Unemployment: 2014 Countries

Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]5.8%
0November 2014
Euro zone [+]11.5%
0October 2014
United Kingdom [+]6.0%
0October 2014
Germany [+]4.9%
-0.10October 2014
France [+]10.5%
0October 2014
Japan [+]3.5%
-0.10October 2014
Spain [+]24.0%
0October 2014
Italy [+]13.2%
0.60October 2014
Portugal [+]13.4%
-0.20October 2014
Greece [+]25.7%
-0.21September 2014
Ireland [+]10.9%
-0.30October 2014
Argentina [+]7.5%
0September 2014
Austria [+]5.1%
0October 2014
Australia [+]6.3%
0.02November 2014
Belgium [+]8.6%
0.10October 2014
Bulgaria [+]11.1%
-0.20October 2014
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.6%
0.10November 2014
Chile [+]6.4%
-0.20October 2014
Colombia [+]7.9%
-0.49October 2014
Cyprus [+]15.3%
0.20October 2014
Czech Republic [+]5.7%
0October 2014
Denmark [+]6.4%
-0.20October 2014
Estonia [+]7.5%
-0.20September 2014
Finland [+]8.9%
0.20October 2014
Croatia [+]16.0%
-0.10October 2014
Hungary [+]7.3%
-0.30September 2014
Iceland [+]5.1%
0.30October 2014
Lithuania [+]9.9%
-1.40October 2014
Luxembourg [+]6.0%
-0.10October 2014
Latvia [+]10.8%
0September 2014
Malta [+]5.6%
-0.20October 2014
Mexico [+]2.3%
0.14November 2014
Netherlands [+]6.5%
0October 2014
Norway [+]3.7%
0September 2014
Poland [+]8.3%
-0.40October 2014
Romania [+]6.7%
-0.20October 2014
Russia [+]5.1%
0.20October 2014
Sweden [+]8.1%
0.40October 2014
Slovenia [+]8.8%
-0.10October 2014
Slovakia [+]12.9%
-0.10October 2014
Turkey [+]10.4%
0August 2014
Uruguay [+]6.7%
0.47October 2014
Venezuela [+]7.0%
0September 2014
South Africa [+]25.5%
0June 2014
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Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]November 20145.90%
5.80%
Euro zone [+]October 201411.40%
11.70%
United Kingdom [+]October 20146.20%
5.70%
Germany [+]October 20145.30%
4.50%
France [+]October 201410.80%
10.20%
Japan [+]October 20143.80%
3.20%
Spain [+]October 201422.90%
25.40%
Italy [+]October 201412.40%
14.30%
Portugal [+]October 201412.80%
14.00%
Greece [+]August 201423.10%
29.50%
Ireland [+]October 201412.00%
9.50%
Austria [+]October 20145.70%
4.40%
Australia [+]November 20146.29%
6.23%
Belgium [+]October 20149.30%
7.70%
Bulgaria [+]October 201412.10%
9.80%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]November 20147.00%
6.20%
Chile [+]October 20146.10%
6.90%
Cyprus [+]October 201416.40%
14.10%
Czech Republic [+]October 20144.80%
6.70%
Denmark [+]October 20146.40%
6.30%
Estonia [+]September 20148.10%
7.00%
Finland [+]October 20149.90%
7.80%
Croatia [+]October 201414.10%
18.20%
Hungary [+]September 20146.90%
7.70%
Iceland [+]October 20145.20%
4.90%
Lithuania [+]October 201411.60%
8.20%
Luxembourg [+]October 20145.90%
6.10%
Latvia [+]September 201411.50%
10.10%
Malta [+]October 20145.60%
5.70%
Mexico [+]November 20142.27%
2.27%
Netherlands [+]October 20146.60%
6.40%
Norway [+]September 20143.80%
3.50%
Poland [+]October 20147.90%
9.00%
Romania [+]October 20147.10%
6.10%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]October 20148.10%
8.10%
Slovenia [+]October 20147.90%
9.90%
Slovakia [+]October 201412.60%
13.20%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]October 20145.20%
8.41%
Venezuela [+]September 20146.10%
8.40%
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