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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]4.0%
0.20-0.40June 2018
Euro zone [+]8.4%
-0.10-0.80May 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.2%
0-0.40April 2018
Germany [+]3.4%
0-0.40May 2018
France [+]9.2%
0-0.30May 2018
Japan [+]2.2%
-0.30-0.80May 2018
Spain [+]15.8%
-0.10-1.50May 2018
Italy [+]10.7%
-0.50-0.60May 2018
Portugal [+]7.3%
-0.10-1.90May 2018
Greece [+]20.2%
0.10-1.50April 2018
Ireland [+]5.1%
-0.70-1.50June 2018
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.6%
-0.30-0.90May 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.03-0.35March 2018
Belgium [+]6.0%
-0.30-1.30May 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.0%
-0.10-1.20May 2018
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.0%
0.20-0.50June 2018
Chile [+]7.0%
0.300April 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]8.4%
-0.20-3.00May 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.3%
0.10-0.80May 2018
Denmark [+]5.2%
0-0.50May 2018
Estonia [+]5.0%
-0.60-1.10April 2018
Finland [+]7.9%
-0.20-0.80May 2018
Croatia [+]8.9%
-0.20-2.40May 2018
Hungary [+]3.7%
0-0.70April 2018
Iceland [+]2.8%
-0.100.20May 2018
Lithuania [+]6.8%
-0.10-0.30May 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.2%
-0.10-0.40May 2018
Latvia [+]7.4%
0-1.50May 2018
Malta [+]3.9%
0.90-0.20May 2018
Mexico [+]3.2%
-0.18-0.34May 2018
Netherlands [+]3.9%
0-1.20May 2018
Norway [+]3.7%
-0.20-0.80April 2018
Poland [+]3.8%
0-1.30May 2018
Romania [+]4.6%
0-0.50May 2018
Russia [+]4.7%
-0.20-0.50May 2018
Sweden [+]6.1%
-0.20-0.70May 2018
Slovenia [+]5.6%
0.40-1.00May 2018
Slovakia [+]6.8%
-0.60-1.50May 2018
Turkey [+]9.9%
0.10-1.60March 2018
Uruguay [+]8.1%
-0.060.18May 2018
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
0-1.00March 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.7%
10.1%
7.2%
May 2018
Euro zone [+]16.8%
17.2%
16.4%
May 2018
United Kingdom [+]11.9%
13.0%
10.7%
April 2018
Germany [+]6.1%
6.9%
5.2%
May 2018
France [+]20.4%
20.1%
20.9%
May 2018
Japan [+]3.4%
3.9%
2.9%
May 2018
Spain [+]33.8%
35.8%
31.3%
May 2018
Italy [+]31.9%
30.3%
35.8%
May 2018
Portugal [+]20.8%
18.0%
24.0%
May 2018
Greece [+]42.3%
38.7%
46.1%
April 2018
Ireland [+]11.4%
12.5%
10.2%
June 2018
Austria [+]10.2%
9.7%
10.8%
May 2018
Australia [+]12.5%
13.7%
11.3%
March 2018
Belgium [+]17.7%
18.1%
17.3%
March 2018
Bulgaria [+]11.2%
11.3%
11.1%
May 2018
Canada [+]11.7%
13.0%
10.2%
June 2018
Chile [+]17.7%
15.6%
20.7%
April 2018
Cyprus [+]22.4%
26.6%
19.3%
March 2018
Czech Republic [+]7.6%
5.7%
10.2%
May 2018
Denmark [+]10.1%
10.4%
8.9%
May 2018
Estonia [+]6.8%
7.6%
5.8%
April 2018
Finland [+]18.4%
18.9%
18.0%
May 2018
Croatia [+]23.5%
22.4%
25.3%
March 2018
Hungary [+]9.4%
7.5%
12.1%
April 2018
Iceland [+]6.4%
7.2%
5.5%
May 2018
Lithuania [+]12.2%
13.6%
10.6%
May 2018
Luxembourg [+]14.2%
14.5%
13.8%
May 2018
Latvia [+]10.7%
9.7%
11.7%
May 2018
Malta [+]4.8%
7.7%
1.9%
May 2018
Netherlands [+]6.9%
7.5%
6.3%
May 2018
Norway [+]8.9%
10.3%
7.4%
April 2018
Poland [+]10.9%
9.4%
13.0%
May 2018
Romania [+]16.8%
17.0%
16.5%
March 2018
Sweden [+]14.9%
17.8%
11.6%
May 2018
Slovenia [+]9.6%
10.3%
8.8%
March 2018
Slovakia [+]17.9%
17.8%
17.9%
May 2018
Turkey [+]18.0%
15.0%
17.2%
March 2018
Uruguay [+]25.9%
23.8%
28.7%
April 2018
South Africa [+]52.4%
March 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]4.1%
4.0%
June 2018
Euro zone [+]8.0%
8.8%
May 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.3%
4.1%
April 2018
Germany [+]3.8%
2.9%
May 2018
France [+]9.0%
9.4%
May 2018
Japan [+]2.4%
2.0%
May 2018
Spain [+]14.2%
17.7%
May 2018
Italy [+]9.8%
11.9%
May 2018
Portugal [+]7.0%
7.6%
May 2018
Greece [+]16.5%
24.7%
April 2018
Ireland [+]5.1%
5.2%
June 2018
Austria [+]4.8%
4.4%
May 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
5.6%
March 2018
Belgium [+]6.3%
5.6%
May 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.4%
4.5%
May 2018
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.3%
5.8%
June 2018
Chile [+]6.2%
8.1%
April 2018
Cyprus [+]7.9%
8.9%
May 2018
Czech Republic [+]1.8%
2.9%
May 2018
Denmark [+]4.9%
5.4%
May 2018
Estonia [+]5.3%
4.7%
April 2018
Finland [+]7.9%
8.0%
May 2018
Croatia [+]8.6%
9.4%
May 2018
Hungary [+]3.4%
4.0%
April 2018
Iceland [+]2.8%
2.8%
May 2018
Lithuania [+]7.8%
5.8%
May 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.0%
5.4%
May 2018
Latvia [+]7.8%
7.0%
May 2018
Malta [+]4.1%
3.7%
May 2018
Mexico [+]3.3%
3.2%
May 2018
Netherlands [+]3.7%
4.0%
May 2018
Norway [+]4.1%
3.3%
April 2018
Poland [+]3.5%
4.1%
May 2018
Romania [+]5.0%
4.1%
May 2018
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.8%
5.3%
May 2018
Slovenia [+]4.9%
6.5%
May 2018
Slovakia [+]6.4%
7.4%
May 2018
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.5%
10.0%
May 2018
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]25.1%
28.8%
March 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