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Unemployment: 2016 Countries
Unemployment: 2016 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.7%
0.10-0.30December 2016
Euro zone [+]9.6%
-0.10-0.80December 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.8%
0-0.30December 2016
Germany [+]3.9%
0-0.50December 2016
France [+]10.0%
0-0.20December 2016
Japan [+]3.1%
0-0.20December 2016
Spain [+]18.4%
-0.30-2.30December 2016
Italy [+]11.9%
00.30December 2016
Portugal [+]10.2%
-0.30-2.00December 2016
Greece [+]23.5%
0.10-0.46December 2016
Ireland [+]6.9%
-0.10-2.00December 2016
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.7%
-0.10-0.30December 2016
Australia [+]5.8%
0.110.07December 2016
Belgium [+]7.0%
-0.20-1.60December 2016
Bulgaria [+]6.8%
-0.10-1.30December 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.9%
0.10-0.20December 2016
Chile [+]6.2%
0.100.40December 2016
Colombia [+]8.7%
1.230.15December 2016
Cyprus [+]13.3%
-0.200.30December 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.5%
-0.20-1.00December 2016
Denmark [+]6.2%
-0.100.20December 2016
Estonia [+]6.2%
-0.40-0.20December 2016
Finland [+]8.8%
0-0.50December 2016
Croatia [+]12.1%
-0.20-3.00December 2016
Hungary [+]4.3%
-0.20-1.90December 2016
Iceland [+]3.0%
0-0.30December 2016
Lithuania [+]7.6%
0.20-1.20December 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.2%
0-0.30December 2016
Latvia [+]9.6%
0.20-0.40December 2016
Malta [+]4.1%
-0.10-1.10December 2016
Mexico [+]3.4%
-0.14-0.59December 2016
Netherlands [+]5.4%
-0.20-1.20December 2016
Norway [+]4.4%
-0.30-0.20December 2016
Poland [+]5.5%
-0.20-1.40December 2016
Romania [+]5.5%
0-1.10December 2016
Russia [+]5.3%
-0.10-0.50December 2016
Sweden [+]6.9%
0-0.30December 2016
Slovenia [+]7.9%
-0.10-0.40December 2016
Slovakia [+]8.9%
-0.10-1.80December 2016
Turkey [+]11.9%
0.101.70December 2016
Uruguay [+]2.8%
-4.92-4.57December 2016
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]10.00%
11.40%
8.40%
December 2016
Euro zone [+]20.20%
20.60%
19.70%
December 2016
United Kingdom [+]12.58%
14.84%
10.15%
December 2016
Germany [+]6.70%
7.60%
5.70%
December 2016
France [+]23.80%
24.30%
23.20%
December 2016
Japan [+]4.80%
5.20%
4.30%
December 2016
Spain [+]42.60%
42.30%
43.00%
December 2016
Italy [+]38.60%
36.90%
41.10%
December 2016
Portugal [+]26.30%
25.40%
27.30%
December 2016
Greece [+]46.70%
43.50%
50.10%
December 2016
Ireland [+]15.90%
17.30%
14.30%
December 2016
Austria [+]10.20%
10.90%
9.40%
December 2016
Australia [+]13.28%
14.92%
11.70%
December 2016
Belgium [+]19.10%
21.50%
16.10%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]16.00%
15.30%
17.00%
December 2016
Canada [+]12.60%
13.10%
12.00%
December 2016
Chile [+]15.67%
14.92%
16.79%
December 2016
Cyprus [+]30.40%
23.90%
36.20%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]10.40%
10.10%
10.90%
December 2016
Denmark [+]12.90%
13.40%
12.10%
December 2016
Estonia [+]13.40%
11.30%
16.00%
December 2016
Finland [+]20.30%
21.20%
19.30%
December 2016
Croatia [+]28.80%
28.00%
29.90%
December 2016
Hungary [+]11.50%
11.70%
11.20%
December 2016
Iceland [+]7.00%
7.40%
6.60%
December 2016
Lithuania [+]15.40%
18.10%
11.80%
December 2016
Luxembourg [+]19.50%
20.70%
18.40%
December 2016
Latvia [+]17.30%
22.70%
10.90%
December 2016
Malta [+]13.00%
11.30%
15.10%
December 2016
Netherlands [+]10.20%
10.60%
9.80%
December 2016
Norway [+]10.40%
11.60%
9.00%
December 2016
Poland [+]15.20%
15.20%
15.20%
December 2016
Romania [+]20.40%
19.60%
21.60%
December 2016
Sweden [+]19.20%
19.90%
18.60%
December 2016
Slovenia [+]14.50%
13.50%
15.70%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]19.80%
17.40%
23.70%
December 2016
Turkey [+]22.10%
15.00%
17.20%
December 2016
Uruguay [+]25.57%
21.66%
31.22%
November 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.80%
4.60%
December 2016
Euro zone [+]9.40%
10.00%
December 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.90%
4.60%
December 2016
Germany [+]4.40%
3.40%
December 2016
France [+]10.10%
9.90%
December 2016
Japan [+]3.40%
2.70%
December 2016
Spain [+]17.00%
20.00%
December 2016
Italy [+]10.90%
13.30%
December 2016
Portugal [+]10.00%
10.30%
December 2016
Greece [+]19.90%
28.00%
December 2016
Ireland [+]7.50%
6.10%
December 2016
Austria [+]6.20%
5.00%
December 2016
Australia [+]5.85%
5.79%
December 2016
Belgium [+]7.60%
6.40%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]7.10%
6.50%
December 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.30%
6.40%
December 2016
Chile [+]6.00%
6.50%
December 2016
Cyprus [+]12.10%
14.70%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.00%
4.10%
December 2016
Denmark [+]5.90%
6.40%
December 2016
Estonia [+]6.10%
6.40%
December 2016
Finland [+]8.90%
8.60%
December 2016
Croatia [+]11.40%
13.00%
December 2016
Hungary [+]4.40%
4.20%
December 2016
Iceland [+]3.00%
2.90%
December 2016
Lithuania [+]8.90%
6.30%
December 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.00%
6.50%
December 2016
Latvia [+]11.20%
7.90%
December 2016
Malta [+]3.50%
5.10%
December 2016
Mexico [+]3.38%
3.36%
December 2016
Netherlands [+]4.90%
6.00%
December 2016
Norway [+]4.90%
3.90%
December 2016
Poland [+]5.50%
5.60%
December 2016
Romania [+]6.00%
4.90%
December 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.30%
6.50%
December 2016
Slovenia [+]7.90%
8.00%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]8.30%
9.50%
December 2016
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]0.48%
8.03%
December 2016
Venezuela [+]6.70%
8.30%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.60%
29.30%
March 2016

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