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Unemployment: 2016 Countries
Unemployment: 2016 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]5.0%
0-0.40April 2016
Euro zone [+]10.2%
-0.20-1.00March 2016
United Kingdom [+]5.1%
0-0.40March 2016
Germany [+]4.2%
-0.10-0.60March 2016
France [+]10.0%
-0.20-0.30March 2016
Japan [+]3.2%
-0.10-0.20March 2016
Spain [+]20.4%
-0.10-2.60March 2016
Italy [+]11.4%
-0.20-1.00March 2016
Portugal [+]12.1%
-0.10-1.10March 2016
Greece [+]24.2%
-0.22-1.56February 2016
Ireland [+]8.4%
-0.20-1.30April 2016
Argentina [+]6.6%
-0.50-0.90June 2015
Austria [+]5.8%
-0.100.20March 2016
Australia [+]5.7%
-0.00-0.45April 2016
Belgium [+]8.5%
-0.10-0.20March 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.3%
-0.10-2.70March 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]7.1%
00.30April 2016
Chile [+]6.3%
0.400.20February 2016
Colombia [+]10.1%
0.131.28March 2016
Cyprus [+]12.1%
-0.40-4.10March 2016
Czech Republic [+]4.1%
-0.10-1.50March 2016
Denmark [+]5.8%
0-0.60March 2016
Estonia [+]6.3%
0-0.20February 2016
Finland [+]9.3%
00.10March 2016
Croatia [+]14.9%
-0.20-1.70March 2016
Hungary [+]5.8%
-0.10-1.60February 2016
Iceland [+]3.1%
-0.10-1.10March 2016
Lithuania [+]8.5%
-0.30-0.80March 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.3%
0.10-0.10March 2016
Latvia [+]9.9%
-0.200.10March 2016
Malta [+]4.7%
-0.40-1.00March 2016
Mexico [+]3.7%
-0.41-0.13March 2016
Netherlands [+]6.4%
0-0.60April 2016
Norway [+]4.6%
-0.100.50February 2016
Poland [+]6.8%
0-1.00March 2016
Romania [+]6.4%
-0.10-0.30March 2016
Russia [+]6.0%
0.200.10March 2016
Sweden [+]7.2%
0.10-0.30March 2016
Slovenia [+]8.1%
-0.10-1.10March 2016
Slovakia [+]10.2%
-0.10-1.70March 2016
Turkey [+]10.1%
-0.10-0.20January 2016
Uruguay [+]8.0%
-0.020.75March 2016
Venezuela [+]6.0%
-0.100.50December 2015
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]10.40%
11.20%
9.60%
March 2016
Euro zone [+]21.20%
22.00%
20.30%
March 2016
United Kingdom [+]13.66%
14.73%
12.49%
March 2016
Germany [+]6.90%
7.50%
6.30%
March 2016
France [+]24.00%
25.60%
22.00%
March 2016
Japan [+]5.80%
6.20%
5.70%
March 2016
Spain [+]45.50%
44.30%
46.90%
March 2016
Italy [+]36.70%
38.70%
38.80%
March 2016
Portugal [+]30.70%
29.20%
32.30%
March 2016
Greece [+]51.90%
44.80%
60.30%
January 2016
Ireland [+]18.00%
20.70%
15.00%
April 2016
Austria [+]10.90%
11.30%
10.40%
March 2016
Australia [+]12.28%
13.42%
11.32%
April 2016
Belgium [+]24.50%
26.00%
22.60%
March 2016
Bulgaria [+]18.50%
17.30%
20.50%
March 2016
Canada [+]13.10%
15.40%
10.70%
April 2016
Chile [+]14.93%
12.80%
18.37%
February 2016
Cyprus [+]28.20%
30.80%
26.20%
March 2016
Czech Republic [+]9.80%
8.30%
12.20%
March 2016
Denmark [+]11.00%
12.30%
9.50%
March 2016
Estonia [+]13.50%
17.90%
7.10%
February 2016
Finland [+]21.90%
24.90%
19.30%
March 2016
Croatia [+]39.00%
36.90%
41.90%
March 2016
Hungary [+]14.10%
15.10%
12.80%
February 2016
Iceland [+]7.20%
8.90%
5.30%
March 2016
Lithuania [+]14.10%
12.30%
16.10%
March 2016
Luxembourg [+]15.30%
17.40%
13.00%
March 2016
Latvia [+]16.50%
17.50%
15.30%
March 2016
Malta [+]9.80%
11.80%
7.60%
March 2016
Netherlands [+]11.20%
12.00%
10.40%
April 2016
Norway [+]11.00%
12.60%
9.30%
February 2016
Poland [+]19.50%
19.80%
19.00%
March 2016
Romania [+]20.90%
18.90%
24.30%
December 2015
Sweden [+]19.30%
22.40%
16.20%
March 2016
Slovenia [+]16.60%
20.70%
10.70%
March 2016
Slovakia [+]23.90%
21.90%
27.10%
March 2016
Turkey [+]17.80%
15.00%
17.20%
January 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 [+]5.00%
5.00%
April 2016
Euro zone [+]10.00%
10.50%
March 2016
United Kingdom [+]5.20%
5.00%
March 2016
Germany [+]4.40%
4.10%
March 2016
France [+]10.50%
9.40%
March 2016
Japan [+]3.40%
3.00%
March 2016
Spain [+]18.70%
22.20%
March 2016
Italy [+]10.90%
11.90%
March 2016
Portugal [+]11.80%
12.30%
March 2016
Greece [+]21.10%
28.70%
January 2016
Ireland [+]9.90%
6.60%
April 2016
Austria [+]6.10%
5.40%
March 2016
Australia [+]5.66%
5.80%
April 2016
Belgium [+]9.10%
7.90%
March 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.50%
7.10%
March 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.90%
6.30%
April 2016
Chile [+]5.60%
7.20%
February 2016
Cyprus [+]12.50%
11.70%
March 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.50%
4.80%
March 2016
Denmark [+]5.20%
6.40%
March 2016
Estonia [+]7.10%
5.50%
February 2016
Finland [+]9.60%
9.00%
March 2016
Croatia [+]14.10%
15.80%
March 2016
Hungary [+]5.60%
5.90%
February 2016
Iceland [+]3.60%
2.60%
March 2016
Lithuania [+]9.30%
7.80%
March 2016
Luxembourg [+]5.70%
7.00%
March 2016
Latvia [+]11.30%
8.50%
March 2016
Malta [+]4.40%
5.10%
March 2016
Mexico [+]3.82%
3.60%
March 2016
Netherlands [+]6.00%
6.90%
April 2016
Norway [+]5.10%
4.10%
February 2016
Poland [+]6.60%
6.90%
March 2016
Romania [+]6.90%
5.80%
March 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.90%
6.50%
March 2016
Slovenia [+]7.60%
8.70%
March 2016
Slovakia [+]8.80%
11.80%
March 2016
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.51%
9.62%
November 2015
Venezuela [+]5.40%
6.90%
December 2015
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