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Unemployment: 2017 Countries
Unemployment: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.3%
-0.10-0.40May 2017
Euro zone [+]9.3%
-0.20-0.90April 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.6%
0-0.40April 2017
Germany [+]3.9%
0-0.30April 2017
France [+]9.5%
-0.60-0.60April 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
0-0.40April 2017
Spain [+]17.8%
-0.40-2.50April 2017
Italy [+]11.1%
-0.60-0.50April 2017
Portugal [+]9.8%
0-1.80April 2017
Greece [+]22.5%
-0.70-1.64March 2017
Ireland [+]6.4%
0-2.00April 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.5%
-0.40-0.40April 2017
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.17-0.21May 2017
Belgium [+]6.8%
-0.10-1.40April 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.4%
-0.20-1.50April 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.6%
0.10-0.30May 2017
Chile [+]6.6%
0.200.30February 2017
Colombia [+]8.9%
-0.80-0.11April 2017
Cyprus [+]11.6%
-0.90-1.20April 2017
Czech Republic [+]3.2%
0-0.80April 2017
Denmark [+]5.7%
-0.50-0.40April 2017
Estonia [+]5.4%
-0.10-1.10March 2017
Finland [+]8.8%
-0.20-0.10May 2017
Croatia [+]11.0%
-0.30-2.60April 2017
Hungary [+]4.3%
0-1.30March 2017
Iceland [+]2.4%
-0.10-0.70April 2017
Lithuania [+]7.5%
-0.60-0.80April 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.9%
-0.10-0.50April 2017
Latvia [+]8.3%
-0.70-1.20April 2017
Malta [+]4.1%
0-0.80April 2017
Mexico [+]3.5%
0.28-0.33April 2017
Netherlands [+]5.1%
0-1.20May 2017
Norway [+]4.5%
0.20-0.20March 2017
Poland [+]4.8%
-0.50-1.50April 2017
Romania [+]5.3%
0-0.80April 2017
Russia [+]5.3%
-0.10-0.60April 2017
Sweden [+]6.7%
0-0.40May 2017
Slovenia [+]7.5%
-0.10-0.60April 2017
Slovakia [+]8.3%
-0.10-1.70April 2017
Turkey [+]11.7%
-0.101.60February 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 [+]9.40%
10.60%
8.00%
April 2017
Euro zone [+]18.70%
19.20%
18.20%
April 2017
United Kingdom [+]12.52%
13.88%
11.01%
April 2017
Germany [+]6.80%
7.80%
5.70%
April 2017
France [+]21.70%
22.40%
21.00%
April 2017
Japan [+]5.00%
4.90%
5.10%
April 2017
Spain [+]39.30%
40.20%
38.20%
April 2017
Italy [+]34.00%
36.90%
41.10%
April 2017
Portugal [+]23.70%
21.60%
26.10%
April 2017
Greece [+]46.60%
41.50%
52.00%
March 2017
Ireland [+]12.00%
13.20%
10.70%
April 2017
Austria [+]10.50%
12.10%
8.70%
April 2017
Australia [+]12.66%
13.28%
11.59%
May 2017
Belgium [+]18.20%
21.40%
14.10%
March 2017
Bulgaria [+]16.10%
14.70%
18.30%
April 2017
Canada [+]12.00%
14.30%
9.70%
May 2017
Chile [+]15.86%
14.28%
18.33%
February 2017
Cyprus [+]30.30%
23.80%
36.20%
March 2017
Czech Republic [+]9.10%
7.00%
11.90%
April 2017
Denmark [+]11.10%
12.80%
12.20%
April 2017
Estonia [+]14.70%
14.40%
15.00%
March 2017
Finland [+]20.40%
20.80%
20.10%
May 2017
Croatia [+]27.10%
26.10%
28.50%
March 2017
Hungary [+]10.40%
10.40%
10.50%
March 2017
Iceland [+]6.10%
6.50%
5.50%
April 2017
Lithuania [+]12.80%
13.10%
12.40%
April 2017
Luxembourg [+]18.50%
19.10%
17.90%
April 2017
Latvia [+]14.40%
13.20%
15.90%
April 2017
Malta [+]13.50%
11.10%
16.90%
April 2017
Netherlands [+]9.00%
9.00%
9.00%
May 2017
Norway [+]10.80%
11.50%
10.00%
March 2017
Poland [+]13.90%
12.40%
15.90%
April 2017
Romania [+]20.40%
19.60%
21.60%
December 2016
Sweden [+]17.60%
18.70%
16.50%
May 2017
Slovenia [+]13.70%
13.30%
14.30%
March 2017
Slovakia [+]18.20%
15.30%
23.20%
April 2017
Turkey [+]22.10%
15.00%
17.20%
February 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 [+]4.20%
4.30%
May 2017
Euro zone [+]8.90%
9.70%
April 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.70%
4.40%
April 2017
Germany [+]4.30%
3.50%
April 2017
France [+]9.20%
9.80%
April 2017
Japan [+]2.90%
2.60%
April 2017
Spain [+]16.20%
19.70%
April 2017
Italy [+]10.20%
12.40%
April 2017
Portugal [+]9.30%
10.30%
April 2017
Greece [+]19.10%
26.70%
March 2017
Ireland [+]7.20%
5.50%
April 2017
Austria [+]6.10%
4.90%
April 2017
Australia [+]5.50%
5.58%
May 2017
Belgium [+]7.10%
6.50%
April 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.60%
6.20%
April 2017
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.10%
5.90%
May 2017
Chile [+]6.00%
7.50%
February 2017
Cyprus [+]10.50%
12.70%
April 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.30%
4.30%
April 2017
Denmark [+]5.70%
5.60%
April 2017
Estonia [+]5.70%
5.10%
March 2017
Finland [+]8.90%
8.70%
May 2017
Croatia [+]10.10%
12.10%
April 2017
Hungary [+]4.10%
4.50%
March 2017
Iceland [+]2.50%
2.40%
April 2017
Lithuania [+]9.10%
6.00%
April 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.60%
6.30%
April 2017
Latvia [+]8.90%
7.60%
April 2017
Malta [+]3.30%
5.30%
April 2017
Mexico [+]3.33%
3.69%
April 2017
Netherlands [+]4.60%
5.60%
May 2017
Norway [+]4.80%
4.10%
March 2017
Poland [+]4.70%
5.00%
April 2017
Romania [+]5.90%
4.60%
April 2017
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.00%
6.50%
May 2017
Slovenia [+]7.30%
7.70%
April 2017
Slovakia [+]7.70%
8.90%
April 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