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Unemployment Rate: 2024 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2024 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.9%
0.100.50April 2024
Euro zone [+]7.6%
-0.20-0.80July 2021
United Kingdom [+]4.3%
0.100.40March 2024
Germany [+]3.2%
00.30March 2024
France [+]7.3%
-0.100.20March 2024
Japan [+]2.6%
0-0.10March 2024
Spain [+]11.7%
-0.10-0.90March 2024
Italy [+]7.2%
-0.20-0.70March 2024
Portugal [+]6.5%
-0.10-0.30March 2024
Greece [+]10.2%
-0.60-1.20March 2024
Ireland [+]4.4%
0.300.30April 2024
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.9%
0.200.30March 2024
Australia [+]4.1%
0.190.37April 2024
Belgium [+]5.5%
0-0.10March 2024
Bulgaria [+]4.4%
00.20March 2024
Brazil [+]13.2%
-0.50-1.20August 2021
Canada [+]6.1%
01.00April 2024
Switzerland [+]4.1%
0-0.20December 2023
Chile [+]8.7%
0.17-0.13February 2024
Colombia [+]9.3%
-0.02-1.50September 2023
Cyprus [+]6.0%
-0.40-0.30March 2024
Czechia [+]2.9%
0.200.30March 2024
Denmark [+]6.8%
0.102.20March 2024
Estonia [+]7.8%
0.102.10March 2024
Finland [+]8.3%
-0.101.30April 2024
Croatia [+]5.9%
0-0.30March 2024
Hungary [+]4.3%
00.50March 2024
Iceland [+]3.5%
-0.70-1.40February 2024
Lithuania [+]7.3%
-0.100.40March 2024
Luxembourg [+]5.6%
00.70March 2024
Latvia [+]6.8%
-0.100.80March 2024
Malta [+]3.2%
0-0.20March 2024
Mexico [+]2.3%
-0.17-0.11March 2024
Netherlands [+]3.7%
0.100.30April 2024
Norway [+]3.9%
0.500.30March 2024
Poland [+]2.9%
00.20March 2024
Romania [+]5.3%
-0.30-0.20March 2024
Russia [+]4.3%
0-1.80November 2021
Sweden [+]8.5%
-0.101.40April 2024
Slovenia [+]3.1%
0-0.60March 2024
Slovakia [+]5.4%
-0.10-0.60March 2024
Türkiye [+]8.7%
-0.30-1.30February 2024
Uruguay [+]8.6%
0.500.86March 2023
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]32.7%
0-2.60December 2022
< Unemployment Rate 2023
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.8%
9.1%
8.4%
March 2024
Euro zone [+]16.5%
16.3%
16.7%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]13.0%
15.2%
10.7%
March 2024
Germany [+]5.8%
6.5%
5.0%
March 2024
France [+]16.9%
17.5%
16.2%
March 2024
Japan [+]4.5%
4.6%
3.0%
March 2024
Spain [+]27.2%
28.0%
26.2%
March 2024
Italy [+]20.1%
20.8%
24.9%
March 2024
Portugal [+]22.3%
21.0%
23.6%
March 2024
Greece [+]21.1%
19.5%
22.8%
March 2024
Ireland [+]10.6%
10.1%
11.2%
April 2024
Austria [+]10.4%
8.4%
12.6%
March 2024
Australia [+]16.3%
16.7%
16.3%
July 2020
Belgium [+]16.7%
18.3%
15.0%
March 2024
Bulgaria [+]16.0%
17.6%
13.3%
March 2024
Canada [+]12.8%
13.0%
12.6%
April 2024
Switzerland [+]8.1%
8.4%
7.9%
December 2023
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]20.7%
24.2%
17.5%
March 2024
Czechia [+]6.8%
6.5%
7.2%
March 2024
Denmark [+]15.8%
10.2%
9.5%
March 2024
Estonia [+]16.2%
16.2%
16.2%
March 2024
Finland [+]19.3%
21.2%
17.4%
April 2024
Croatia [+]18.0%
16.4%
20.4%
March 2024
Hungary [+]15.7%
17.0%
13.8%
March 2024
Iceland [+]7.3%
7.7%
6.8%
February 2024
Lithuania [+]16.1%
23.2%
9.5%
March 2024
Luxembourg [+]19.2%
15.7%
23.4%
March 2024
Latvia [+]12.7%
13.8%
11.4%
March 2024
Malta [+]9.0%
11.2%
6.4%
March 2024
Netherlands [+]8.7%
9.1%
8.3%
April 2024
Norway [+]11.0%
11.4%
10.5%
March 2024
Poland [+]11.7%
12.5%
10.7%
March 2024
Romania [+]22.1%
22.0%
22.2%
December 2023
Sweden [+]23.9%
25.1%
22.7%
April 2024
Slovenia [+]9.7%
9.4%
10.0%
March 2024
Slovakia [+]18.9%
22.6%
13.2%
March 2024
Türkiye [+]15.6%
13.4%
19.6%
February 2024
Uruguay [+]28.7%
27.4%
30.5%
March 2023
South Africa [+]61.0%
December 2022
< Unemployment Rate 2023
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.9%
3.8%
April 2024
Euro zone [+]7.1%
8.1%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]4.5%
4.1%
March 2024
Germany [+]3.3%
3.1%
March 2024
France [+]7.3%
7.4%
March 2024
Japan [+]2.7%
2.6%
March 2024
Spain [+]10.5%
13.1%
March 2024
Italy [+]6.1%
8.8%
March 2024
Portugal [+]5.5%
7.4%
March 2024
Greece [+]7.2%
13.8%
March 2024
Ireland [+]4.1%
4.7%
April 2024
Austria [+]5.0%
4.9%
March 2024
Australia [+]4.3%
3.8%
April 2024
Belgium [+]5.6%
5.4%
March 2024
Bulgaria [+]4.5%
4.3%
March 2024
Canada [+]6.3%
6.0%
April 2024
Switzerland [+]3.9%
4.3%
December 2023
Chile [+]9.5%
7.3%
February 2024
Colombia [+]7.7%
11.3%
September 2023
Cyprus [+]6.3%
5.6%
March 2024
Czechia [+]2.4%
3.6%
March 2024
Denmark [+]6.8%
6.7%
March 2024
Estonia [+]7.9%
7.7%
March 2024
Finland [+]9.3%
7.1%
April 2024
Croatia [+]5.2%
6.6%
March 2024
Hungary [+]4.4%
4.2%
March 2024
Iceland [+]4.0%
2.9%
February 2024
Lithuania [+]8.3%
6.3%
March 2024
Luxembourg [+]5.6%
5.6%
March 2024
Latvia [+]7.6%
6.0%
March 2024
Malta [+]3.3%
3.2%
March 2024
Mexico [+]2.2%
2.4%
March 2024
Netherlands [+]3.6%
3.8%
April 2024
Norway [+]4.1%
3.7%
March 2024
Poland [+]2.8%
2.9%
March 2024
Romania [+]5.7%
4.9%
March 2024
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]8.7%
8.3%
April 2024
Slovenia [+]3.0%
3.2%
March 2024
Slovakia [+]5.3%
5.6%
March 2024
Türkiye [+]7.3%
11.3%
February 2024
Uruguay [+]7.8%
9.6%
March 2023
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]30.4%
35.5%
December 2022
< Unemployment Rate 2023

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