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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]4.1%
0-0.70January 2018
Euro zone [+]8.7%
0-1.00December 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.4%
0.10-0.40December 2017
Germany [+]3.6%
-0.10-0.30December 2017
France [+]9.2%
-0.10-0.70December 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
0.10-0.30December 2017
Spain [+]16.4%
-0.20-2.10December 2017
Italy [+]10.8%
-0.10-1.00December 2017
Portugal [+]7.8%
-0.30-2.40December 2017
Greece [+]20.9%
0.20-2.40November 2017
Ireland [+]6.2%
-0.20-1.30December 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.3%
-0.10-0.40December 2017
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.05-0.17January 2018
Belgium [+]6.3%
-0.30-1.00December 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.1%
-0.10-0.60December 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]5.9%
0.20-0.90January 2018
Chile [+]6.9%
-0.10-0.20June 2017
Colombia [+]8.4%
-0.190.86November 2017
Cyprus [+]11.3%
0.20-1.50December 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.3%
-0.10-1.20December 2017
Denmark [+]5.6%
0.10-0.50December 2017
Estonia [+]5.4%
0.20-1.30November 2017
Finland [+]8.5%
-0.20-0.20January 2018
Croatia [+]10.0%
-0.30-2.50December 2017
Hungary [+]3.9%
-0.10-0.70November 2017
Iceland [+]2.9%
00December 2017
Lithuania [+]7.1%
0.10-0.50December 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.6%
0.10-0.60December 2017
Latvia [+]8.1%
0-1.30December 2017
Malta [+]3.6%
0-0.60December 2017
Mexico [+]3.1%
-0.29-0.24December 2017
Netherlands [+]4.2%
-0.20-1.10January 2018
Norway [+]4.1%
0.10-0.60November 2017
Poland [+]4.4%
-0.10-1.10December 2017
Romania [+]4.6%
-0.10-0.90December 2017
Russia [+]5.1%
0-0.20December 2017
Sweden [+]6.5%
0-0.30January 2018
Slovenia [+]6.2%
-0.20-1.70December 2017
Slovakia [+]7.4%
-0.10-1.50December 2017
Turkey [+]10.5%
-0.30-1.30October 2017
Uruguay [+]6.9%
-0.84-0.82December 2017
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth Unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]9.2%
9.9%
8.5%
January 2018
Euro zone [+]17.9%
18.4%
17.4%
December 2017
United Kingdom [+]12.5%
13.5%
11.4%
December 2017
Germany [+]6.6%
7.5%
5.5%
December 2017
France [+]22.3%
22.8%
21.8%
December 2017
Japan [+]4.6%
3.7%
5.6%
December 2017
Spain [+]36.8%
37.2%
36.4%
December 2017
Italy [+]32.2%
33.3%
37.9%
December 2017
Portugal [+]22.1%
21.4%
22.9%
December 2017
Greece [+]43.7%
40.2%
47.3%
November 2017
Ireland [+]13.7%
14.8%
12.4%
December 2017
Austria [+]9.3%
10.1%
8.4%
December 2017
Australia [+]12.3%
13.4%
11.4%
January 2018
Belgium [+]16.2%
18.1%
13.8%
December 2017
Bulgaria [+]12.3%
13.2%
10.9%
December 2017
Canada [+]10.9%
12.1%
9.5%
January 2018
Chile [+]17.2%
15.6%
19.5%
June 2017
Cyprus [+]25.0%
28.5%
22.1%
September 2017
Czech Republic [+]4.9%
4.6%
5.3%
December 2017
Denmark [+]10.0%
10.3%
9.3%
December 2017
Estonia [+]6.8%
6.3%
7.4%
November 2017
Finland [+]18.7%
19.4%
18.0%
January 2018
Croatia [+]24.5%
24.1%
24.9%
December 2017
Hungary [+]10.3%
8.7%
12.6%
November 2017
Iceland [+]8.1%
8.4%
7.7%
December 2017
Lithuania [+]13.1%
14.8%
11.0%
December 2017
Luxembourg [+]14.8%
16.8%
12.2%
December 2017
Latvia [+]14.2%
15.8%
12.1%
December 2017
Malta [+]10.1%
9.8%
10.4%
December 2017
Netherlands [+]7.4%
8.0%
6.9%
January 2018
Norway [+]10.2%
11.3%
9.0%
November 2017
Poland [+]13.5%
13.3%
13.7%
December 2017
Romania [+]16.8%
16.1%
17.6%
September 2017
Sweden [+]16.8%
17.7%
15.8%
January 2018
Slovenia [+]12.5%
8.4%
18.3%
December 2017
Slovakia [+]17.0%
17.2%
16.8%
December 2017
Turkey [+]20.0%
15.0%
17.2%
October 2017
Uruguay [+]23.7%
22.0%
26.1%
October 2017
South Africa [+]54.5%
March 2016
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]4.3%
4.0%
January 2018
Euro zone [+]8.4%
9.0%
December 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.4%
4.4%
December 2017
Germany [+]4.0%
3.2%
December 2017
France [+]9.4%
9.1%
December 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
2.7%
December 2017
Spain [+]14.9%
18.2%
December 2017
Italy [+]10.0%
11.8%
December 2017
Portugal [+]7.4%
8.1%
December 2017
Greece [+]17.1%
25.8%
November 2017
Ireland [+]6.6%
5.8%
December 2017
Austria [+]5.6%
5.0%
December 2017
Australia [+]5.4%
5.6%
January 2018
Belgium [+]6.5%
6.0%
December 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.4%
5.8%
December 2017
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.2%
5.5%
January 2018
Chile [+]6.5%
7.4%
June 2017
Cyprus [+]11.1%
11.4%
December 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.0%
2.8%
December 2017
Denmark [+]5.4%
5.7%
December 2017
Estonia [+]5.5%
5.2%
November 2017
Finland [+]8.5%
8.6%
January 2018
Croatia [+]9.1%
11.1%
December 2017
Hungary [+]3.4%
4.5%
November 2017
Iceland [+]2.9%
2.9%
December 2017
Lithuania [+]8.5%
5.7%
December 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.8%
5.4%
December 2017
Latvia [+]9.0%
7.2%
December 2017
Malta [+]3.6%
3.7%
December 2017
Mexico [+]3.2%
3.0%
December 2017
Netherlands [+]4.0%
4.5%
January 2018
Norway [+]4.6%
3.6%
November 2017
Poland [+]4.3%
4.5%
December 2017
Romania [+]5.4%
3.6%
December 2017
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.6%
6.5%
January 2018
Slovenia [+]5.2%
7.3%
December 2017
Slovakia [+]7.4%
7.4%
December 2017
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]5.8%
8.3%
December 2017
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.6%
29.3%
March 2016
< 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