+]11.20%
10.80%
May 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.30%
3.90%
May 2017
Denmark [+]5.30%
6.10%
May 2017
Estonia [+]6.60%
5.70%
April 2017
Finland [+]8.90%
8.70%
May 2017
Croatia [+]9.80%
11.80%
May 2017
Hungary [+]4.10%
4.60%
April 2017
Iceland [+]3.00%
2.30%
May 2017
Lithuania [+]8.80%
5.90%
May 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.90%
6.10%
May 2017
Latvia [+]8.90%
7.60%
May 2017
Malta [+]3.70%
4.70%
May 2017
Mexico [+]3.43%
3.77%
May 2017
Netherlands [+]4.60%
5.60%
May 2017
Norway [+]4.80%
4.20%
April 2017
Poland [+]4.70%
5.00%
May 2017
Romania [+]5.90%
4.70%
May 2017
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.00%
6.50%
May 2017
Slovenia [+]6.60%
7.70%
May 2017
Slovakia [+]7.90%
8.30%
May 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