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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]4.1%
0-0.40March 2018
Euro zone [+]8.5%
-0.10-1.00February 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.2%
-0.10-0.50February 2018
Germany [+]3.5%
0-0.40February 2018
France [+]8.9%
-0.10-0.70February 2018
Japan [+]2.5%
0.10-0.30February 2018
Spain [+]16.1%
-0.10-2.10February 2018
Italy [+]10.9%
-0.20-0.60February 2018
Portugal [+]7.8%
-0.10-2.10February 2018
Greece [+]20.8%
-0.20-2.60December 2017
Ireland [+]6.1%
0-0.90March 2018
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.2%
-0.10-0.60February 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.03-0.35March 2018
Belgium [+]6.4%
0.10-1.30February 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.3%
-0.20-1.20February 2018
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]5.8%
0-0.90March 2018
Chile [+]6.7%
0.200.30January 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]9.6%
-0.40-3.00February 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.4%
0-1.00February 2018
Denmark [+]4.8%
-0.10-1.40February 2018
Estonia [+]6.5%
0.800.70January 2018
Finland [+]8.4%
-0.10-0.40February 2018
Croatia [+]9.6%
-0.20-2.40February 2018
Hungary [+]3.7%
-0.10-0.60January 2018
Iceland [+]2.7%
-0.100February 2018
Lithuania [+]7.3%
0-0.40February 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.4%
0.10-0.50February 2018
Latvia [+]8.0%
-0.30-1.00February 2018
Malta [+]3.5%
-0.10-0.70February 2018
Mexico [+]3.2%
-0.18-0.17February 2018
Netherlands [+]3.9%
-0.20-1.20March 2018
Norway [+]4.0%
-0.10-0.20January 2018
Poland [+]4.4%
-0.10-0.80February 2018
Romania [+]4.6%
0-0.70February 2018
Russia [+]5.0%
-0.20-0.60February 2018
Sweden [+]5.9%
-0.60-1.00February 2018
Slovenia [+]5.3%
-0.10-2.10February 2018
Slovakia [+]7.5%
-0.10-1.10February 2018
Turkey [+]9.9%
-0.20-2.10December 2017
Uruguay [+]9.3%
0.831.10February 2018
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]9.0%
10.0%
8.0%
February 2018
Euro zone [+]17.7%
18.2%
17.0%
February 2018
United Kingdom [+]12.0%
13.0%
11.0%
February 2018
Germany [+]6.2%
7.1%
5.2%
February 2018
France [+]21.6%
22.5%
20.6%
February 2018
Japan [+]4.2%
5.0%
3.4%
February 2018
Spain [+]35.5%
36.3%
34.6%
February 2018
Italy [+]32.8%
31.4%
36.7%
February 2018
Portugal [+]21.4%
22.4%
20.1%
February 2018
Greece [+]45.0%
39.9%
50.3%
December 2017
Ireland [+]12.5%
14.4%
10.3%
March 2018
Austria [+]9.8%
10.1%
9.5%
February 2018
Australia [+]12.5%
13.7%
11.3%
March 2018
Belgium [+]16.4%
15.7%
17.1%
December 2017
Bulgaria [+]10.5%
10.3%
10.7%
February 2018
Canada [+]10.9%
12.3%
9.4%
March 2018
Chile [+]16.2%
14.7%
18.4%
January 2018
Cyprus [+]23.1%
27.5%
19.7%
December 2017
Czech Republic [+]7.5%
6.8%
8.5%
February 2018
Denmark [+]9.5%
10.3%
9.4%
February 2018
Estonia [+]8.9%
5.9%
12.5%
January 2018
Finland [+]18.6%
18.7%
18.4%
February 2018
Croatia [+]25.0%
24.1%
26.1%
December 2017
Hungary [+]11.0%
9.4%
13.1%
January 2018
Iceland [+]6.7%
6.7%
6.7%
February 2018
Lithuania [+]13.6%
15.4%
11.3%
February 2018
Luxembourg [+]13.8%
15.8%
11.5%
February 2018
Latvia [+]16.5%
19.5%
12.9%
February 2018
Malta [+]9.4%
9.0%
10.0%
February 2018
Netherlands [+]7.0%
7.6%
6.3%
March 2018
Norway [+]9.1%
10.0%
8.1%
January 2018
Poland [+]13.7%
13.6%
13.9%
February 2018
Romania [+]19.7%
19.2%
20.5%
December 2017
Sweden [+]14.4%
14.6%
14.2%
February 2018
Slovenia [+]11.2%
10.5%
12.2%
December 2017
Slovakia [+]18.5%
17.1%
20.5%
February 2018
Turkey [+]18.2%
15.0%
17.2%
December 2017
Uruguay [+]25.7%
20.1%
33.9%
February 2018
South Africa [+]54.5%
March 2016
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]4.1%
4.0%
March 2018
Euro zone [+]8.3%
8.9%
February 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.2%
4.2%
February 2018
Germany [+]4.0%
2.9%
February 2018
France [+]9.0%
8.8%
February 2018
Japan [+]2.6%
2.3%
February 2018
Spain [+]14.5%
17.9%
February 2018
Italy [+]10.3%
11.9%
February 2018
Portugal [+]7.7%
8.0%
February 2018
Greece [+]16.9%
25.8%
December 2017
Ireland [+]6.4%
5.6%
March 2018
Austria [+]5.4%
5.0%
February 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
5.6%
March 2018
Belgium [+]6.4%
6.4%
February 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.5%
5.1%
February 2018
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.1%
5.4%
March 2018
Chile [+]6.2%
7.4%
January 2018
Cyprus [+]9.6%
9.5%
February 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.0%
2.9%
February 2018
Denmark [+]4.3%
5.4%
February 2018
Estonia [+]6.6%
6.4%
January 2018
Finland [+]8.3%
8.5%
February 2018
Croatia [+]8.8%
10.5%
February 2018
Hungary [+]3.3%
4.3%
January 2018
Iceland [+]2.4%
3.1%
February 2018
Lithuania [+]8.5%
6.2%
February 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.5%
5.3%
February 2018
Latvia [+]9.1%
7.0%
February 2018
Malta [+]3.6%
3.3%
February 2018
Mexico [+]3.0%
3.5%
February 2018
Netherlands [+]3.8%
4.1%
March 2018
Norway [+]4.4%
3.6%
January 2018
Poland [+]4.3%
4.4%
February 2018
Romania [+]4.9%
4.1%
February 2018
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.2%
5.6%
February 2018
Slovenia [+]4.8%
5.8%
February 2018
Slovakia [+]7.0%
8.1%
February 2018
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]7.2%
11.8%
February 2018
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.6%
29.3%
March 2016
< 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