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Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.5%
-0.10-0.20November 2019
Euro zone [+]7.5%
0-0.50October 2019
United Kingdom [+]3.8%
-0.10-0.30September 2019
Germany [+]3.1%
0-0.20October 2019
France [+]8.5%
0.10-0.50October 2019
Japan [+]2.4%
00October 2019
Spain [+]14.2%
0-0.40October 2019
Italy [+]9.7%
-0.20-1.00October 2019
Portugal [+]6.5%
-0.10-0.10October 2019
Greece [+]16.7%
-0.20-2.20August 2019
Ireland [+]4.8%
0-0.80November 2019
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.6%
0.10-0.10October 2019
Australia [+]5.3%
0.120.29October 2019
Belgium [+]5.6%
0-0.20October 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.2%
0.10-0.80October 2019
Brazil [+]11.6%
-0.20-0.10October 2019
Canada [+]5.9%
0.400.30November 2019
Chile [+]6.8%
-0.240.37October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]7.1%
0.50-0.70October 2019
Czech Republic [+]2.2%
0.100.10October 2019
Denmark [+]5.3%
00.40October 2019
Estonia [+]4.3%
0.40-1.40September 2019
Finland [+]6.7%
0-0.30October 2019
Croatia [+]6.6%
-0.20-1.10October 2019
Hungary [+]3.5%
0.10-0.20September 2019
Iceland [+]3.5%
0.100.80October 2019
Lithuania [+]6.4%
-0.100.30October 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.4%
0-0.10October 2019
Latvia [+]6.1%
-0.20-0.90October 2019
Malta [+]3.4%
0-0.10October 2019
Mexico [+]3.6%
-0.150.41October 2019
Netherlands [+]3.5%
0-0.20October 2019
Norway [+]3.9%
0.20-0.10September 2019
Poland [+]3.2%
-0.10-0.60October 2019
Romania [+]4.0%
0.10-0.10October 2019
Russia [+]4.6%
0.10-0.10October 2019
Sweden [+]7.3%
0.701.20November 2019
Slovenia [+]4.3%
0-0.30October 2019
Slovakia [+]5.6%
0-0.60October 2019
Turkey [+]14.2%
-0.102.90August 2019
Uruguay [+]8.8%
-0.680.17October 2019
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]29.1%
01.60September 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]7.9%
9.3%
6.5%
October 2019
Euro zone [+]15.6%
16.1%
15.1%
October 2019
United Kingdom [+]11.9%
13.5%
10.1%
September 2019
Germany [+]5.8%
6.9%
4.6%
October 2019
France [+]19.0%
20.7%
17.2%
October 2019
Japan [+]5.0%
4.6%
3.0%
October 2019
Spain [+]32.8%
30.6%
35.4%
October 2019
Italy [+]27.8%
27.6%
31.5%
October 2019
Portugal [+]18.3%
17.1%
19.7%
October 2019
Greece [+]33.1%
33.3%
32.9%
June 2019
Ireland [+]12.5%
13.8%
11.1%
November 2019
Austria [+]8.4%
8.8%
7.8%
October 2019
Australia [+]12.4%
13.7%
10.6%
October 2019
Belgium [+]15.5%
16.6%
14.2%
September 2019
Bulgaria [+]9.1%
8.2%
10.5%
October 2019
Canada [+]11.6%
13.2%
10.0%
November 2019
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]16.9%
20.9%
13.4%
September 2019
Czech Republic [+]5.5%
4.8%
6.6%
October 2019
Denmark [+]10.5%
10.1%
9.4%
October 2019
Estonia [+]10.2%
11.5%
8.8%
September 2019
Finland [+]17.1%
18.6%
15.6%
October 2019
Croatia [+]18.7%
16.3%
22.4%
September 2019
Hungary [+]12.4%
12.9%
11.6%
September 2019
Iceland [+]9.6%
11.2%
8.0%
October 2019
Lithuania [+]11.0%
14.0%
8.0%
October 2019
Luxembourg [+]12.9%
13.5%
12.2%
October 2019
Latvia [+]10.2%
10.4%
10.0%
October 2019
Malta [+]9.7%
11.0%
8.2%
October 2019
Netherlands [+]7.3%
8.0%
6.6%
October 2019
Norway [+]10.2%
10.6%
9.8%
September 2019
Poland [+]10.0%
10.4%
9.4%
October 2019
Romania [+]16.2%
15.1%
18.0%
June 2019
Sweden [+]20.1%
20.5%
19.6%
November 2019
Slovenia [+]7.8%
6.7%
9.5%
September 2019
Slovakia [+]16.1%
15.6%
16.9%
October 2019
Turkey [+]27.3%
15.0%
17.2%
August 2019
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]58.2%
September 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.5%
3.5%
November 2019
Euro zone [+]7.2%
7.9%
October 2019
United Kingdom [+]4.1%
3.6%
September 2019
Germany [+]3.5%
2.6%
October 2019
France [+]8.6%
8.4%
October 2019
Japan [+]2.5%
2.3%
October 2019
Spain [+]12.3%
16.4%
October 2019
Italy [+]8.7%
11.1%
October 2019
Portugal [+]5.9%
7.2%
October 2019
Greece [+]13.6%
20.7%
August 2019
Ireland [+]5.3%
4.2%
November 2019
Austria [+]4.8%
4.5%
October 2019
Australia [+]5.5%
5.2%
October 2019
Belgium [+]5.8%
5.2%
October 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.4%
4.0%
October 2019
Canada [+]6.3%
5.5%
November 2019
Chile [+]6.5%
7.3%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]5.8%
8.4%
October 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.8%
2.7%
October 2019
Denmark [+]5.1%
5.5%
October 2019
Estonia [+]3.6%
4.9%
September 2019
Finland [+]7.3%
6.1%
October 2019
Croatia [+]5.9%
7.4%
October 2019
Hungary [+]3.4%
3.7%
September 2019
Iceland [+]3.7%
3.3%
October 2019
Lithuania [+]7.3%
5.4%
October 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.2%
5.6%
October 2019
Latvia [+]6.8%
5.4%
October 2019
Malta [+]3.3%
3.5%
October 2019
Mexico [+]3.7%
3.6%
October 2019
Netherlands [+]3.6%
3.3%
October 2019
Norway [+]4.3%
3.4%
September 2019
Poland [+]2.8%
3.7%
October 2019
Romania [+]4.4%
3.4%
October 2019
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.2%
7.4%
November 2019
Slovenia [+]4.0%
4.6%
October 2019
Slovakia [+]5.7%
5.5%
October 2019
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.8%
11.1%
October 2019
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]27.7%
30.9%
September 2019
< 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