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Unemployment Rate: 2021 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2021 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]5.8%
-0.30-7.50May 2021
Euro zone [+]8.0%
-0.100.70April 2021
United Kingdom [+]4.7%
-0.100.70April 2021
Germany [+]4.4%
-0.100.40April 2021
France [+]7.3%
-0.60-0.10April 2021
Japan [+]2.8%
0.200.20April 2021
Spain [+]15.4%
0.100.20April 2021
Italy [+]10.7%
0.303.30April 2021
Portugal [+]6.9%
0.300.60April 2021
Greece [+]15.8%
-0.40-0.60December 2020
Ireland [+]5.8%
01.10April 2021
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.6%
00.70April 2021
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.13-0.87April 2021
Belgium [+]5.3%
-0.100.40April 2021
Bulgaria [+]4.7%
-0.40-1.20April 2021
Brazil [+]14.7%
0.302.50March 2021
Canada [+]8.2%
0.10-5.50May 2021
Switzerland [+]5.1%
-0.101.00December 2020
Chile [+]7.0%
0.100.25November 2019
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]9.4%
1.401.90April 2021
Czech Republic [+]3.4%
0.101.20April 2021
Denmark [+]5.7%
-0.100.70April 2021
Estonia [+]6.8%
00.90April 2021
Finland [+]8.0%
0.300.80April 2021
Croatia [+]7.5%
0.40-0.30April 2021
Hungary [+]4.3%
0.200.30April 2021
Iceland [+]7.6%
0.101.90April 2021
Lithuania [+]7.0%
0.50-0.90April 2021
Luxembourg [+]6.6%
0-0.80April 2021
Latvia [+]7.8%
0.10-0.50April 2021
Malta [+]3.8%
0-0.60April 2021
Mexico [+]4.7%
0.76-0.02April 2021
Netherlands [+]3.4%
-0.100April 2021
Norway [+]5.0%
-0.201.00November 2020
Poland [+]3.1%
00April 2021
Romania [+]5.7%
-0.100.40April 2021
Russia [+]5.2%
-0.20-0.60April 2021
Sweden [+]9.1%
-0.401.20April 2021
Slovenia [+]5.2%
00April 2021
Slovakia [+]7.3%
-0.100.70April 2021
Turkey [+]12.2%
-0.30-0.40January 2021
Uruguay [+]10.5%
1.992.09February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]32.6%
02.50March 2021
< Unemployment Rate 2020
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]11.0%
12.0%
9.9%
April 2021
Euro zone [+]17.2%
17.1%
17.3%
April 2021
United Kingdom [+]13.2%
14.6%
11.8%
April 2021
Germany [+]6.0%
5.6%
6.4%
April 2021
France [+]19.5%
20.8%
18.0%
April 2021
Japan [+]4.3%
4.6%
3.0%
April 2021
Spain [+]38.0%
37.6%
38.5%
April 2021
Italy [+]33.7%
30.3%
33.1%
April 2021
Portugal [+]24.0%
20.2%
29.0%
April 2021
Greece [+]34.2%
32.0%
36.9%
December 2020
Ireland [+]15.9%
9.7%
22.2%
April 2021
Austria [+]9.5%
10.0%
8.8%
April 2021
Australia [+]16.3%
16.7%
16.3%
July 2020
Belgium [+]13.8%
14.8%
12.5%
March 2021
Bulgaria [+]12.1%
9.7%
15.3%
April 2021
Canada [+]15.9%
16.1%
15.8%
May 2021
Switzerland [+]7.6%
8.6%
6.6%
December 2020
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]18.8%
25.3%
10.8%
March 2021
Czech Republic [+]8.3%
7.5%
9.5%
April 2021
Denmark [+]12.3%
10.5%
9.9%
April 2021
Estonia [+]14.9%
18.7%
11.2%
April 2021
Finland [+]20.4%
22.5%
18.4%
April 2021
Croatia [+]20.6%
17.4%
25.9%
March 2021
Hungary [+]13.9%
11.9%
16.6%
April 2021
Iceland [+]16.3%
16.2%
16.5%
April 2021
Lithuania [+]11.5%
9.4%
14.1%
April 2021
Luxembourg [+]21.7%
23.5%
19.7%
April 2021
Latvia [+]14.4%
9.6%
20.6%
April 2021
Malta [+]8.4%
11.6%
5.0%
April 2021
Netherlands [+]8.8%
8.2%
9.4%
April 2021
Norway [+]11.5%
12.1%
10.9%
November 2020
Poland [+]12.6%
12.2%
13.2%
April 2021
Romania [+]16.0%
16.6%
15.1%
December 2020
Sweden [+]27.3%
29.0%
25.7%
April 2021
Slovenia [+]14.4%
12.7%
16.3%
March 2021
Slovakia [+]20.8%
18.4%
24.8%
April 2021
Turkey [+]22.9%
15.0%
17.2%
January 2021
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]63.3%
March 2021
< Unemployment Rate 2020
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]6.0%
5.5%
May 2021
Euro zone [+]7.7%
8.4%
April 2021
United Kingdom [+]4.9%
4.5%
April 2021
Germany [+]4.4%
4.4%
April 2021
France [+]8.1%
6.5%
April 2021
Japan [+]3.2%
2.3%
April 2021
Spain [+]13.7%
17.4%
April 2021
Italy [+]9.8%
11.9%
April 2021
Portugal [+]6.6%
7.2%
April 2021
Greece [+]12.8%
19.5%
December 2020
Ireland [+]5.8%
5.8%
April 2021
Austria [+]5.8%
5.4%
April 2021
Australia [+]5.8%
5.2%
April 2021
Belgium [+]5.3%
5.3%
April 2021
Bulgaria [+]5.0%
4.3%
April 2021
Canada [+]8.1%
8.2%
May 2021
Switzerland [+]4.7%
5.5%
December 2020
Chile [+]7.7%
7.3%
November 2019
Cyprus [+]9.0%
10.0%
April 2021
Czech Republic [+]2.8%
4.1%
April 2021
Denmark [+]5.6%
5.7%
April 2021
Estonia [+]7.5%
6.1%
April 2021
Finland [+]8.2%
7.8%
April 2021
Croatia [+]7.3%
7.6%
April 2021
Hungary [+]4.4%
4.2%
April 2021
Iceland [+]6.3%
9.1%
April 2021
Lithuania [+]6.9%
7.0%
April 2021
Luxembourg [+]6.4%
6.8%
April 2021
Latvia [+]7.8%
7.7%
April 2021
Malta [+]3.8%
3.7%
April 2021
Mexico [+]5.0%
4.1%
April 2021
Netherlands [+]3.2%
3.5%
April 2021
Norway [+]5.3%
4.7%
November 2020
Poland [+]3.0%
3.1%
April 2021
Romania [+]6.0%
5.4%
April 2021
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]9.0%
9.2%
April 2021
Slovenia [+]4.0%
6.6%
April 2021
Slovakia [+]6.4%
8.3%
April 2021
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]8.8%
12.4%
February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]31.4%
34.0%
March 2021
< Unemployment Rate 2020

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