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Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]7.9%
-0.504.40September 2020
Euro zone [+]8.3%
0.200.80September 2020
United Kingdom [+]4.8%
0.301.00September 2020
Germany [+]4.5%
01.40September 2020
France [+]7.9%
0.40-0.50September 2020
Japan [+]3.0%
00.60September 2020
Spain [+]16.5%
0.302.40September 2020
Italy [+]9.6%
-0.10-0.10September 2020
Portugal [+]7.7%
-0.401.20September 2020
Greece [+]16.8%
0-0.20August 2020
Ireland [+]7.3%
1.902.60October 2020
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.5%
0.501.00September 2020
Australia [+]7.5%
0.042.26July 2020
Belgium [+]5.2%
0.100September 2020
Bulgaria [+]6.2%
02.20September 2020
Brazil [+]14.4%
0.602.60August 2020
Canada [+]8.9%
-0.103.40October 2020
Switzerland [+]5.2%
0.100.90September 2020
Chile [+]7.0%
0.100.25November 2019
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]8.0%
0.601.40September 2020
Czech Republic [+]2.8%
0.100.70September 2020
Denmark [+]6.1%
00.90September 2020
Estonia [+]8.0%
0.204.00August 2020
Finland [+]8.3%
-0.101.50October 2020
Croatia [+]8.2%
-0.101.80September 2020
Hungary [+]4.4%
-0.200.90August 2020
Iceland [+]5.6%
0.602.10September 2020
Lithuania [+]9.8%
0.203.10September 2020
Luxembourg [+]6.7%
-0.101.20September 2020
Latvia [+]8.4%
-0.402.40September 2020
Malta [+]4.0%
-0.100.60September 2020
Mexico [+]2.9%
-0.63-0.31March 2020
Netherlands [+]4.3%
-0.100.80October 2020
Norway [+]5.3%
0.101.60August 2020
Poland [+]3.1%
00September 2020
Romania [+]5.2%
-0.101.10September 2020
Russia [+]6.4%
0.102.10August 2020
Sweden [+]8.6%
-0.401.90October 2020
Slovenia [+]4.7%
00September 2020
Slovakia [+]6.8%
01.10September 2020
Turkey [+]13.8%
-0.50-0.40July 2020
Uruguay [+]10.5%
1.992.09February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]30.8%
01.70September 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2019
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]13.5%
14.0%
13.0%
September 2020
Euro zone [+]17.6%
17.5%
17.8%
September 2020
United Kingdom [+]14.6%
17.1%
11.9%
September 2020
Germany [+]6.0%
6.0%
6.0%
September 2020
France [+]19.6%
19.1%
20.3%
September 2020
Japan [+]4.3%
4.6%
3.0%
September 2020
Spain [+]40.4%
39.0%
42.0%
September 2020
Italy [+]29.7%
26.3%
32.0%
September 2020
Portugal [+]24.0%
25.4%
22.4%
September 2020
Greece [+]39.3%
33.3%
47.5%
August 2020
Ireland [+]19.0%
21.4%
16.6%
October 2020
Austria [+]9.4%
10.7%
7.8%
September 2020
Australia [+]16.3%
16.7%
16.3%
July 2020
Belgium [+]18.3%
20.3%
15.9%
September 2020
Bulgaria [+]18.3%
16.7%
21.1%
September 2020
Canada [+]18.8%
19.1%
18.5%
October 2020
Switzerland [+]9.4%
9.2%
9.6%
September 2020
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]19.9%
23.4%
16.8%
September 2020
Czech Republic [+]8.1%
7.5%
9.3%
September 2020
Denmark [+]11.9%
10.6%
9.9%
September 2020
Estonia [+]20.9%
21.1%
20.8%
August 2020
Finland [+]21.6%
24.2%
19.0%
October 2020
Croatia [+]23.6%
22.0%
25.9%
September 2020
Hungary [+]12.4%
12.6%
12.2%
August 2020
Iceland [+]10.7%
12.1%
9.1%
September 2020
Lithuania [+]27.7%
32.8%
21.1%
September 2020
Luxembourg [+]23.1%
25.0%
20.8%
September 2020
Latvia [+]15.5%
17.5%
13.3%
September 2020
Malta [+]8.8%
11.9%
4.7%
September 2020
Netherlands [+]10.1%
9.6%
10.7%
October 2020
Norway [+]12.9%
13.8%
12.0%
August 2020
Poland [+]8.7%
7.7%
10.0%
September 2020
Romania [+]16.9%
16.6%
17.4%
June 2020
Sweden [+]23.6%
23.7%
23.6%
October 2020
Slovenia [+]13.7%
14.4%
12.8%
September 2020
Slovakia [+]18.4%
17.1%
20.7%
September 2020
Turkey [+]25.7%
15.0%
17.2%
July 2020
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]61.3%
September 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2019
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]7.7%
8.0%
September 2020
Euro zone [+]7.8%
8.9%
September 2020
United Kingdom [+]5.2%
4.3%
September 2020
Germany [+]4.5%
4.6%
September 2020
France [+]7.7%
8.0%
September 2020
Japan [+]3.2%
2.7%
September 2020
Spain [+]14.6%
18.7%
September 2020
Italy [+]8.7%
10.8%
September 2020
Portugal [+]7.5%
8.0%
September 2020
Greece [+]14.1%
20.2%
August 2020
Ireland [+]6.9%
7.7%
October 2020
Austria [+]5.8%
5.2%
September 2020
Australia [+]7.5%
7.5%
July 2020
Belgium [+]5.4%
4.9%
September 2020
Bulgaria [+]6.5%
5.8%
September 2020
Canada [+]9.3%
8.5%
October 2020
Switzerland [+]4.9%
5.5%
September 2020
Chile [+]7.7%
7.3%
November 2019
Cyprus [+]8.7%
7.2%
September 2020
Czech Republic [+]2.4%
3.2%
September 2020
Denmark [+]6.0%
6.2%
September 2020
Estonia [+]8.1%
7.8%
August 2020
Finland [+]8.5%
8.0%
October 2020
Croatia [+]7.8%
8.7%
September 2020
Hungary [+]4.4%
4.5%
August 2020
Iceland [+]6.5%
4.6%
September 2020
Lithuania [+]11.1%
8.5%
September 2020
Luxembourg [+]6.8%
6.5%
September 2020
Latvia [+]9.8%
7.1%
September 2020
Malta [+]3.8%
4.2%
September 2020
Mexico [+]2.9%
3.0%
March 2020
Netherlands [+]4.0%
4.7%
October 2020
Norway [+]5.6%
4.9%
August 2020
Poland [+]2.9%
3.3%
September 2020
Romania [+]5.7%
4.6%
September 2020
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]8.6%
8.6%
October 2020
Slovenia [+]4.3%
5.2%
September 2020
Slovakia [+]6.9%
6.8%
September 2020
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]8.8%
12.4%
February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]29.6%
32.3%
September 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2019

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