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Unemployment: 2016 Countries
Unemployment: 2016 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.7%
-0.30-0.80May 2016
Euro zone [+]10.2%
0-0.80April 2016
United Kingdom [+]5.0%
-0.10-0.50April 2016
Germany [+]4.2%
0-0.50April 2016
France [+]9.9%
-0.20-0.40April 2016
Japan [+]3.2%
0-0.10April 2016
Spain [+]20.1%
-0.20-2.60April 2016
Italy [+]11.7%
0.20-0.40April 2016
Portugal [+]12.0%
0-0.80April 2016
Greece [+]24.1%
-0.08-1.79March 2016
Ireland [+]8.4%
-0.20-1.30April 2016
Argentina [+]6.6%
-0.50-0.90June 2015
Austria [+]5.8%
-0.10-0.10April 2016
Australia [+]5.7%
0.02-0.21May 2016
Belgium [+]8.7%
0.100April 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.1%
-0.20-2.90April 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.9%
-0.200.10May 2016
Chile [+]6.4%
0.100.30March 2016
Colombia [+]9.0%
-1.12-0.49April 2016
Cyprus [+]11.6%
-0.40-4.10April 2016
Czech Republic [+]4.1%
0-1.20April 2016
Denmark [+]6.0%
0.10-0.30April 2016
Estonia [+]6.8%
0.500.10March 2016
Finland [+]9.1%
0-0.10April 2016
Croatia [+]14.6%
-0.30-1.70April 2016
Hungary [+]5.6%
-0.10-1.70March 2016
Iceland [+]3.1%
-0.10-1.10March 2016
Lithuania [+]8.2%
-0.20-1.20April 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.2%
-0.10-0.30April 2016
Latvia [+]9.6%
00.10April 2016
Malta [+]4.3%
-0.30-1.20April 2016
Mexico [+]4.0%
0.23-0.42May 2016
Netherlands [+]6.4%
0-0.60April 2016
Norway [+]4.7%
00.50March 2016
Poland [+]6.3%
0-1.30April 2016
Romania [+]6.4%
0-0.40April 2016
Russia [+]5.9%
-0.100.10April 2016
Sweden [+]6.7%
-0.50-1.10April 2016
Slovenia [+]7.8%
-0.30-1.60April 2016
Slovakia [+]10.2%
-0.10-1.50April 2016
Turkey [+]9.9%
-0.10-0.30February 2016
Uruguay [+]8.0%
-0.020.75March 2016
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]10.80%
11.30%
10.30%
April 2016
Euro zone [+]21.10%
21.60%
20.50%
April 2016
United Kingdom [+]13.59%
14.49%
12.61%
April 2016
Germany [+]7.00%
7.50%
6.40%
April 2016
France [+]23.50%
24.10%
22.80%
April 2016
Japan [+]4.90%
6.20%
5.70%
April 2016
Spain [+]45.00%
44.10%
46.00%
April 2016
Italy [+]36.90%
38.70%
38.90%
April 2016
Portugal [+]29.90%
29.00%
30.90%
April 2016
Greece [+]51.40%
46.70%
57.10%
February 2016
Ireland [+]18.00%
20.70%
15.00%
April 2016
Austria [+]10.40%
12.20%
8.30%
April 2016
Australia [+]12.36%
13.36%
11.00%
May 2016
Belgium [+]24.60%
26.20%
22.70%
March 2016
Bulgaria [+]17.40%
15.70%
20.20%
April 2016
Canada [+]13.30%
15.30%
11.20%
May 2016
Chile [+]15.62%
13.92%
18.40%
March 2016
Cyprus [+]27.70%
30.20%
25.70%
March 2016
Czech Republic [+]9.50%
8.50%
11.00%
April 2016
Denmark [+]11.60%
12.30%
10.00%
April 2016
Estonia [+]11.60%
13.50%
9.30%
March 2016
Finland [+]22.20%
24.80%
19.70%
April 2016
Croatia [+]38.90%
36.60%
42.10%
March 2016
Hungary [+]14.20%
14.60%
13.70%
March 2016
Iceland [+]7.20%
8.90%
5.30%
March 2016
Lithuania [+]13.80%
13.30%
14.50%
April 2016
Luxembourg [+]13.80%
16.30%
11.40%
April 2016
Latvia [+]14.30%
14.10%
14.40%
April 2016
Malta [+]8.90%
11.10%
6.50%
April 2016
Netherlands [+]11.20%
12.00%
10.40%
April 2016
Norway [+]11.80%
13.40%
10.10%
March 2016
Poland [+]17.10%
15.80%
18.80%
April 2016
Romania [+]20.90%
18.90%
24.30%
December 2015
Sweden [+]18.40%
20.80%
15.90%
April 2016
Slovenia [+]16.30%
20.70%
10.10%
March 2016
Slovakia [+]24.20%
22.20%
27.60%
April 2016
Turkey [+]17.40%
15.00%
17.20%
February 2016
Uruguay [+]22.81%
20.18%
26.26%
March 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.70%
4.70%
May 2016
Euro zone [+]9.80%
10.60%
April 2016
United Kingdom [+]5.00%
5.00%
April 2016
Germany [+]4.30%
4.00%
April 2016
France [+]10.20%
9.50%
April 2016
Japan [+]3.40%
3.00%
April 2016
Spain [+]18.40%
22.10%
April 2016
Italy [+]10.80%
12.80%
April 2016
Portugal [+]11.90%
12.00%
April 2016
Greece [+]20.60%
28.70%
February 2016
Ireland [+]9.90%
6.60%
April 2016
Austria [+]6.20%
5.30%
April 2016
Australia [+]5.74%
5.74%
May 2016
Belgium [+]9.30%
8.00%
April 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.30%
6.80%
April 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.60%
6.20%
May 2016
Chile [+]5.90%
7.10%
March 2016
Cyprus [+]11.80%
11.30%
April 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.50%
4.80%
April 2016
Denmark [+]5.40%
6.70%
April 2016
Estonia [+]7.40%
6.20%
March 2016
Finland [+]9.40%
8.80%
April 2016
Croatia [+]14.00%
15.30%
April 2016
Hungary [+]5.40%
5.90%
March 2016
Iceland [+]3.60%
2.60%
March 2016
Lithuania [+]9.50%
7.00%
April 2016
Luxembourg [+]5.60%
7.00%
April 2016
Latvia [+]10.00%
9.30%
April 2016
Malta [+]4.10%
4.80%
April 2016
Mexico [+]3.98%
4.10%
May 2016
Netherlands [+]6.00%
6.90%
April 2016
Norway [+]5.20%
4.00%
March 2016
Poland [+]6.10%
6.50%
April 2016
Romania [+]7.20%
5.30%
April 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.10%
6.30%
April 2016
Slovenia [+]7.50%
8.20%
April 2016
Slovakia [+]8.80%
11.90%
April 2016
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.51%
9.62%
November 2015
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