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Unemployment: 2015 Countries
Unemployment: 2015 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]5.4%
-0.10April 2015
Euro zone [+]11.3%
0March 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.5%
-0.10March 2015
Germany [+]4.7%
-0.10March 2015
France [+]10.6%
0March 2015
Japan [+]3.4%
-0.10March 2015
Spain [+]23.0%
-0.20March 2015
Italy [+]13.0%
0.30March 2015
Portugal [+]13.5%
-0.60March 2015
Greece [+]25.4%
-0.31February 2015
Ireland [+]9.8%
-0.10March 2015
Argentina [+]6.9%
-0.60December 2014
Austria [+]5.6%
0.30March 2015
Australia [+]6.2%
0.04April 2015
Belgium [+]8.5%
0March 2015
Bulgaria [+]10.4%
0.20March 2015
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.8%
0April 2015
Chile [+]6.1%
0March 2015
Colombia [+]7.7%
-0.15November 2014
Cyprus [+]16.0%
-0.30March 2015
Czech Republic [+]5.8%
0.30March 2015
Denmark [+]6.4%
0.20March 2015
Estonia [+]5.9%
-0.30February 2015
Finland [+]9.1%
0March 2015
Croatia [+]18.2%
-0.30March 2015
Hungary [+]7.4%
-0.10February 2015
Iceland [+]4.2%
-0.20March 2015
Lithuania [+]9.5%
-0.50March 2015
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
-0.10March 2015
Latvia [+]10.6%
0December 2014
Malta [+]5.8%
-0.10March 2015
Mexico [+]3.9%
-0.46March 2015
Netherlands [+]7.0%
0April 2015
Norway [+]4.1%
0.20February 2015
Poland [+]7.7%
-0.10March 2015
Romania [+]6.5%
0.10March 2015
Russia [+]5.9%
0.10March 2015
Sweden [+]7.8%
0.20April 2015
Slovenia [+]9.3%
-0.10March 2015
Slovakia [+]12.2%
-0.10March 2015
Turkey [+]10.2%
-0.20January 2015
Uruguay [+]7.1%
0.51February 2015
Venezuela [+]7.9%
2.40January 2015
South Africa [+]24.3%
0December 2014
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]April 20155.50%
5.40%
Euro zone [+]March 201511.00%
11.60%
United Kingdom [+]March 20155.70%
5.30%
Germany [+]March 20154.90%
4.40%
France [+]March 201510.90%
10.20%
Japan [+]March 20153.60%
3.10%
Spain [+]March 201521.70%
24.40%
Italy [+]March 201511.90%
14.30%
Portugal [+]March 201512.90%
14.10%
Greece [+]February 201522.40%
29.10%
Ireland [+]March 201511.30%
8.00%
Austria [+]March 20156.00%
5.20%
Australia [+]April 20156.17%
6.14%
Belgium [+]March 20158.90%
8.10%
Bulgaria [+]March 201511.20%
9.40%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]April 20157.40%
6.20%
Chile [+]March 20155.40%
7.30%
Cyprus [+]March 201516.90%
15.10%
Czech Republic [+]March 20155.00%
6.80%
Denmark [+]March 20156.20%
6.50%
Estonia [+]February 20156.30%
5.50%
Finland [+]March 20159.80%
8.50%
Croatia [+]March 201518.00%
18.40%
Hungary [+]February 20157.20%
7.60%
Iceland [+]March 20154.10%
4.30%
Lithuania [+]March 201511.10%
8.00%
Luxembourg [+]March 20155.60%
5.90%
Latvia [+]December 201411.10%
10.10%
Malta [+]March 20155.60%
6.00%
Mexico [+]March 20153.78%
4.00%
Netherlands [+]April 20156.60%
7.50%
Norway [+]February 20154.30%
3.80%
Poland [+]March 20157.10%
8.40%
Romania [+]March 20156.70%
6.20%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]April 20158.00%
7.50%
Slovenia [+]March 20159.00%
9.80%
Slovakia [+]March 201511.30%
13.30%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]February 20156.32%
8.06%
Venezuela [+]January 20157.60%
8.50%
South Africa [+]December 201422.40%
26.60%
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