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Unemployment: 2015 Countries
Unemployment: 2015 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]5.3%
0July 2015
Euro zone [+]10.9%
-0.20July 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.6%
0June 2015
Germany [+]4.7%
0July 2015
France [+]10.4%
0.20July 2015
Japan [+]3.3%
-0.10July 2015
Spain [+]22.2%
-0.30July 2015
Italy [+]12.0%
-0.70July 2015
Portugal [+]12.1%
-0.30July 2015
Greece [+]25.0%
-0.58May 2015
Ireland [+]9.5%
0August 2015
Argentina [+]6.6%
-0.50June 2015
Austria [+]5.8%
-0.20July 2015
Australia [+]6.0%
0.09June 2015
Belgium [+]8.5%
-0.10July 2015
Bulgaria [+]9.4%
-0.20July 2015
Brazil [+]7.5%
0.60July 2015
Canada [+]6.8%
0July 2015
Chile [+]6.6%
0.10July 2015
Colombia [+]8.8%
0.59July 2015
Cyprus [+]16.3%
0.10July 2015
Czech Republic [+]5.1%
0.20July 2015
Denmark [+]6.2%
0.20July 2015
Estonia [+]6.1%
-0.40June 2015
Finland [+]9.7%
0.10July 2015
Croatia [+]15.1%
-0.20July 2015
Hungary [+]6.9%
-0.10June 2015
Iceland [+]4.1%
-0.10July 2015
Lithuania [+]9.6%
1.10July 2015
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
0July 2015
Latvia [+]10.1%
0July 2015
Malta [+]5.1%
-0.40July 2015
Mexico [+]4.7%
0.31July 2015
Netherlands [+]6.8%
-0.10July 2015
Norway [+]4.5%
0.20June 2015
Poland [+]7.6%
-0.10July 2015
Romania [+]6.8%
-0.20July 2015
Russia [+]5.3%
-0.10July 2015
Sweden [+]7.3%
-0.10July 2015
Slovenia [+]9.1%
-0.10July 2015
Slovakia [+]11.7%
-0.10July 2015
Turkey [+]10.2%
0.40May 2015
Uruguay [+]7.4%
0.00June 2015
Venezuela [+]7.9%
2.40January 2015
South Africa [+]24.3%
0December 2014
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2014
United States [+]July 20155.20%
5.30%
Euro zone [+]July 201510.70%
11.20%
United Kingdom [+]June 20155.80%
5.50%
Germany [+]July 20155.10%
4.30%
France [+]July 201510.60%
10.10%
Japan [+]July 20153.50%
3.20%
Spain [+]July 201520.70%
24.00%
Italy [+]July 201511.50%
12.70%
Portugal [+]July 201512.10%
12.20%
Greece [+]May 201522.40%
28.20%
Ireland [+]August 201510.60%
8.10%
Austria [+]July 20156.10%
5.40%
Australia [+]June 20156.05%
6.02%
Belgium [+]July 20159.00%
8.00%
Bulgaria [+]July 201510.00%
8.70%
Brazil [+]July 20156.60%
8.60%
Canada [+]July 20157.40%
6.10%
Chile [+]July 20156.10%
7.30%
Cyprus [+]July 201516.20%
16.40%
Czech Republic [+]July 20154.20%
6.20%
Denmark [+]July 20156.00%
6.50%
Estonia [+]June 20156.10%
6.20%
Finland [+]July 201510.30%
9.00%
Croatia [+]July 201515.10%
15.10%
Hungary [+]June 20156.60%
7.20%
Iceland [+]July 20154.00%
4.30%
Lithuania [+]July 201510.80%
8.30%
Luxembourg [+]July 20155.30%
6.20%
Latvia [+]July 201511.40%
8.80%
Malta [+]July 20155.10%
5.10%
Mexico [+]July 20154.48%
5.10%
Netherlands [+]July 20156.40%
7.10%
Norway [+]June 20154.90%
4.00%
Poland [+]July 20157.20%
8.00%
Romania [+]July 20157.80%
5.60%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]July 20157.30%
7.30%
Slovenia [+]July 20157.90%
10.50%
Slovakia [+]July 201510.70%
13.00%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]June 20156.20%
8.80%
Venezuela [+]January 20157.60%
8.50%
South Africa [+]December 201422.40%
26.60%

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