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Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.6%
0.10-0.40January 2020
Euro zone [+]7.4%
-0.10-0.40December 2019
United Kingdom [+]3.8%
0-0.20December 2019
Germany [+]3.2%
0-0.10December 2019
France [+]8.4%
0-0.50December 2019
Japan [+]2.2%
-0.20-0.30November 2019
Spain [+]13.7%
-0.10-0.70December 2019
Italy [+]9.8%
0-0.60December 2019
Portugal [+]6.9%
0.200.30December 2019
Greece [+]16.6%
-0.20-1.90October 2019
Ireland [+]4.8%
0-0.70December 2019
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.2%
0-0.50December 2019
Australia [+]5.1%
-0.110.09December 2019
Belgium [+]5.3%
0.10-0.50December 2019
Bulgaria [+]3.7%
-0.10-1.00December 2019
Brazil [+]11.0%
-0.20-0.60December 2019
Canada [+]5.5%
-0.10-0.30January 2020
Chile [+]6.8%
-0.240.37October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]7.6%
-0.100.20December 2019
Czech Republic [+]2.0%
-0.10-0.10December 2019
Denmark [+]5.1%
-0.100December 2019
Estonia [+]4.3%
0.10-0.20November 2019
Finland [+]6.6%
0-0.10December 2019
Croatia [+]6.4%
-0.10-0.90December 2019
Hungary [+]3.4%
-0.10-0.30November 2019
Iceland [+]3.5%
-0.100.60December 2019
Lithuania [+]6.1%
-0.300.30December 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.6%
0.100.40December 2019
Latvia [+]6.7%
0.40-0.20December 2019
Malta [+]3.4%
-0.10-0.20December 2019
Mexico [+]2.9%
-0.54-0.45December 2019
Netherlands [+]3.2%
-0.30-0.40December 2019
Norway [+]4.0%
0.200.30November 2019
Poland [+]3.3%
0.10-0.50December 2019
Romania [+]3.9%
-0.10-0.10December 2019
Russia [+]4.6%
0-0.20December 2019
Sweden [+]6.6%
-0.700December 2019
Slovenia [+]4.6%
00.20December 2019
Slovakia [+]5.7%
0-0.20December 2019
Turkey [+]13.6%
-0.301.80October 2019
Uruguay [+]8.5%
-0.700.07December 2019
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]29.1%
02.00December 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2019
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.1%
8.9%
7.3%
December 2019
Euro zone [+]15.3%
16.0%
14.5%
December 2019
United Kingdom [+]11.3%
12.8%
9.6%
December 2019
Germany [+]5.8%
6.7%
4.6%
December 2019
France [+]18.8%
20.5%
16.8%
December 2019
Japan [+]3.8%
4.6%
3.0%
November 2019
Spain [+]30.0%
28.7%
31.7%
December 2019
Italy [+]28.9%
27.6%
30.0%
December 2019
Portugal [+]19.3%
15.1%
23.9%
December 2019
Greece [+]35.6%
34.1%
37.2%
October 2019
Ireland [+]12.6%
13.9%
11.2%
December 2019
Austria [+]8.3%
9.0%
7.5%
December 2019
Australia [+]11.5%
12.8%
10.2%
December 2019
Belgium [+]13.8%
15.6%
11.7%
December 2019
Bulgaria [+]7.0%
6.8%
7.3%
December 2019
Canada [+]10.3%
11.3%
9.3%
January 2020
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]17.2%
21.4%
13.6%
September 2019
Czech Republic [+]4.3%
3.9%
4.8%
December 2019
Denmark [+]10.3%
10.5%
10.6%
December 2019
Estonia [+]9.9%
10.2%
9.6%
November 2019
Finland [+]17.1%
18.6%
15.6%
December 2019
Croatia [+]16.1%
14.2%
19.0%
December 2019
Hungary [+]12.4%
13.0%
11.7%
November 2019
Iceland [+]9.2%
12.7%
5.9%
December 2019
Lithuania [+]10.4%
13.0%
7.8%
December 2019
Luxembourg [+]16.6%
17.1%
15.9%
December 2019
Latvia [+]11.0%
11.9%
9.7%
December 2019
Malta [+]10.5%
13.1%
7.4%
December 2019
Netherlands [+]6.7%
7.4%
6.0%
December 2019
Norway [+]10.3%
10.9%
9.6%
November 2019
Poland [+]9.2%
8.9%
9.7%
December 2019
Romania [+]17.5%
16.5%
19.1%
September 2019
Sweden [+]19.7%
21.3%
18.2%
December 2019
Slovenia [+]7.9%
7.0%
9.1%
December 2019
Slovakia [+]16.6%
14.8%
19.8%
December 2019
Turkey [+]25.1%
15.0%
17.2%
October 2019
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]58.1%
December 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2019
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.6%
3.5%
January 2020
Euro zone [+]7.2%
7.7%
December 2019
United Kingdom [+]3.9%
3.6%
December 2019
Germany [+]3.6%
2.7%
December 2019
France [+]8.6%
8.2%
December 2019
Japan [+]2.3%
2.0%
November 2019
Spain [+]12.2%
15.4%
December 2019
Italy [+]9.1%
10.8%
December 2019
Portugal [+]6.3%
7.4%
December 2019
Greece [+]13.7%
20.2%
October 2019
Ireland [+]5.4%
4.2%
December 2019
Austria [+]4.3%
4.1%
December 2019
Australia [+]5.2%
4.9%
December 2019
Belgium [+]5.5%
5.0%
December 2019
Bulgaria [+]3.9%
3.5%
December 2019
Canada [+]5.8%
5.3%
January 2020
Chile [+]6.5%
7.3%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]6.4%
9.0%
December 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.7%
2.3%
December 2019
Denmark [+]4.9%
5.3%
December 2019
Estonia [+]4.0%
4.5%
November 2019
Finland [+]7.0%
6.1%
December 2019
Croatia [+]5.7%
7.3%
December 2019
Hungary [+]3.3%
3.5%
November 2019
Iceland [+]3.7%
3.3%
December 2019
Lithuania [+]7.0%
5.2%
December 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.5%
5.8%
December 2019
Latvia [+]7.9%
5.6%
December 2019
Malta [+]3.4%
3.5%
December 2019
Mexico [+]3.0%
2.7%
December 2019
Netherlands [+]3.4%
3.1%
December 2019
Norway [+]4.4%
3.5%
November 2019
Poland [+]2.7%
4.1%
December 2019
Romania [+]4.2%
3.4%
December 2019
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.6%
6.6%
December 2019
Slovenia [+]4.5%
4.6%
December 2019
Slovakia [+]5.6%
5.7%
December 2019
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.9%
10.3%
December 2019
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]27.2%
31.3%
December 2019
< 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