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Unemployment: 2015 Countries
Unemployment: 2015 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]5.3%
-0.20June 2015
Euro zone [+]11.1%
0May 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.5%
0April 2015
Germany [+]4.7%
0May 2015
France [+]10.3%
-0.20May 2015
Japan [+]3.3%
0May 2015
Spain [+]22.5%
-0.20May 2015
Italy [+]12.4%
0May 2015
Portugal [+]13.2%
0.20May 2015
Greece [+]25.6%
0.25March 2015
Ireland [+]9.8%
0.10May 2015
Argentina [+]7.1%
0.20March 2015
Austria [+]6.0%
0.30May 2015
Australia [+]6.0%
-0.20May 2015
Belgium [+]8.6%
0.10May 2015
Bulgaria [+]9.7%
-0.40May 2015
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.8%
0May 2015
Chile [+]6.6%
0.50May 2015
Colombia [+]9.5%
0.64April 2015
Cyprus [+]16.0%
0.40May 2015
Czech Republic [+]5.9%
0May 2015
Denmark [+]6.2%
-0.10May 2015
Estonia [+]6.7%
0.60April 2015
Finland [+]9.4%
0May 2015
Croatia [+]15.8%
-1.70May 2015
Hungary [+]7.1%
-0.20April 2015
Iceland [+]4.1%
-0.20May 2015
Lithuania [+]8.2%
-0.70May 2015
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
0May 2015
Latvia [+]9.7%
0March 2015
Malta [+]5.6%
-0.10May 2015
Mexico [+]4.4%
0.13May 2015
Netherlands [+]6.9%
-0.10May 2015
Norway [+]4.2%
0.10April 2015
Poland [+]7.8%
-0.10May 2015
Romania [+]7.1%
0.20May 2015
Russia [+]5.6%
-0.20May 2015
Sweden [+]7.8%
0May 2015
Slovenia [+]9.2%
-0.10May 2015
Slovakia [+]11.8%
-0.30May 2015
Turkey [+]10.0%
-0.10March 2015
Uruguay [+]8.1%
0.87April 2015
Venezuela [+]7.9%
2.40January 2015
South Africa [+]24.3%
0December 2014
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]June 20155.40%
5.20%
Euro zone [+]May 201510.90%
11.30%
United Kingdom [+]April 20155.70%
5.30%
Germany [+]May 20155.00%
4.40%
France [+]May 201510.60%
9.90%
Japan [+]May 20153.60%
3.00%
Spain [+]May 201521.00%
24.20%
Italy [+]May 201512.10%
12.70%
Portugal [+]May 201513.20%
13.30%
Greece [+]March 201522.70%
29.30%
Ireland [+]May 201511.00%
8.30%
Austria [+]May 20156.10%
5.90%
Australia [+]May 20155.99%
5.92%
Belgium [+]May 20159.10%
8.00%
Bulgaria [+]May 201510.30%
9.20%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]May 20157.40%
6.10%
Chile [+]May 20155.70%
7.80%
Cyprus [+]May 201515.80%
16.20%
Czech Republic [+]May 20155.10%
6.90%
Denmark [+]May 20156.10%
6.50%
Estonia [+]April 20156.40%
6.90%
Finland [+]May 20159.70%
9.00%
Croatia [+]May 201515.80%
15.70%
Hungary [+]April 20157.10%
7.10%
Iceland [+]May 20152.20%
6.20%
Lithuania [+]May 20158.60%
7.80%
Luxembourg [+]May 20155.30%
6.30%
Latvia [+]March 201510.20%
9.20%
Malta [+]May 20155.70%
5.40%
Mexico [+]May 20154.30%
4.68%
Netherlands [+]May 20156.60%
7.30%
Norway [+]April 20154.50%
4.00%
Poland [+]May 20157.50%
8.20%
Romania [+]May 20157.80%
6.20%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]May 20157.80%
7.70%
Slovenia [+]May 20158.10%
10.60%
Slovakia [+]May 201510.80%
13.10%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]April 20156.68%
9.86%
Venezuela [+]January 20157.60%
8.50%
South Africa [+]December 201422.40%
26.60%
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