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Unemployment: 2017 Countries
Unemployment: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.8%
0.10-0.10January 2017
Euro zone [+]9.6%
-0.10-0.90December 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.8%
0-0.30December 2016
Germany [+]3.9%
0-0.50December 2016
France [+]9.6%
0.10-0.60December 2016
Japan [+]3.1%
0-0.20December 2016
Spain [+]18.4%
-0.30-2.30December 2016
Italy [+]12.0%
00.40December 2016
Portugal [+]10.2%
-0.30-2.00December 2016
Greece [+]23.0%
0-1.59November 2016
Ireland [+]7.1%
-0.10-1.40January 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.7%
0-0.30December 2016
Australia [+]5.7%
-0.16-0.34January 2017
Belgium [+]7.6%
0-1.00December 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.1%
0-0.80December 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.8%
-0.10-0.40January 2017
Chile [+]6.1%
-0.100.30November 2016
Colombia [+]8.7%
1.230.15December 2016
Cyprus [+]14.3%
0.101.20December 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.5%
-0.10-1.00December 2016
Denmark [+]6.2%
-0.100.10December 2016
Estonia [+]6.7%
-0.500.10November 2016
Finland [+]8.7%
0-0.50January 2017
Croatia [+]11.4%
0-3.60December 2016
Hungary [+]4.5%
-0.10-1.80November 2016
Iceland [+]2.8%
0-0.50December 2016
Lithuania [+]8.1%
0.20-0.80December 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.3%
0.10-0.20December 2016
Latvia [+]9.8%
0.20-0.20December 2016
Malta [+]4.5%
-0.10-0.60December 2016
Mexico [+]3.4%
-0.14-0.59December 2016
Netherlands [+]5.3%
-0.10-1.20January 2017
Norway [+]4.7%
-0.100.10November 2016
Poland [+]5.9%
-0.10-1.00December 2016
Romania [+]5.5%
-0.20-1.20December 2016
Russia [+]5.3%
-0.10-0.50December 2016
Sweden [+]6.8%
-0.10-0.20January 2017
Slovenia [+]7.5%
-0.10-0.90December 2016
Slovakia [+]8.8%
-0.20-1.90December 2016
Turkey [+]11.7%
0.201.30October 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 2016
United States [+]10.00%
11.40%
8.40%
December 2016
Euro zone [+]20.90%
21.00%
20.70%
December 2016
United Kingdom [+]12.58%
14.84%
10.15%
December 2016
Germany [+]6.50%
7.20%
5.60%
December 2016
France [+]26.20%
25.30%
27.40%
December 2016
Japan [+]4.90%
5.00%
3.20%
December 2016
Spain [+]42.90%
42.90%
42.80%
December 2016
Italy [+]40.10%
35.90%
40.40%
December 2016
Portugal [+]26.40%
25.10%
28.00%
December 2016
Greece [+]45.70%
43.00%
48.80%
November 2016
Ireland [+]13.50%
15.50%
11.00%
January 2017
Austria [+]10.50%
11.00%
9.90%
December 2016
Australia [+]12.27%
13.54%
11.25%
January 2017
Belgium [+]20.40%
22.00%
18.60%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]22.40%
23.50%
20.60%
December 2016
Canada [+]13.30%
15.20%
11.30%
January 2017
Chile [+]14.76%
14.33%
15.40%
November 2016
Cyprus [+]32.80%
29.80%
35.20%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]10.70%
10.40%
11.10%
December 2016
Denmark [+]12.80%
13.80%
11.90%
December 2016
Estonia [+]12.20%
12.30%
12.10%
November 2016
Finland [+]20.30%
21.00%
19.50%
January 2017
Croatia [+]28.00%
27.90%
28.00%
December 2016
Hungary [+]11.90%
11.70%
12.20%
November 2016
Iceland [+]5.90%
6.00%
5.70%
December 2016
Lithuania [+]13.10%
15.70%
9.70%
December 2016
Luxembourg [+]19.90%
22.00%
18.00%
December 2016
Latvia [+]18.30%
21.40%
14.20%
December 2016
Malta [+]13.00%
14.00%
11.70%
December 2016
Netherlands [+]9.80%
9.80%
9.90%
January 2017
Norway [+]10.70%
12.00%
9.40%
November 2016
Poland [+]17.50%
17.70%
17.40%
December 2016
Romania [+]20.30%
19.20%
22.00%
September 2016
Sweden [+]18.00%
19.70%
16.10%
January 2017
Slovenia [+]16.80%
15.30%
18.60%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]20.40%
17.50%
25.60%
December 2016
Turkey [+]20.30%
15.00%
17.20%
October 2016
Uruguay [+]25.57%
21.66%
31.22%
November 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.80%
4.80%
January 2017
Euro zone [+]9.30%
9.90%
December 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.90%
4.60%
December 2016
Germany [+]4.30%
3.30%
December 2016
France [+]9.50%
9.70%
December 2016
Japan [+]3.40%
2.70%
December 2016
Spain [+]17.00%
20.00%
December 2016
Italy [+]11.10%
13.20%
December 2016
Portugal [+]10.00%
10.30%
December 2016
Greece [+]19.40%
27.50%
November 2016
Ireland [+]7.90%
6.00%
January 2017
Austria [+]6.30%
5.00%
December 2016
Australia [+]5.51%
5.84%
January 2017
Belgium [+]7.70%
7.50%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.70%
6.50%
December 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.30%
6.20%
January 2017
Chile [+]5.80%
6.40%
November 2016
Cyprus [+]14.10%
14.50%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.10%
4.10%
December 2016
Denmark [+]5.80%
6.60%
December 2016
Estonia [+]7.30%
6.10%
November 2016
Finland [+]8.80%
8.60%
January 2017
Croatia [+]10.40%
12.50%
December 2016
Hungary [+]4.50%
4.50%
November 2016
Iceland [+]2.70%
3.00%
December 2016
Lithuania [+]9.50%
6.70%
December 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.10%
6.70%
December 2016
Latvia [+]11.70%
8.00%
December 2016
Malta [+]4.50%
4.70%
December 2016
Mexico [+]3.38%
3.36%
December 2016
Netherlands [+]4.80%
5.90%
January 2017
Norway [+]5.30%
4.10%
November 2016
Poland [+]5.80%
6.00%
December 2016
Romania [+]6.30%
4.50%
December 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.20%
6.40%
January 2017
Slovenia [+]6.90%
8.10%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]8.10%
9.70%
December 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