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Unemployment: 2014 Countries

Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]6.1%
-0.10August 2014
Euro zone [+]11.5%
0July 2014
United Kingdom [+]6.2%
-0.20July 2014
Germany [+]4.9%
-0.20July 2014
France [+]10.3%
0.10July 2014
Japan [+]3.5%
-0.30August 2014
Spain [+]24.5%
0July 2014
Italy [+]12.6%
0.30July 2014
Portugal [+]14.0%
-0.10July 2014
Greece [+]27.0%
-0.21June 2014
Ireland [+]11.5%
-0.30July 2014
Argentina [+]7.5%
0.40June 2014
Austria [+]4.9%
-0.10July 2014
Australia [+]6.1%
-0.32August 2014
Belgium [+]8.5%
0July 2014
Bulgaria [+]11.5%
-0.10July 2014
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]7.0%
0August 2014
Chile [+]6.7%
0.20August 2014
Colombia [+]9.3%
0.10July 2014
Cyprus [+]14.9%
-0.30July 2014
Czech Republic [+]6.0%
-0.10July 2014
Denmark [+]6.6%
0.10July 2014
Estonia [+]7.3%
0.10June 2014
Finland [+]8.6%
-0.10August 2014
Croatia [+]16.2%
-0.10July 2014
Hungary [+]8.1%
0June 2014
Iceland [+]4.4%
-0.70July 2014
Lithuania [+]11.5%
1.00July 2014
Luxembourg [+]6.3%
0July 2014
Latvia [+]10.8%
0June 2014
Malta [+]5.7%
0.10July 2014
Mexico [+]5.2%
-0.29August 2014
Netherlands [+]6.6%
-0.10August 2014
Norway [+]3.3%
0.10June 2014
Poland [+]9.0%
-0.50July 2014
Romania [+]7.0%
-0.10July 2014
Russia [+]4.8%
-0.10August 2014
Sweden [+]8.0%
0.30August 2014
Slovenia [+]9.8%
-0.30July 2014
Slovakia [+]13.8%
0July 2014
Turkey [+]9.5%
0.40May 2014
Uruguay [+]5.7%
-1.17July 2014
Venezuela [+]6.7%
-0.10July 2014
South Africa [+]25.5%
0June 2014
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Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]August 20146.20%
6.10%
Euro zone [+]July 201411.40%
11.70%
United Kingdom [+]July 20146.50%
5.90%
Germany [+]July 20145.20%
4.60%
France [+]July 201410.80%
9.70%
Japan [+]August 20143.80%
3.20%
Spain [+]July 201423.50%
25.60%
Italy [+]July 201411.60%
13.90%
Portugal [+]July 201413.30%
14.70%
Greece [+]June 201423.80%
31.10%
Ireland [+]July 201413.30%
9.30%
Austria [+]July 20145.20%
4.50%
Australia [+]August 20146.04%
6.09%
Belgium [+]July 20149.10%
7.90%
Bulgaria [+]July 201412.10%
10.90%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]August 20147.50%
6.50%
Chile [+]August 20146.50%
7.00%
Cyprus [+]July 201415.40%
14.40%
Czech Republic [+]July 20145.00%
7.20%
Denmark [+]July 20145.90%
7.30%
Estonia [+]June 20147.50%
6.90%
Finland [+]August 20149.20%
7.90%
Croatia [+]July 201414.10%
18.50%
Hungary [+]June 20148.00%
8.20%
Iceland [+]July 20144.70%
4.10%
Lithuania [+]July 201413.10%
9.80%
Luxembourg [+]July 20146.00%
6.60%
Latvia [+]June 201412.10%
9.50%
Malta [+]July 20145.60%
5.80%
Mexico [+]August 20145.01%
5.45%
Netherlands [+]August 20146.70%
6.40%
Norway [+]June 20143.40%
3.20%
Poland [+]July 20148.50%
9.50%
Romania [+]July 20147.70%
6.20%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]August 20148.20%
7.70%
Slovenia [+]July 20148.90%
10.90%
Slovakia [+]July 201413.70%
13.90%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]July 20144.78%
6.79%
Venezuela [+]July 201493.80%
51.70%
South Africa [+]June 201423.80%
27.50%
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