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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%
0-0.70November 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.8%
0-0.30November 2016
Germany [+]4.1%
0-0.40November 2016
France [+]9.5%
-0.20-0.70November 2016
Japan [+]3.1%
0.10-0.20November 2016
Spain [+]19.2%
0-1.70November 2016
Italy [+]11.9%
0.300.40November 2016
Portugal [+]10.5%
-0.30-1.80November 2016
Greece [+]23.0%
-0.10-1.47October 2016
Ireland [+]7.2%
-0.10-1.70December 2016
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.8%
-0.10-0.10November 2016
Australia [+]5.8%
0.110.07December 2016
Belgium [+]7.6%
-0.30-1.10November 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.1%
-0.30-0.90November 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.9%
0.10-0.20December 2016
Chile [+]6.2%
-0.200.10October 2016
Colombia [+]7.5%
-0.780.24November 2016
Cyprus [+]14.2%
2.200.50November 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.7%
-0.10-0.80November 2016
Denmark [+]6.5%
00.40November 2016
Estonia [+]7.4%
0.201.10October 2016
Finland [+]8.8%
0.20-0.60November 2016
Croatia [+]11.4%
-1.30-4.30November 2016
Hungary [+]4.6%
-0.30-1.80October 2016
Iceland [+]2.8%
-0.10-0.70November 2016
Lithuania [+]7.9%
0.30-0.90November 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.2%
0-0.30November 2016
Latvia [+]9.6%
0.10-0.30November 2016
Malta [+]4.8%
-0.10-0.50November 2016
Mexico [+]3.4%
-0.14-0.59December 2016
Netherlands [+]5.4%
-0.20-1.20December 2016
Norway [+]4.8%
00.20October 2016
Poland [+]6.0%
0.30-1.10November 2016
Romania [+]5.7%
-0.10-0.90November 2016
Russia [+]5.4%
0-0.40November 2016
Sweden [+]6.8%
-0.100November 2016
Slovenia [+]7.6%
0-0.70November 2016
Slovakia [+]9.0%
-0.10-1.90November 2016
Turkey [+]11.4%
01.10September 2016
Uruguay [+]7.7%
0.64-0.19November 2016
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]10.10%
11.60%
8.40%
November 2016
Euro zone [+]21.20%
21.40%
20.90%
November 2016
United Kingdom [+]12.68%
14.78%
10.39%
November 2016
Germany [+]6.70%
7.50%
5.70%
November 2016
France [+]25.90%
25.00%
26.80%
November 2016
Japan [+]4.30%
5.00%
3.20%
November 2016
Spain [+]44.40%
44.00%
44.90%
November 2016
Italy [+]39.40%
35.60%
40.30%
November 2016
Portugal [+]28.40%
28.30%
28.40%
November 2016
Greece [+]44.20%
42.00%
46.50%
October 2016
Ireland [+]14.50%
16.50%
12.10%
December 2016
Austria [+]10.40%
12.20%
8.30%
November 2016
Australia [+]13.28%
14.92%
11.70%
December 2016
Belgium [+]21.20%
22.80%
19.10%
September 2016
Bulgaria [+]22.00%
23.10%
20.30%
November 2016
Canada [+]12.60%
13.10%
12.00%
December 2016
Chile [+]14.03%
12.79%
15.87%
October 2016
Cyprus [+]26.70%
23.40%
29.70%
September 2016
Czech Republic [+]10.60%
10.10%
11.30%
November 2016
Denmark [+]13.10%
12.80%
11.70%
November 2016
Estonia [+]12.40%
16.40%
7.60%
October 2016
Finland [+]20.20%
21.80%
18.70%
November 2016
Croatia [+]29.40%
27.10%
32.00%
September 2016
Hungary [+]12.00%
11.70%
12.40%
October 2016
Iceland [+]5.80%
6.00%
5.50%
November 2016
Lithuania [+]12.80%
14.80%
10.20%
November 2016
Luxembourg [+]19.10%
20.90%
17.30%
November 2016
Latvia [+]17.80%
20.70%
13.70%
November 2016
Malta [+]13.60%
15.30%
11.40%
November 2016
Netherlands [+]10.20%
10.60%
9.80%
December 2016
Norway [+]10.50%
11.50%
9.40%
October 2016
Poland [+]18.10%
18.00%
18.30%
November 2016
Romania [+]20.30%
19.20%
22.00%
September 2016
Sweden [+]17.70%
19.10%
16.10%
November 2016
Slovenia [+]13.50%
13.00%
14.20%
September 2016
Slovakia [+]20.90%
18.00%
25.80%
November 2016
Turkey [+]19.70%
15.00%
17.20%
September 2016
Uruguay [+]25.57%
21.66%
31.22%
November 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%
November 2016
United Kingdom [+]5.00%
4.60%
November 2016
Germany [+]4.50%
3.50%
November 2016
France [+]9.50%
9.60%
November 2016
Japan [+]3.20%
2.90%
November 2016
Spain [+]17.80%
20.70%
November 2016
Italy [+]11.40%
12.70%
November 2016
Portugal [+]10.40%
10.50%
November 2016
Greece [+]19.20%
27.70%
October 2016
Ireland [+]8.10%
6.10%
December 2016
Austria [+]6.20%
5.30%
November 2016
Australia [+]5.85%
5.79%
December 2016
Belgium [+]7.80%
7.50%
November 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.60%
6.50%
November 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.30%
6.40%
December 2016
Chile [+]5.90%
6.70%
October 2016
Cyprus [+]14.00%
14.40%
November 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.10%
4.50%
November 2016
Denmark [+]5.90%
7.10%
November 2016
Estonia [+]8.00%
6.80%
October 2016
Finland [+]9.00%
8.50%
November 2016
Croatia [+]10.30%
12.80%
November 2016
Hungary [+]4.60%
4.60%
October 2016
Iceland [+]2.40%
3.20%
November 2016
Lithuania [+]9.30%
6.50%
November 2016
Luxembourg [+]5.90%
6.60%
November 2016
Latvia [+]11.30%
7.90%
November 2016
Malta [+]4.70%
5.00%
November 2016
Mexico [+]3.38%
3.36%
December 2016
Netherlands [+]4.90%
6.00%
December 2016
Norway [+]5.30%
4.10%
October 2016
Poland [+]5.90%
6.10%
November 2016
Romania [+]6.50%
4.70%
November 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.00%
6.60%
November 2016
Slovenia [+]7.00%
8.20%
November 2016
Slovakia [+]8.20%
9.90%
November 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