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Unemployment: 2015 Countries
Unemployment: 2015 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]5.3%
-0.20June 2015
Euro zone [+]11.1%
0June 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.6%
0.10May 2015
Germany [+]4.7%
0June 2015
France [+]10.2%
-0.10June 2015
Japan [+]3.4%
0.10June 2015
Spain [+]22.5%
0June 2015
Italy [+]12.7%
0.30June 2015
Portugal [+]12.4%
-0.80June 2015
Greece [+]25.6%
-0.05April 2015
Ireland [+]9.7%
-0.10June 2015
Argentina [+]7.1%
0.20March 2015
Austria [+]6.0%
0June 2015
Australia [+]6.0%
-0.20May 2015
Belgium [+]8.6%
0June 2015
Bulgaria [+]9.6%
-0.10June 2015
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.8%
0June 2015
Chile [+]6.5%
-0.10June 2015
Colombia [+]8.9%
-0.57May 2015
Cyprus [+]16.2%
0.20June 2015
Czech Republic [+]4.9%
-1.00June 2015
Denmark [+]6.0%
-0.20June 2015
Estonia [+]6.5%
-0.20May 2015
Finland [+]9.5%
0.10June 2015
Croatia [+]15.3%
-0.50June 2015
Hungary [+]7.0%
-0.10May 2015
Iceland [+]4.2%
0.10June 2015
Lithuania [+]8.5%
0.30June 2015
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
0June 2015
Latvia [+]9.9%
0March 2015
Malta [+]5.5%
-0.10June 2015
Mexico [+]4.4%
-0.04June 2015
Netherlands [+]6.9%
0June 2015
Norway [+]4.3%
0.10May 2015
Poland [+]7.7%
-0.10June 2015
Romania [+]7.0%
-0.10June 2015
Russia [+]5.4%
-0.20June 2015
Sweden [+]7.4%
-0.40June 2015
Slovenia [+]9.2%
0June 2015
Slovakia [+]11.8%
0June 2015
Turkey [+]9.8%
-0.20April 2015
Uruguay [+]7.4%
-0.75May 2015
Venezuela [+]7.9%
2.40January 2015
South Africa [+]24.3%
0December 2014
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]June 20155.40%
5.20%
Euro zone [+]June 201510.90%
11.30%
United Kingdom [+]May 20155.80%
5.50%
Germany [+]June 20155.00%
4.40%
France [+]June 201510.40%
10.00%
Japan [+]June 20153.60%
3.10%
Spain [+]June 201521.10%
24.20%
Italy [+]June 201512.30%
13.10%
Portugal [+]June 201511.90%
12.90%
Greece [+]April 201522.20%
29.80%
Ireland [+]June 201510.80%
8.30%
Austria [+]June 20156.30%
5.60%
Australia [+]May 20155.99%
5.92%
Belgium [+]June 20159.20%
8.10%
Bulgaria [+]June 201510.10%
8.90%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]June 20157.30%
6.20%
Chile [+]June 20155.90%
7.40%
Cyprus [+]June 201516.10%
16.30%
Czech Republic [+]June 20154.10%
6.00%
Denmark [+]June 20155.50%
6.60%
Estonia [+]May 20156.40%
6.60%
Finland [+]June 201510.10%
9.00%
Croatia [+]June 201515.40%
15.30%
Hungary [+]May 20156.80%
7.20%
Iceland [+]June 20153.90%
4.50%
Lithuania [+]June 20159.10%
7.90%
Luxembourg [+]June 20155.30%
6.20%
Latvia [+]March 201510.30%
9.40%
Malta [+]June 20155.60%
5.30%
Mexico [+]June 20154.04%
4.99%
Netherlands [+]June 20156.60%
7.20%
Norway [+]May 20154.50%
3.90%
Poland [+]June 20157.30%
8.10%
Romania [+]June 20157.90%
5.90%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]June 20157.30%
7.50%
Slovenia [+]June 20158.00%
10.60%
Slovakia [+]June 201510.80%
13.10%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]May 20156.27%
8.67%
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