Unemployment: 2015 Countries
Unemployment: 2015 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]5.5%
0March 2015
Euro zone [+]11.3%
0.10February 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.6%
-0.10February 2015
Germany [+]4.8%
0.10February 2015
France [+]10.6%
0.40February 2015
Japan [+]3.5%
-0.10February 2015
Spain [+]23.2%
-0.20February 2015
Italy [+]12.7%
0.10February 2015
Portugal [+]14.1%
0.80February 2015
Greece [+]25.7%
-0.35January 2015
Ireland [+]9.9%
-0.10February 2015
Argentina [+]6.9%
-0.60December 2014
Austria [+]5.3%
-0.20February 2015
Australia [+]6.1%
-0.13March 2015
Belgium [+]8.5%
0February 2015
Bulgaria [+]10.2%
-0.60February 2015
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.8%
0March 2015
Chile [+]6.1%
-0.10February 2015
Colombia [+]7.7%
-0.15November 2014
Cyprus [+]16.3%
0.20February 2015
Czech Republic [+]5.5%
-0.40February 2015
Denmark [+]6.2%
0February 2015
Estonia [+]6.2%
-0.20January 2015
Finland [+]9.1%
0.10February 2015
Croatia [+]18.5%
2.30February 2015
Hungary [+]7.5%
0.20January 2015
Iceland [+]4.4%
-0.10February 2015
Lithuania [+]10.0%
0.20February 2015
Luxembourg [+]5.8%
-0.10February 2015
Latvia [+]10.6%
0December 2014
Malta [+]5.9%
-0.10February 2015
Mexico [+]4.3%
-0.19February 2015
Netherlands [+]7.0%
-0.10March 2015
Norway [+]3.9%
0.20January 2015
Poland [+]7.8%
-0.20February 2015
Romania [+]6.4%
-0.10February 2015
Russia [+]5.8%
0.30February 2015
Sweden [+]7.9%
0February 2015
Slovenia [+]9.4%
-0.30February 2015
Slovakia [+]12.3%
-0.20February 2015
Turkey [+]10.4%
-0.30December 2014
Uruguay [+]6.6%
0.13January 2015
Venezuela [+]7.9%
2.40January 2015
South Africa [+]25.5%
0June 2014
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]March 20155.60%
5.30%
Euro zone [+]February 201511.10%
11.60%
United Kingdom [+]February 20155.80%
5.40%
Germany [+]February 20155.10%
4.40%
France [+]February 201510.90%
10.20%
Japan [+]February 20153.70%
3.20%
Spain [+]February 201522.20%
24.30%
Italy [+]February 201511.70%
14.10%
Portugal [+]February 201513.80%
14.30%
Greece [+]January 201522.50%
29.60%
Ireland [+]February 201511.40%
8.00%
Austria [+]February 20155.60%
5.10%
Australia [+]March 20156.13%
6.11%
Belgium [+]February 20158.80%
8.10%
Bulgaria [+]February 201511.00%
9.20%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]March 20157.30%
6.30%
Chile [+]February 20155.60%
6.90%
Cyprus [+]February 201517.10%
15.40%
Czech Republic [+]February 20154.60%
6.70%
Denmark [+]February 20155.90%
6.50%
Estonia [+]January 20156.80%
5.60%
Finland [+]February 20159.50%
8.60%
Croatia [+]February 201518.40%
18.70%
Hungary [+]January 20157.40%
7.50%
Iceland [+]February 20154.30%
4.60%
Lithuania [+]February 201511.60%
8.40%
Luxembourg [+]February 20155.70%
5.90%
Latvia [+]December 201411.10%
10.10%
Malta [+]February 20155.80%
6.20%
Mexico [+]February 20154.32%
4.33%
Netherlands [+]March 20156.70%
7.40%
Norway [+]January 20154.10%
3.70%
Poland [+]February 20157.30%
8.50%
Romania [+]February 20156.70%
6.10%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]February 20158.10%
7.70%
Slovenia [+]February 20159.10%
9.70%
Slovakia [+]February 201511.40%
13.30%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]January 20155.67%
7.70%
Venezuela [+]January 20157.60%
8.50%
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