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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.9%
0.20-0.20December 2018
Euro zone [+]7.9%
-0.20-0.80November 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.1%
0-0.20October 2018
Germany [+]3.3%
0-0.30November 2018
France [+]8.9%
0-0.20November 2018
Japan [+]2.5%
0.10-0.20November 2018
Spain [+]14.7%
-0.10-1.80November 2018
Italy [+]10.5%
-0.10-0.60November 2018
Portugal [+]6.6%
-0.10-1.50November 2018
Greece [+]18.6%
0-2.40October 2018
Ireland [+]5.3%
0-0.90December 2018
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.7%
-0.40-0.70November 2018
Australia [+]5.1%
0.07-0.29November 2018
Belgium [+]5.6%
-0.60-0.80November 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.4%
0-0.40November 2018
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]5.6%
0-0.20December 2018
Chile [+]57.6%
-0.7751.10October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]9.2%
0.70-1.20November 2018
Czech Republic [+]1.9%
-0.30-0.50November 2018
Denmark [+]4.9%
0.10-0.40November 2018
Estonia [+]5.3%
-0.50-0.10October 2018
Finland [+]7.1%
-0.10-1.20November 2018
Croatia [+]7.8%
-0.30-2.20November 2018
Hungary [+]3.7%
0-0.20October 2018
Iceland [+]2.6%
0-0.40October 2018
Lithuania [+]6.2%
-0.10-0.50November 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.0%
0-0.40November 2018
Latvia [+]7.0%
0.10-1.30November 2018
Malta [+]3.7%
0-0.30November 2018
Mexico [+]3.3%
0.03-0.16November 2018
Netherlands [+]3.5%
-0.20-0.90November 2018
Norway [+]4.0%
00October 2018
Poland [+]3.8%
0-0.70November 2018
Romania [+]3.9%
-0.10-0.90November 2018
Russia [+]4.8%
0.10-0.30November 2018
Sweden [+]6.1%
0.10-0.30November 2018
Slovenia [+]5.1%
-0.10-0.70November 2018
Slovakia [+]6.0%
-0.60-1.60November 2018
Turkey [+]11.3%
0.100.70September 2018
Uruguay [+]7.4%
-1.21-0.35November 2018
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]27.5%
0-0.20September 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.1%
8.6%
7.5%
November 2018
Euro zone [+]16.9%
17.8%
15.9%
November 2018
United Kingdom [+]11.5%
12.4%
10.4%
October 2018
Germany [+]6.1%
7.1%
4.9%
November 2018
France [+]21.8%
23.3%
20.0%
November 2018
Japan [+]3.5%
4.0%
3.0%
November 2018
Spain [+]34.1%
35.4%
32.6%
November 2018
Italy [+]31.6%
30.1%
34.6%
November 2018
Portugal [+]19.4%
18.5%
20.4%
November 2018
Greece [+]38.5%
35.5%
42.4%
October 2018
Ireland [+]12.2%
13.1%
11.1%
December 2018
Austria [+]8.8%
9.2%
8.4%
November 2018
Australia [+]11.5%
12.5%
10.5%
November 2018
Belgium [+]18.9%
18.6%
19.2%
September 2018
Bulgaria [+]14.2%
15.1%
12.8%
November 2018
Canada [+]11.1%
12.6%
9.5%
December 2018
Chile [+]17.0%
15.9%
18.7%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]19.3%
23.0%
16.4%
September 2018
Czech Republic [+]4.9%
4.8%
5.0%
November 2018
Denmark [+]8.4%
10.5%
8.3%
November 2018
Estonia [+]16.7%
17.4%
16.0%
October 2018
Finland [+]17.7%
18.2%
17.2%
November 2018
Croatia [+]23.0%
20.6%
26.6%
September 2018
Hungary [+]10.1%
11.7%
7.8%
October 2018
Iceland [+]6.4%
5.8%
7.0%
October 2018
Lithuania [+]10.6%
11.7%
9.3%
November 2018
Luxembourg [+]12.4%
14.0%
10.7%
November 2018
Latvia [+]10.5%
9.5%
12.1%
November 2018
Malta [+]11.9%
14.3%
9.5%
November 2018
Netherlands [+]6.9%
7.4%
6.4%
November 2018
Norway [+]10.4%
11.5%
9.3%
October 2018
Poland [+]12.3%
11.2%
13.9%
November 2018
Romania [+]16.2%
15.6%
17.2%
September 2018
Sweden [+]17.0%
18.1%
15.8%
November 2018
Slovenia [+]8.5%
8.1%
9.1%
September 2018
Slovakia [+]13.9%
14.2%
13.4%
November 2018
Turkey [+]21.3%
15.0%
17.2%
September 2018
Uruguay [+]23.4%
23.1%
23.9%
November 2018
South Africa [+]52.8%
September 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.9%
3.8%
December 2018
Euro zone [+]7.6%
8.3%
November 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.2%
4.0%
October 2018
Germany [+]3.7%
2.9%
November 2018
France [+]8.9%
8.9%
November 2018
Japan [+]2.7%
2.3%
November 2018
Spain [+]13.3%
16.3%
November 2018
Italy [+]9.6%
11.7%
November 2018
Portugal [+]6.0%
7.2%
November 2018
Greece [+]15.0%
23.1%
October 2018
Ireland [+]5.3%
5.3%
December 2018
Austria [+]5.0%
4.3%
November 2018
Australia [+]5.2%
5.1%
November 2018
Belgium [+]6.1%
5.0%
November 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.9%
4.9%
November 2018
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.0%
5.3%
December 2018
Chile [+]28.9%
28.7%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]8.9%
9.6%
November 2018
Czech Republic [+]1.5%
2.4%
November 2018
Denmark [+]5.0%
4.8%
November 2018
Estonia [+]4.9%
5.7%
October 2018
Finland [+]7.2%
7.1%
November 2018
Croatia [+]7.3%
8.4%
November 2018
Hungary [+]3.5%
3.9%
October 2018
Iceland [+]2.3%
2.8%
October 2018
Lithuania [+]6.8%
5.7%
November 2018
Luxembourg [+]4.8%
5.3%
November 2018
Latvia [+]7.8%
6.1%
November 2018
Malta [+]3.8%
3.7%
November 2018
Mexico [+]3.2%
3.4%
November 2018
Netherlands [+]3.5%
3.6%
November 2018
Norway [+]4.2%
3.9%
October 2018
Poland [+]3.9%
3.6%
November 2018
Romania [+]4.4%
3.1%
November 2018
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.2%
6.1%
November 2018
Slovenia [+]4.4%
6.0%
November 2018
Slovakia [+]5.8%
6.3%
November 2018
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.7%
8.2%
November 2018
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]25.9%
29.4%
September 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017

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