Unemployment: 2014 Countries

Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]5.8%
-0.10October 2014
Euro zone [+]11.5%
0September 2014
United Kingdom [+]6.0%
0September 2014
Germany [+]5.0%
0.10September 2014
France [+]10.5%
0September 2014
Japan [+]3.6%
0.10September 2014
Spain [+]24.0%
-0.40September 2014
Italy [+]12.6%
0.30September 2014
Portugal [+]13.6%
-0.40September 2014
Greece [+]25.9%
-0.45August 2014
Ireland [+]11.2%
-0.20September 2014
Argentina [+]7.5%
0September 2014
Austria [+]5.1%
0.40September 2014
Australia [+]6.2%
0.19October 2014
Belgium [+]8.5%
0September 2014
Bulgaria [+]11.3%
0September 2014
Brazil [+]5.0%
0.10August 2014
Canada [+]6.5%
-0.30October 2014
Chile [+]6.6%
-0.10September 2014
Colombia [+]8.4%
-0.55September 2014
Cyprus [+]15.1%
-0.30September 2014
Czech Republic [+]5.7%
-0.60September 2014
Denmark [+]6.6%
-0.10September 2014
Estonia [+]7.7%
0.30August 2014
Finland [+]8.9%
0.20October 2014
Croatia [+]16.1%
-0.40September 2014
Hungary [+]7.6%
-0.20August 2014
Iceland [+]4.8%
-0.50September 2014
Lithuania [+]11.3%
-0.10September 2014
Luxembourg [+]6.1%
0September 2014
Latvia [+]10.8%
0June 2014
Malta [+]5.8%
-0.10September 2014
Mexico [+]5.1%
-0.10September 2014
Netherlands [+]6.5%
0October 2014
Norway [+]3.7%
0.30August 2014
Poland [+]8.7%
-0.10September 2014
Romania [+]6.9%
-0.20September 2014
Russia [+]4.9%
0.10September 2014
Sweden [+]8.1%
0.40October 2014
Slovenia [+]8.9%
-0.20September 2014
Slovakia [+]13.0%
-0.30September 2014
Turkey [+]10.4%
0.40July 2014
Uruguay [+]6.2%
-0.57September 2014
Venezuela [+]7.0%
0September 2014
South Africa [+]25.5%
0June 2014
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Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]October 20145.60%
5.90%
Euro zone [+]September 201411.30%
11.70%
United Kingdom [+]September 20146.20%
5.70%
Germany [+]September 20145.40%
4.60%
France [+]September 201410.70%
10.30%
Japan [+]September 20143.70%
3.40%
Spain [+]September 201422.80%
25.40%
Italy [+]September 201411.60%
13.90%
Portugal [+]September 201413.00%
14.20%
Greece [+]August 201423.10%
29.50%
Ireland [+]September 201412.80%
9.30%
Austria [+]September 20145.50%
4.70%
Australia [+]October 20146.10%
6.41%
Belgium [+]September 20149.40%
7.50%
Bulgaria [+]September 201412.30%
10.10%
Brazil [+]August 20144.20%
5.90%
Canada [+]October 20146.90%
6.10%
Chile [+]September 20146.30%
7.10%
Cyprus [+]September 201416.30%
13.80%
Czech Republic [+]September 20144.80%
6.80%
Denmark [+]September 20146.50%
6.80%
Estonia [+]August 20148.60%
6.70%
Finland [+]October 20149.90%
7.80%
Croatia [+]September 201414.20%
18.40%
Hungary [+]August 20147.30%
7.80%
Iceland [+]September 20145.10%
4.50%
Lithuania [+]September 201413.20%
9.50%
Luxembourg [+]September 20146.00%
6.20%
Latvia [+]June 201412.10%
9.50%
Malta [+]September 20145.90%
5.60%
Mexico [+]September 20145.13%
4.99%
Netherlands [+]October 20146.60%
6.40%
Norway [+]August 20143.80%
3.60%
Poland [+]September 20148.30%
9.20%
Romania [+]September 20147.60%
6.00%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]October 20148.10%
8.10%
Slovenia [+]September 20148.10%
9.90%
Slovakia [+]September 201412.70%
13.30%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]September 20144.65%
7.99%
Venezuela [+]September 20146.10%
8.40%
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