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Unemployment: 2014 Countries

Unemployment: 2014 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Month
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]6.1%
-0.20June 2014
Euro zone [+]11.6%
-0.10May 2014
United Kingdom [+]6.5%
-0.10May 2014
Germany [+]5.1%
-0.10May 2014
France [+]10.1%
-0.30May 2014
Japan [+]3.5%
-0.10May 2014
Spain [+]25.1%
0May 2014
Italy [+]12.6%
0May 2014
Portugal [+]14.3%
-0.30May 2014
Greece [+]27.3%
0.00April 2014
Ireland [+]12.0%
0.10May 2014
Argentina [+]7.1%
0.70March 2014
Austria [+]4.7%
-0.20May 2014
Australia [+]6.0%
0.18June 2014
Belgium [+]8.5%
0May 2014
Bulgaria [+]11.9%
-0.90May 2014
Brazil [+]4.9%
-0.10April 2014
Canada [+]7.1%
0.10June 2014
Chile [+]6.3%
0.20May 2014
Colombia [+]9.7%
-0.94March 2014
Cyprus [+]15.3%
-1.10May 2014
Czech Republic [+]6.3%
-0.20May 2014
Denmark [+]6.5%
0May 2014
Estonia [+]7.9%
0.20April 2014
Finland [+]8.8%
0.30June 2014
Croatia [+]16.3%
-0.50May 2014
Hungary [+]7.9%
0.10April 2014
Iceland [+]5.1%
-0.10May 2014
Lithuania [+]11.0%
-0.20May 2014
Luxembourg [+]6.3%
0.20May 2014
Latvia [+]11.5%
0March 2014
Malta [+]5.7%
-1.10May 2014
Mexico [+]4.8%
-0.13June 2014
Netherlands [+]6.8%
-0.20June 2014
Norway [+]3.3%
0April 2014
Poland [+]9.6%
-0.10May 2014
Romania [+]7.3%
0.20May 2014
Russia [+]4.9%
-0.40May 2014
Sweden [+]8.0%
0.20June 2014
Slovenia [+]10.3%
0.70May 2014
Slovakia [+]13.9%
-0.10May 2014
Turkey [+]9.1%
0.10March 2014
Uruguay [+]6.8%
-0.01May 2014
Venezuela [+]7.1%
-0.10April 2014
South Africa [+]25.2%
0March 2014
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMonthMenWom.
< Unemployment 2013
United States [+]June 20146.30%
5.90%
Euro zone [+]May 201411.50%
11.70%
United Kingdom [+]May 20146.60%
6.30%
Germany [+]May 20145.50%
4.70%
France [+]May 201410.50%
9.60%
Japan [+]May 20143.70%
3.40%
Spain [+]May 201424.30%
26.00%
Italy [+]May 201411.70%
13.80%
Portugal [+]May 201414.40%
14.30%
Greece [+]April 201424.60%
30.70%
Ireland [+]May 201413.50%
10.00%
Austria [+]May 20144.60%
4.80%
Australia [+]June 20146.03%
6.01%
Belgium [+]May 20149.10%
7.90%
Bulgaria [+]May 201412.60%
11.10%
Brazil [+]April 20143.80%
6.10%
Canada [+]June 20147.50%
6.70%
Chile [+]May 20145.90%
6.80%
Cyprus [+]May 201415.50%
15.10%
Czech Republic [+]May 20145.30%
7.70%
Denmark [+]May 20146.30%
6.70%
Estonia [+]April 20148.50%
7.20%
Finland [+]June 20149.30%
8.20%
Croatia [+]May 201416.70%
15.80%
Hungary [+]April 20147.80%
8.10%
Iceland [+]May 20145.00%
5.30%
Lithuania [+]May 201412.00%
9.90%
Luxembourg [+]May 20146.10%
6.60%
Latvia [+]March 201412.80%
10.20%
Malta [+]May 20145.90%
5.40%
Mexico [+]June 20144.76%
4.85%
Netherlands [+]June 20147.00%
6.60%
Norway [+]April 20143.40%
3.20%
Poland [+]May 20149.20%
10.10%
Romania [+]May 20147.90%
6.50%
Russia [+]November 20135.60%
5.30%
Sweden [+]June 20148.40%
7.50%
Slovenia [+]May 20149.20%
11.50%
Slovakia [+]May 201413.80%
14.00%
Turkey [+]January 20147.50%
9.90%
Uruguay [+]May 20145.33%
8.52%
Venezuela [+]April 20146.60%
7.80%
South Africa [+]March 201423.70%
27.00%
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