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Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.8%
0-0.30March 2019
Euro zone [+]7.8%
0-0.70February 2019
United Kingdom [+]3.9%
0-0.30February 2019
Germany [+]3.1%
-0.10-0.40February 2019
France [+]8.8%
0-0.40February 2019
Japan [+]2.3%
-0.20-0.20February 2019
Spain [+]13.9%
-0.20-2.30February 2019
Italy [+]10.7%
0.20-0.20February 2019
Portugal [+]6.3%
-0.40-1.30February 2019
Greece [+]18.5%
0.50-2.10January 2019
Ireland [+]5.4%
-0.20-0.40March 2019
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.0%
0.200February 2019
Australia [+]5.0%
0.10-0.48March 2019
Belgium [+]5.7%
0.10-0.40February 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.7%
-0.10-0.70February 2019
Brazil [+]12.4%
0.40-0.20February 2019
Canada [+]5.8%
00March 2019
Chile [+]6.8%
-0.240.37October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]7.1%
-0.30-2.30February 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.9%
-0.20-0.40February 2019
Denmark [+]5.0%
00February 2019
Estonia [+]4.2%
0-2.10January 2019
Finland [+]6.7%
0-1.30February 2019
Croatia [+]7.5%
-0.10-1.60February 2019
Hungary [+]3.5%
-0.10-0.30January 2019
Iceland [+]2.8%
0-0.10February 2019
Lithuania [+]6.1%
-0.10-0.40February 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.3%
0.40-0.20February 2019
Latvia [+]7.2%
-0.10-0.60February 2019
Malta [+]3.5%
-0.30-0.40February 2019
Mexico [+]3.3%
-0.270.09February 2019
Netherlands [+]3.4%
-0.20-0.70February 2019
Norway [+]3.9%
0.20-0.10January 2019
Poland [+]3.5%
-0.20-0.60February 2019
Romania [+]3.8%
-0.10-0.60February 2019
Russia [+]4.9%
0-0.10February 2019
Sweden [+]6.2%
0.200.30February 2019
Slovenia [+]4.4%
-0.80-1.20February 2019
Slovakia [+]5.8%
-0.40-1.30February 2019
Turkey [+]12.7%
0.702.90December 2018
Uruguay [+]8.4%
-0.01-0.90February 2019
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]27.1%
00.40December 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.9%
9.6%
8.2%
February 2019
Euro zone [+]16.1%
16.4%
15.8%
February 2019
United Kingdom [+]11.3%
13.1%
9.3%
February 2019
Germany [+]5.6%
6.5%
4.7%
February 2019
France [+]20.1%
20.9%
19.2%
February 2019
Japan [+]3.4%
3.8%
3.1%
February 2019
Spain [+]32.4%
33.0%
31.7%
February 2019
Italy [+]32.8%
30.8%
35.7%
February 2019
Portugal [+]16.4%
12.8%
20.8%
February 2019
Greece [+]39.7%
36.2%
43.9%
January 2019
Ireland [+]13.4%
14.7%
12.0%
March 2019
Austria [+]8.3%
7.9%
8.7%
February 2019
Australia [+]11.7%
13.2%
10.6%
March 2019
Belgium [+]15.4%
15.7%
15.0%
December 2018
Bulgaria [+]12.4%
12.6%
12.2%
February 2019
Canada [+]10.7%
11.5%
9.7%
March 2019
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]20.4%
26.1%
15.4%
December 2018
Czech Republic [+]6.0%
6.1%
5.9%
February 2019
Denmark [+]9.7%
9.9%
7.6%
February 2019
Estonia [+]7.7%
7.2%
8.3%
January 2019
Finland [+]16.9%
17.8%
15.9%
February 2019
Croatia [+]23.0%
19.5%
28.0%
December 2018
Hungary [+]11.6%
11.4%
11.8%
January 2019
Iceland [+]7.6%
9.9%
5.2%
February 2019
Lithuania [+]11.1%
12.0%
10.0%
February 2019
Luxembourg [+]12.9%
14.8%
10.8%
February 2019
Latvia [+]13.2%
15.2%
10.7%
February 2019
Malta [+]8.8%
11.6%
5.7%
February 2019
Netherlands [+]6.4%
6.6%
6.3%
February 2019
Norway [+]10.6%
10.9%
10.2%
January 2019
Poland [+]11.3%
11.7%
10.8%
February 2019
Romania [+]15.4%
15.6%
15.2%
December 2018
Sweden [+]17.8%
18.8%
16.8%
February 2019
Slovenia [+]9.7%
9.3%
10.3%
December 2018
Slovakia [+]11.6%
10.7%
13.3%
February 2019
Turkey [+]23.1%
15.0%
17.2%
December 2018
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]54.7%
December 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.9%
3.7%
March 2019
Euro zone [+]7.4%
8.2%
February 2019
United Kingdom [+]4.1%
3.8%
February 2019
Germany [+]3.4%
2.8%
February 2019
France [+]8.8%
8.8%
February 2019
Japan [+]2.5%
2.2%
February 2019
Spain [+]12.3%
15.8%
February 2019
Italy [+]9.8%
11.9%
February 2019
Portugal [+]5.5%
7.1%
February 2019
Greece [+]14.5%
23.6%
January 2019
Ireland [+]5.4%
5.5%
March 2019
Austria [+]5.1%
4.8%
February 2019
Australia [+]5.0%
5.1%
March 2019
Belgium [+]6.1%
5.3%
February 2019
Bulgaria [+]5.1%
4.2%
February 2019
Canada [+]6.1%
5.4%
March 2019
Chile [+]6.5%
7.3%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]7.0%
7.2%
February 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.8%
2.1%
February 2019
Denmark [+]4.8%
5.2%
February 2019
Estonia [+]3.8%
4.5%
January 2019
Finland [+]6.8%
6.6%
February 2019
Croatia [+]6.7%
8.4%
February 2019
Hungary [+]3.5%
3.6%
January 2019
Iceland [+]3.2%
2.4%
February 2019
Lithuania [+]6.7%
5.4%
February 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.0%
5.7%
February 2019
Latvia [+]8.1%
6.3%
February 2019
Malta [+]3.8%
3.1%
February 2019
Mexico [+]3.2%
3.5%
February 2019
Netherlands [+]3.3%
3.5%
February 2019
Norway [+]3.9%
3.7%
January 2019
Poland [+]3.3%
3.7%
February 2019
Romania [+]4.2%
3.4%
February 2019
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.1%
6.4%
February 2019
Slovenia [+]3.7%
5.1%
February 2019
Slovakia [+]5.3%
6.3%
February 2019
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.7%
10.4%
February 2019
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]25.1%
29.5%
December 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2018

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