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Unemployment: 2016 Countries
Unemployment: 2016 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.6%
-0.30-0.40November 2016
Euro zone [+]9.8%
-0.20-0.80October 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.8%
-0.10-0.50September 2016
Germany [+]4.1%
0-0.40October 2016
France [+]9.7%
-0.50-0.60October 2016
Japan [+]3.0%
0-0.10October 2016
Spain [+]19.2%
-0.10-2.00October 2016
Italy [+]11.6%
-0.100October 2016
Portugal [+]10.8%
0-1.60October 2016
Greece [+]23.4%
0.10-1.29August 2016
Ireland [+]7.3%
-0.20-1.80November 2016
Argentina [+]6.6%
-0.50-0.90June 2015
Austria [+]5.9%
-0.400.20October 2016
Australia [+]5.6%
0.00-0.32October 2016
Belgium [+]7.9%
-0.10-0.60October 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.4%
-0.10-0.70October 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.8%
-0.20-0.30November 2016
Chile [+]6.4%
-0.400.10September 2016
Colombia [+]8.3%
-0.210.11October 2016
Cyprus [+]12.0%
0-1.80October 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.8%
-0.20-0.80October 2016
Denmark [+]6.5%
0.200.40October 2016
Estonia [+]7.2%
-0.401.50September 2016
Finland [+]8.6%
-0.10-0.80October 2016
Croatia [+]12.7%
0.10-3.40October 2016
Hungary [+]4.9%
-0.10-1.60September 2016
Iceland [+]2.9%
0-0.80October 2016
Lithuania [+]7.6%
-0.80-1.30October 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.2%
-0.10-0.30October 2016
Latvia [+]9.5%
0.30-0.30October 2016
Malta [+]4.9%
0.20-0.50October 2016
Mexico [+]3.7%
-0.47-0.88October 2016
Netherlands [+]5.6%
-0.10-1.30October 2016
Norway [+]4.8%
-0.100.20September 2016
Poland [+]5.7%
0-1.50October 2016
Romania [+]5.8%
-0.10-0.80October 2016
Russia [+]5.4%
0.20-0.10October 2016
Sweden [+]6.9%
0.20-0.30October 2016
Slovenia [+]7.6%
-0.10-0.90October 2016
Slovakia [+]9.1%
-0.30-2.00October 2016
Turkey [+]11.4%
0.301.10August 2016
Uruguay [+]7.1%
-1.29-1.44October 2016
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]10.40%
12.00%
8.70%
October 2016
Euro zone [+]20.70%
21.30%
20.10%
October 2016
United Kingdom [+]13.13%
15.14%
11.01%
September 2016
Germany [+]6.90%
8.10%
5.50%
October 2016
France [+]25.80%
25.10%
26.60%
October 2016
Japan [+]5.10%
6.10%
4.00%
October 2016
Spain [+]43.60%
43.60%
43.70%
October 2016
Italy [+]36.40%
36.10%
38.00%
October 2016
Portugal [+]28.90%
30.30%
27.40%
October 2016
Greece [+]46.50%
42.30%
51.40%
August 2016
Ireland [+]15.50%
17.60%
13.10%
November 2016
Austria [+]11.10%
12.30%
9.60%
October 2016
Australia [+]12.55%
14.12%
11.00%
October 2016
Belgium [+]21.20%
22.80%
19.10%
September 2016
Bulgaria [+]14.50%
15.90%
12.40%
October 2016
Canada [+]12.90%
14.30%
11.50%
November 2016
Chile [+]13.94%
13.34%
14.84%
September 2016
Cyprus [+]26.70%
23.40%
29.70%
September 2016
Czech Republic [+]10.70%
10.80%
10.70%
October 2016
Denmark [+]12.20%
12.80%
11.70%
October 2016
Estonia [+]13.40%
17.20%
9.20%
September 2016
Finland [+]20.10%
21.40%
18.90%
October 2016
Croatia [+]29.40%
27.10%
32.00%
September 2016
Hungary [+]12.50%
12.40%
12.60%
September 2016
Iceland [+]5.90%
6.80%
4.90%
October 2016
Lithuania [+]12.70%
14.60%
10.40%
October 2016
Luxembourg [+]17.70%
18.20%
17.10%
October 2016
Latvia [+]17.50%
20.50%
13.50%
October 2016
Malta [+]11.40%
9.20%
14.00%
October 2016
Netherlands [+]10.50%
11.00%
10.00%
October 2016
Norway [+]10.30%
11.50%
9.10%
September 2016
Poland [+]15.60%
14.90%
16.50%
October 2016
Romania [+]20.40%
19.40%
22.00%
June 2016
Sweden [+]18.30%
19.20%
17.40%
October 2016
Slovenia [+]13.50%
13.00%
14.20%
September 2016
Slovakia [+]18.80%
15.90%
24.40%
October 2016
Turkey [+]19.80%
15.00%
17.20%
August 2016
Uruguay [+]21.23%
16.17%
28.25%
October 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.70%
4.50%
November 2016
Euro zone [+]9.50%
10.10%
October 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.90%
4.70%
September 2016
Germany [+]4.50%
3.70%
October 2016
France [+]9.60%
9.80%
October 2016
Japan [+]3.20%
2.70%
October 2016
Spain [+]17.70%
20.80%
October 2016
Italy [+]11.00%
12.40%
October 2016
Portugal [+]10.70%
10.90%
October 2016
Greece [+]19.70%
28.00%
August 2016
Ireland [+]8.30%
6.10%
November 2016
Austria [+]6.20%
5.70%
October 2016
Australia [+]5.52%
5.64%
October 2016
Belgium [+]8.00%
7.80%
October 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.90%
6.80%
October 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.50%
6.10%
November 2016
Chile [+]6.00%
7.00%
September 2016
Cyprus [+]12.00%
12.00%
October 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.20%
4.60%
October 2016
Denmark [+]5.90%
7.30%
October 2016
Estonia [+]7.50%
6.80%
September 2016
Finland [+]8.80%
8.50%
October 2016
Croatia [+]11.60%
14.10%
October 2016
Hungary [+]4.80%
5.00%
September 2016
Iceland [+]2.80%
2.90%
October 2016
Lithuania [+]8.80%
6.50%
October 2016
Luxembourg [+]5.80%
6.80%
October 2016
Latvia [+]11.20%
7.90%
October 2016
Malta [+]4.30%
5.90%
October 2016
Mexico [+]3.67%
3.67%
October 2016
Netherlands [+]5.10%
6.10%
October 2016
Norway [+]5.50%
4.10%
September 2016
Poland [+]5.70%
5.70%
October 2016
Romania [+]6.60%
4.80%
October 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.30%
6.40%
October 2016
Slovenia [+]7.00%
8.30%
October 2016
Slovakia [+]7.90%
10.50%
October 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