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Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]6.7%
0March 2014
Euro zone [+]11.9%
0February 2014
United Kingdom [+]6.9%
-0.25February 2014
Germany [+]5.1%
0February 2014
France [+]10.4%
0.10February 2014
Japan [+]3.6%
-0.10February 2014
Spain [+]25.6%
-0.20February 2014
Italy [+]13.0%
0.10February 2014
Portugal [+]15.3%
0February 2014
Greece [+]26.7%
-0.78January 2014
Ireland [+]11.9%
0February 2014
Argentina [+]6.4%
-0.40December 2013
Austria [+]4.8%
-0.10February 2014
Belgium [+]8.5%
0February 2014
Bulgaria [+]13.1%
-0.10February 2014
Canada [+]6.9%
-0.10March 2014
Chile [+]6.1%
0February 2014
Cyprus [+]16.7%
0.20February 2014
Czech Republic [+]6.7%
0February 2014
Denmark [+]7.0%
0February 2014
Estonia [+]8.7%
-0.20December 2013
Finland [+]8.4%
0February 2014
Croatia [+]17.6%
0February 2014
Hungary [+]8.3%
-0.50January 2014
Iceland [+]5.5%
0January 2014
Lithuania [+]11.5%
0.20February 2014
Luxembourg [+]6.1%
0February 2014
Latvia [+]11.6%
0.10December 2013
Malta [+]6.9%
0February 2014
Mexico [+]4.8%
0.15March 2014
Netherlands [+]7.3%
0.20February 2014
Norway [+]3.6%
0.10December 2013
Poland [+]9.7%
-0.10February 2014
Romania [+]7.2%
-0.10February 2014
Russia [+]5.4%
-0.10November 2013
Sweden [+]8.1%
-0.10February 2014
Slovenia [+]9.8%
0February 2014
Slovakia [+]13.9%
-0.10February 2014
Turkey [+]8.5%
-0.40December 2013
Venezuela [+]7.2%
-2.30February 2014
South Africa [+]24.7%
0September 2013
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]March 20146.80%
6.60%
Euro zone [+]February 201411.80%
12.00%
United Kingdom [+]February 20147.20%
6.50%
Germany [+]February 20145.40%
4.70%
France [+]February 201410.40%
10.40%
Japan [+]February 20143.70%
3.30%
Spain [+]February 201424.80%
26.60%
Italy [+]February 201412.50%
13.60%
Portugal [+]February 201415.00%
15.60%
Greece [+]December 201324.50%
31.60%
Ireland [+]February 201413.20%
10.30%
Austria [+]February 20144.80%
4.80%
Belgium [+]February 20148.70%
8.10%
Bulgaria [+]February 201414.00%
12.10%
Canada [+]March 20147.40%
6.40%
Chile [+]February 20145.60%
6.90%
Cyprus [+]February 201417.50%
15.90%
Czech Republic [+]February 20145.70%
8.00%
Denmark [+]February 20146.50%
7.60%
Estonia [+]December 20139.20%
8.20%
Finland [+]February 20149.10%
7.70%
Croatia [+]February 201417.90%
17.40%
Hungary [+]January 20147.90%
8.70%
Iceland [+]January 20145.80%
5.20%
Lithuania [+]February 201412.80%
10.20%
Luxembourg [+]February 20145.50%
6.80%
Latvia [+]December 201312.20%
11.00%
Malta [+]February 20146.80%
7.00%
Mexico [+]March 20144.66%
5.01%
Netherlands [+]February 20147.60%
6.90%
Norway [+]December 20133.80%
3.50%
Poland [+]February 20149.10%
10.60%
Romania [+]February 20147.70%
6.60%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]February 20148.40%
7.90%
Slovenia [+]February 20149.10%
10.60%
Slovakia [+]February 201414.30%
13.50%
Turkey [+]December 20137.80%
10.20%
Venezuela [+]February 20146.80%
7.90%
South Africa [+]September 201323.10%
26.70%
Unemployment: 2014 Countries

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