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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.9%
0-0.50August 2018
Euro zone [+]8.2%
-0.10-0.80July 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.0%
0-0.30July 2018
Germany [+]3.4%
0-0.30July 2018
France [+]9.2%
0-0.40July 2018
Japan [+]2.5%
0.10-0.30July 2018
Spain [+]15.1%
-0.10-1.80July 2018
Italy [+]10.4%
-0.50-0.90July 2018
Portugal [+]6.8%
0.10-2.10July 2018
Greece [+]19.1%
-0.40-2.20June 2018
Ireland [+]5.6%
-0.30-1.10August 2018
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.9%
0.20-0.50July 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.03-0.35March 2018
Belgium [+]6.2%
0.20-1.00July 2018
Bulgaria [+]4.8%
0-1.40July 2018
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.0%
0.20-0.20August 2018
Chile [+]7.3%
0.100.40June 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]7.7%
-0.50-3.00July 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.3%
-0.10-0.50July 2018
Denmark [+]5.0%
0-0.80July 2018
Estonia [+]5.0%
0.10-1.50June 2018
Finland [+]7.6%
0-0.90July 2018
Croatia [+]8.8%
-0.40-2.20July 2018
Hungary [+]3.6%
0-0.60June 2018
Iceland [+]2.8%
00.10July 2018
Lithuania [+]6.3%
-0.50-0.60July 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.1%
-0.10-0.50July 2018
Latvia [+]7.6%
0.20-1.20July 2018
Malta [+]4.0%
0.100July 2018
Mexico [+]3.5%
0.090.07July 2018
Netherlands [+]3.8%
-0.10-1.00July 2018
Norway [+]3.9%
0.10-0.40June 2018
Poland [+]3.5%
-0.20-1.40July 2018
Romania [+]4.2%
-0.30-0.80July 2018
Russia [+]4.7%
0-0.40July 2018
Sweden [+]6.6%
0.200August 2018
Slovenia [+]5.8%
0.20-0.80July 2018
Slovakia [+]6.8%
-0.10-1.20July 2018
Turkey [+]10.6%
0.40-0.60May 2018
Uruguay [+]7.8%
-0.150.17July 2018
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]27.2%
0-0.50June 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.6%
9.6%
7.6%
July 2018
Euro zone [+]16.6%
17.1%
15.9%
July 2018
United Kingdom [+]11.3%
11.9%
10.5%
July 2018
Germany [+]6.1%
6.8%
5.2%
July 2018
France [+]20.4%
21.6%
18.9%
July 2018
Japan [+]3.8%
3.9%
3.8%
July 2018
Spain [+]33.4%
33.8%
32.9%
July 2018
Italy [+]30.8%
30.3%
35.8%
July 2018
Portugal [+]20.3%
19.6%
21.1%
July 2018
Greece [+]39.1%
35.5%
43.4%
June 2018
Ireland [+]13.9%
14.8%
13.0%
August 2018
Austria [+]9.4%
10.2%
8.5%
July 2018
Australia [+]12.5%
13.7%
11.3%
March 2018
Belgium [+]16.4%
18.0%
14.7%
June 2018
Bulgaria [+]11.1%
11.1%
11.1%
July 2018
Canada [+]10.9%
11.9%
9.8%
August 2018
Chile [+]17.9%
16.2%
20.4%
June 2018
Cyprus [+]22.4%
26.6%
19.3%
March 2018
Czech Republic [+]6.6%
6.4%
6.8%
July 2018
Denmark [+]9.1%
11.3%
7.8%
July 2018
Estonia [+]10.0%
10.9%
9.1%
June 2018
Finland [+]16.8%
16.9%
16.7%
July 2018
Croatia [+]22.7%
21.8%
24.0%
June 2018
Hungary [+]10.2%
9.3%
11.4%
June 2018
Iceland [+]7.5%
8.1%
6.8%
July 2018
Lithuania [+]12.4%
13.2%
11.4%
July 2018
Luxembourg [+]13.3%
13.4%
13.2%
July 2018
Latvia [+]9.5%
10.1%
8.8%
July 2018
Malta [+]6.3%
8.3%
4.3%
July 2018
Netherlands [+]7.3%
7.8%
6.9%
July 2018
Norway [+]9.9%
11.3%
8.4%
June 2018
Poland [+]10.1%
10.9%
9.1%
July 2018
Romania [+]16.8%
17.0%
16.5%
March 2018
Sweden [+]17.9%
18.5%
17.3%
August 2018
Slovenia [+]10.0%
7.0%
14.0%
June 2018
Slovakia [+]18.3%
18.0%
18.9%
July 2018
Turkey [+]19.2%
15.0%
17.2%
May 2018
Uruguay [+]23.4%
16.7%
31.7%
July 2018
South Africa [+]53.7%
June 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.9%
3.9%
August 2018
Euro zone [+]7.9%
8.5%
July 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.0%
4.0%
July 2018
Germany [+]3.8%
2.9%
July 2018
France [+]9.3%
9.1%
July 2018
Japan [+]2.7%
2.3%
July 2018
Spain [+]13.5%
17.0%
July 2018
Italy [+]9.6%
11.5%
July 2018
Portugal [+]6.5%
7.2%
July 2018
Greece [+]15.3%
23.8%
June 2018
Ireland [+]5.8%
5.3%
August 2018
Austria [+]5.1%
4.7%
July 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
5.6%
March 2018
Belgium [+]6.5%
5.8%
July 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.2%
4.4%
July 2018
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.3%
5.8%
August 2018
Chile [+]6.8%
8.1%
June 2018
Cyprus [+]7.2%
8.2%
July 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.0%
2.8%
July 2018
Denmark [+]4.8%
5.3%
July 2018
Estonia [+]5.0%
5.0%
June 2018
Finland [+]7.7%
7.4%
July 2018
Croatia [+]8.5%
9.2%
July 2018
Hungary [+]3.4%
3.9%
June 2018
Iceland [+]2.8%
2.8%
July 2018
Lithuania [+]6.8%
5.7%
July 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.0%
5.3%
July 2018
Latvia [+]8.8%
6.3%
July 2018
Malta [+]4.2%
3.8%
July 2018
Mexico [+]3.3%
3.8%
July 2018
Netherlands [+]3.8%
3.9%
July 2018
Norway [+]4.2%
3.5%
June 2018
Poland [+]3.6%
3.4%
July 2018
Romania [+]4.8%
3.5%
July 2018
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.7%
6.5%
August 2018
Slovenia [+]5.1%
6.6%
July 2018
Slovakia [+]6.1%
7.5%
July 2018
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]5.5%
10.4%
July 2018
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]25.3%
29.5%
June 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