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Unemployment Rate: 2017 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]4.1%
-0.10-0.80October 2017
Euro zone [+]8.9%
-0.20-1.00September 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.3%
0-0.50September 2017
Germany [+]3.6%
0-0.50September 2017
France [+]9.7%
-0.10-0.20September 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
0-0.20September 2017
Spain [+]16.7%
-0.40-2.40September 2017
Italy [+]11.1%
-0.10-0.70September 2017
Portugal [+]8.6%
-0.30-2.30September 2017
Greece [+]20.6%
-0.40-2.70August 2017
Ireland [+]6.0%
-0.10-1.20October 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.6%
0-0.50September 2017
Australia [+]5.4%
-0.08-0.18October 2017
Belgium [+]7.1%
-0.20-0.40September 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.1%
-0.10-1.10September 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.3%
0.10-0.70October 2017
Chile [+]6.9%
-0.10-0.20June 2017
Colombia [+]9.2%
0.120.72September 2017
Cyprus [+]10.3%
-0.40-2.70September 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.7%
-0.20-1.20September 2017
Denmark [+]5.7%
0-0.80September 2017
Estonia [+]5.4%
-0.70-2.20August 2017
Finland [+]8.7%
00October 2017
Croatia [+]10.5%
-0.40-2.30September 2017
Hungary [+]4.2%
-0.10-0.80August 2017
Iceland [+]2.9%
0.10-0.10September 2017
Lithuania [+]7.7%
0.200.10September 2017
Luxembourg [+]6.0%
0-0.30September 2017
Latvia [+]7.9%
-0.30-1.80September 2017
Malta [+]4.1%
-0.10-0.40September 2017
Mexico [+]3.6%
0.07-0.54September 2017
Netherlands [+]4.5%
-0.20-1.10October 2017
Norway [+]4.1%
-0.10-0.80August 2017
Poland [+]4.6%
-0.10-1.30September 2017
Romania [+]5.0%
-0.10-0.70September 2017
Russia [+]5.0%
0.10-0.20September 2017
Sweden [+]6.7%
-0.10-0.10October 2017
Slovenia [+]6.4%
-0.10-1.40September 2017
Slovakia [+]7.2%
-0.30-2.30September 2017
Turkey [+]11.3%
0.200.10July 2017
Uruguay [+]7.8%
0.220.11August 2017
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
< Unemployment Rate 2016
Unemployment Rate: Youth Unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]9.1%
10.4%
7.7%
September 2017
Euro zone [+]18.7%
19.1%
18.3%
September 2017
United Kingdom [+]11.9%
13.3%
10.4%
September 2017
Germany [+]6.4%
7.3%
5.4%
September 2017
France [+]22.5%
23.2%
21.7%
September 2017
Japan [+]5.1%
5.2%
4.6%
September 2017
Spain [+]37.2%
38.7%
35.4%
September 2017
Italy [+]35.7%
33.9%
37.5%
September 2017
Portugal [+]25.7%
22.5%
29.2%
September 2017
Greece [+]40.2%
37.6%
43.3%
August 2017
Ireland [+]14.0%
15.8%
12.2%
October 2017
Austria [+]9.6%
9.6%
9.6%
September 2017
Australia [+]12.1%
12.9%
11.3%
October 2017
Belgium [+]22.7%
21.9%
23.8%
September 2017
Bulgaria [+]12.4%
13.0%
11.4%
September 2017
Canada [+]11.1%
12.1%
10.1%
October 2017
Chile [+]17.2%
15.6%
19.5%
June 2017
Cyprus [+]25.5%
23.9%
26.8%
September 2017
Czech Republic [+]7.5%
8.6%
5.9%
September 2017
Denmark [+]11.7%
12.4%
11.2%
September 2017
Estonia [+]11.4%
18.3%
2.7%
August 2017
Finland [+]20.4%
21.8%
19.1%
October 2017
Croatia [+]25.0%
25.2%
24.8%
September 2017
Hungary [+]11.0%
9.1%
13.8%
August 2017
Iceland [+]8.0%
9.2%
6.5%
September 2017
Lithuania [+]15.3%
17.0%
13.4%
September 2017
Luxembourg [+]17.1%
20.4%
13.5%
September 2017
Latvia [+]10.3%
10.7%
9.9%
September 2017
Malta [+]11.9%
12.9%
10.7%
September 2017
Netherlands [+]7.9%
8.2%
7.6%
October 2017
Norway [+]10.5%
11.9%
9.0%
August 2017
Poland [+]13.8%
14.0%
13.4%
September 2017
Romania [+]16.8%
17.0%
16.6%
June 2017
Sweden [+]16.7%
19.0%
14.3%
October 2017
Slovenia [+]9.2%
8.3%
10.6%
September 2017
Slovakia [+]14.9%
15.1%
14.6%
September 2017
Turkey [+]21.9%
15.0%
17.2%
July 2017
Uruguay [+]25.1%
19.2%
32.6%
August 2017
South Africa [+]54.5%
March 2016
< Unemployment Rate 2016
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]4.2%
3.9%
October 2017
Euro zone [+]8.6%
9.3%
September 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.3%
4.2%
September 2017
Germany [+]4.0%
3.1%
September 2017
France [+]9.8%
9.5%
September 2017
Japan [+]2.9%
2.7%
September 2017
Spain [+]15.1%
18.5%
September 2017
Italy [+]10.1%
12.5%
September 2017
Portugal [+]7.8%
9.3%
September 2017
Greece [+]17.2%
24.9%
August 2017
Ireland [+]6.7%
5.1%
October 2017
Austria [+]6.1%
5.0%
September 2017
Australia [+]5.2%
5.6%
October 2017
Belgium [+]7.2%
7.0%
September 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.4%
5.7%
September 2017
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.6%
5.8%
October 2017
Chile [+]6.5%
7.4%
June 2017
Cyprus [+]9.5%
11.2%
September 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.3%
3.3%
September 2017
Denmark [+]5.5%
6.0%
September 2017
Estonia [+]6.3%
4.4%
August 2017
Finland [+]8.8%
8.5%
October 2017
Croatia [+]9.7%
11.6%
September 2017
Hungary [+]3.8%
4.6%
August 2017
Iceland [+]3.3%
2.4%
September 2017
Lithuania [+]9.5%
6.0%
September 2017
Luxembourg [+]6.2%
5.8%
September 2017
Latvia [+]8.9%
6.9%
September 2017
Malta [+]3.9%
4.4%
September 2017
Mexico [+]3.6%
3.6%
September 2017
Netherlands [+]4.2%
4.7%
October 2017
Norway [+]4.5%
3.7%
August 2017
Poland [+]4.7%
4.5%
September 2017
Romania [+]6.0%
3.7%
September 2017
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.1%
6.2%
October 2017
Slovenia [+]5.8%
7.2%
September 2017
Slovakia [+]7.0%
7.5%
September 2017
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.6%
9.3%
August 2017
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.6%
29.3%
March 2016
< Unemployment Rate 2016

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