Unemployment: 2014 Countries

Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]5.9%
-0.20September 2014
Euro zone [+]11.5%
0August 2014
United Kingdom [+]6.0%
-0.20August 2014
Germany [+]4.9%
0August 2014
France [+]10.5%
0.20August 2014
Japan [+]3.5%
-0.30August 2014
Spain [+]24.4%
-0.10August 2014
Italy [+]12.3%
-0.30August 2014
Portugal [+]14.0%
0August 2014
Greece [+]26.4%
-0.64July 2014
Ireland [+]11.4%
-0.10August 2014
Argentina [+]7.5%
0.40June 2014
Austria [+]4.7%
-0.20August 2014
Australia [+]6.1%
-0.01September 2014
Belgium [+]8.5%
0August 2014
Bulgaria [+]11.3%
-0.20August 2014
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.8%
-0.20September 2014
Chile [+]6.6%
-0.10September 2014
Colombia [+]8.9%
-0.39August 2014
Cyprus [+]15.4%
0.50August 2014
Czech Republic [+]6.3%
0.30August 2014
Denmark [+]6.7%
0.10August 2014
Estonia [+]7.4%
0.10July 2014
Finland [+]8.7%
0.10September 2014
Croatia [+]16.5%
0.30August 2014
Hungary [+]7.8%
-0.30July 2014
Iceland [+]4.4%
-0.70July 2014
Lithuania [+]11.4%
-0.10August 2014
Luxembourg [+]6.1%
-0.20August 2014
Latvia [+]10.8%
0June 2014
Malta [+]5.9%
0.20August 2014
Mexico [+]5.1%
-0.10September 2014
Netherlands [+]6.5%
-0.10September 2014
Norway [+]3.4%
0.10July 2014
Poland [+]8.8%
-0.20August 2014
Romania [+]7.1%
0.10August 2014
Russia [+]4.9%
0.10September 2014
Sweden [+]7.7%
-0.30September 2014
Slovenia [+]9.1%
-0.70August 2014
Slovakia [+]13.3%
-0.50August 2014
Turkey [+]9.5%
0.40May 2014
Uruguay [+]6.7%
1.06August 2014
Venezuela [+]6.7%
-0.10July 2014
South Africa [+]25.5%
0June 2014
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Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]September 20145.90%
6.00%
Euro zone [+]August 201411.20%
11.70%
United Kingdom [+]August 20146.30%
5.70%
Germany [+]August 20145.20%
4.60%
France [+]August 201410.70%
10.40%
Japan [+]August 20143.80%
3.20%
Spain [+]August 201423.40%
25.40%
Italy [+]August 201411.20%
13.70%
Portugal [+]August 201413.30%
14.70%
Greece [+]July 201423.10%
30.50%
Ireland [+]August 201413.10%
9.30%
Austria [+]August 20144.80%
4.70%
Australia [+]September 20146.02%
6.08%
Belgium [+]August 20149.40%
7.50%
Bulgaria [+]August 201412.30%
10.10%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]September 20147.30%
6.20%
Chile [+]September 20146.30%
7.10%
Cyprus [+]August 201416.90%
13.90%
Czech Republic [+]August 20145.20%
7.80%
Denmark [+]August 20146.70%
6.60%
Estonia [+]July 20147.90%
7.00%
Finland [+]September 20149.30%
8.00%
Croatia [+]August 201414.60%
18.80%
Hungary [+]July 20147.60%
8.00%
Iceland [+]July 20144.70%
4.10%
Lithuania [+]August 201413.10%
9.60%
Luxembourg [+]August 20146.00%
6.10%
Latvia [+]June 201412.10%
9.50%
Malta [+]August 20146.10%
5.50%
Mexico [+]September 20145.13%
4.99%
Netherlands [+]September 20146.60%
6.40%
Norway [+]July 20143.50%
3.30%
Poland [+]August 20148.40%
9.40%
Romania [+]August 20147.90%
6.10%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]September 20148.20%
7.20%
Slovenia [+]August 20148.20%
10.10%
Slovakia [+]August 201413.00%
13.60%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]August 20145.01%
8.88%
Venezuela [+]July 201493.80%
51.70%
South Africa [+]June 201423.80%
27.50%
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