Unemployment

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Unemployment Rate: 2021 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2021 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]5.2%
-0.20-3.20August 2021
Euro zone [+]7.6%
-0.20-0.80July 2021
United Kingdom [+]4.6%
-0.100.30July 2021
Germany [+]3.6%
-0.10-0.40July 2021
France [+]7.9%
-0.10-0.70July 2021
Japan [+]2.8%
-0.10-0.10July 2021
Spain [+]14.3%
-0.70-2.00July 2021
Italy [+]9.3%
-0.10-0.40July 2021
Portugal [+]6.6%
-0.20-1.50July 2021
Greece [+]14.6%
-0.20-2.20July 2021
Ireland [+]6.4%
-0.10-0.70August 2021
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]6.2%
00.40July 2021
Australia [+]4.5%
-0.11-2.28August 2021
Belgium [+]5.9%
-0.30-0.10July 2021
Bulgaria [+]5.9%
-0.100.70July 2021
Brazil [+]14.1%
-0.500.80June 2021
Canada [+]7.1%
-0.40-3.10August 2021
Switzerland [+]5.1%
-0.101.00December 2020
Chile [+]7.0%
0.100.25November 2019
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]5.2%
-3.00-2.70July 2021
Czech Republic [+]2.8%
0-0.10July 2021
Denmark [+]4.3%
-0.30-2.20July 2021
Estonia [+]6.5%
-0.10-1.20July 2021
Finland [+]7.2%
-0.60-1.60August 2021
Croatia [+]7.3%
-0.20-1.20July 2021
Hungary [+]4.3%
0.30-0.20July 2021
Iceland [+]6.4%
-0.10-0.10July 2021
Lithuania [+]7.5%
-0.30-1.90July 2021
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
-0.20-1.40July 2021
Latvia [+]7.6%
-0.20-1.20July 2021
Malta [+]3.3%
-0.10-1.70July 2021
Mexico [+]4.4%
0.36-0.97July 2021
Netherlands [+]3.2%
0.10-1.40August 2021
Norway [+]4.8%
0-0.40June 2021
Poland [+]3.4%
-0.200July 2021
Romania [+]5.1%
0.10-0.40July 2021
Russia [+]4.5%
-0.30-1.80July 2021
Sweden [+]8.8%
0.40-0.30August 2021
Slovenia [+]4.0%
-0.20-1.30July 2021
Slovakia [+]6.6%
-0.10-0.50July 2021
Turkey [+]13.2%
-0.60-0.30May 2021
Uruguay [+]10.5%
1.992.09February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]34.4%
011.10June 2021
< Unemployment Rate 2020
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]9.2%
10.4%
8.0%
July 2021
Euro zone [+]16.5%
16.3%
16.7%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]12.9%
14.1%
11.6%
July 2021
Germany [+]7.5%
7.9%
7.1%
July 2021
France [+]18.6%
18.6%
18.7%
July 2021
Japan [+]4.2%
4.6%
3.0%
July 2021
Spain [+]35.1%
33.6%
36.7%
July 2021
Italy [+]27.7%
30.4%
35.4%
July 2021
Portugal [+]23.5%
21.2%
26.4%
July 2021
Greece [+]37.6%
36.6%
38.9%
July 2021
Ireland [+]16.9%
18.0%
15.7%
August 2021
Austria [+]11.0%
9.8%
12.4%
July 2021
Australia [+]16.3%
16.7%
16.3%
July 2020
Belgium [+]17.1%
18.1%
15.9%
June 2021
Bulgaria [+]11.5%
12.4%
10.2%
July 2021
Canada [+]11.6%
13.2%
9.8%
August 2021
Switzerland [+]7.6%
8.6%
6.6%
December 2020
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]20.1%
14.4%
25.6%
June 2021
Czech Republic [+]8.0%
7.6%
8.4%
July 2021
Denmark [+]8.2%
10.5%
9.9%
July 2021
Estonia [+]18.6%
15.6%
21.8%
July 2021
Finland [+]14.0%
9.8%
18.3%
August 2021
Croatia [+]23.2%
20.5%
27.3%
June 2021
Hungary [+]16.8%
16.9%
16.6%
July 2021
Iceland [+]13.1%
13.8%
12.4%
July 2021
Lithuania [+]19.2%
18.7%
19.8%
July 2021
Luxembourg [+]17.8%
19.2%
16.3%
July 2021
Latvia [+]13.7%
14.1%
13.2%
July 2021
Malta [+]10.6%
17.6%
3.0%
July 2021
Netherlands [+]7.4%
7.1%
7.7%
August 2021
Norway [+]11.7%
13.1%
10.3%
June 2021
Poland [+]12.0%
10.4%
14.5%
July 2021
Romania [+]21.3%
20.7%
22.3%
March 2021
Sweden [+]24.9%
27.5%
22.0%
August 2021
Slovenia [+]14.3%
13.5%
15.5%
June 2021
Slovakia [+]21.7%
19.4%
25.5%
July 2021
Turkey [+]24.0%
22.5%
27.1%
May 2021
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]64.4%
June 2021
< Unemployment Rate 2020
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]5.4%
5.0%
August 2021
Euro zone [+]7.1%
8.1%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]4.7%
4.4%
July 2021
Germany [+]3.9%
3.3%
July 2021
France [+]7.8%
8.0%
July 2021
Japan [+]3.1%
2.4%
July 2021
Spain [+]12.3%
16.6%
July 2021
Italy [+]8.3%
10.6%
July 2021
Portugal [+]5.8%
7.4%
July 2021
Greece [+]11.4%
18.5%
July 2021
Ireland [+]6.4%
6.4%
August 2021
Austria [+]6.2%
6.1%
July 2021
Australia [+]4.7%
4.4%
August 2021
Belgium [+]5.9%
6.0%
July 2021
Bulgaria [+]6.6%
5.0%
July 2021
Canada [+]7.5%
6.6%
August 2021
Switzerland [+]4.7%
5.5%
December 2020
Chile [+]7.7%
7.3%
November 2019
Cyprus [+]4.6%
5.8%
July 2021
Czech Republic [+]2.4%
3.2%
July 2021
Denmark [+]4.2%
4.4%
July 2021
Estonia [+]6.9%
6.2%
July 2021
Finland [+]7.7%
6.5%
August 2021
Croatia [+]7.1%
7.4%
July 2021
Hungary [+]4.5%
4.1%
July 2021
Iceland [+]5.8%
7.0%
July 2021
Lithuania [+]7.9%
7.2%
July 2021
Luxembourg [+]5.4%
6.1%
July 2021
Latvia [+]9.0%
6.1%
July 2021
Malta [+]3.8%
2.5%
July 2021
Mexico [+]4.2%
4.7%
July 2021
Netherlands [+]3.0%
3.4%
August 2021
Norway [+]5.0%
4.5%
June 2021
Poland [+]3.4%
3.5%
July 2021
Romania [+]5.4%
4.7%
July 2021
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]9.2%
8.5%
August 2021
Slovenia [+]3.3%
4.8%
July 2021
Slovakia [+]6.1%
7.0%
July 2021
Turkey [+]12.2%
15.5%
May 2021
Uruguay [+]8.8%
12.4%
February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]32.4%
36.8%
June 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