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Unemployment Rate: 2022 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2022 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.5%
-0.10-0.40December 2022
Euro zone [+]7.6%
-0.20-0.80July 2021
United Kingdom [+]3.7%
0-0.40November 2022
Germany [+]2.9%
-0.10-0.30December 2022
France [+]7.1%
0.10-0.30December 2022
Japan [+]2.5%
0-0.20December 2022
Spain [+]13.1%
0.10-0.20December 2022
Italy [+]7.8%
0-1.00December 2022
Portugal [+]6.7%
0.200.80December 2022
Greece [+]11.6%
0-1.30December 2022
Ireland [+]4.3%
-0.10-0.80December 2022
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.0%
-0.500.20December 2022
Australia [+]3.5%
0.04-0.66December 2022
Belgium [+]5.5%
0-0.10December 2022
Bulgaria [+]4.0%
0.10-0.60December 2022
Brazil [+]13.2%
-0.50-1.20August 2021
Canada [+]5.0%
-0.10-1.00December 2022
Switzerland [+]4.3%
0-0.60September 2022
Chile [+]7.9%
-0.090.67November 2022
Colombia [+]11.0%
0.18-2.37December 2021
Cyprus [+]7.7%
0.201.30December 2022
Czechia [+]2.3%
-0.300.10December 2022
Denmark [+]4.8%
0.100.30December 2022
Estonia [+]5.7%
0.100.20December 2022
Finland [+]7.2%
0.500December 2022
Croatia [+]6.4%
-0.10-0.30December 2022
Hungary [+]4.0%
-0.100.30December 2022
Iceland [+]3.8%
0-0.50December 2022
Lithuania [+]5.8%
-0.10-0.80December 2022
Luxembourg [+]4.6%
0-0.20December 2022
Latvia [+]7.1%
0-0.20December 2022
Malta [+]3.2%
00.20December 2022
Mexico [+]2.8%
-0.08-0.75December 2022
Netherlands [+]3.5%
-0.10-0.30December 2022
Norway [+]3.4%
0.300.30December 2022
Poland [+]2.9%
-0.100December 2022
Romania [+]5.6%
0.20-0.10December 2022
Russia [+]4.3%
0-1.80November 2021
Sweden [+]7.5%
0.30-0.40December 2022
Slovenia [+]4.0%
-0.10-0.40December 2022
Slovakia [+]5.8%
-0.10-0.70December 2022
Türkiye [+]10.2%
0-1.00November 2022
Uruguay [+]7.9%
0.140.92December 2022
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]32.9%
0-2.00September 2022
< Unemployment Rate 2021
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.2%
8.1%
8.3%
December 2022
Euro zone [+]16.5%
16.3%
16.7%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]11.1%
14.0%
8.2%
November 2022
Germany [+]5.8%
6.0%
5.6%
December 2022
France [+]18.7%
20.8%
16.3%
December 2022
Japan [+]4.7%
4.6%
3.0%
December 2022
Spain [+]29.6%
29.1%
30.2%
December 2022
Italy [+]22.1%
22.0%
25.2%
December 2022
Portugal [+]18.5%
17.6%
19.5%
December 2022
Greece [+]28.9%
21.9%
36.8%
December 2022
Ireland [+]11.5%
10.4%
12.7%
December 2022
Austria [+]9.1%
8.7%
9.6%
December 2022
Australia [+]16.3%
16.7%
16.3%
July 2020
Belgium [+]18.8%
20.4%
17.1%
December 2022
Bulgaria [+]11.2%
11.6%
10.6%
December 2022
Canada [+]9.7%
10.7%
8.7%
December 2022
Switzerland [+]8.6%
8.5%
8.7%
September 2022
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]22.6%
22.9%
22.3%
December 2022
Czechia [+]9.9%
11.0%
8.3%
December 2022
Denmark [+]11.9%
10.2%
9.5%
December 2022
Estonia [+]17.3%
21.7%
13.4%
December 2022
Finland [+]18.9%
21.8%
16.2%
December 2022
Croatia [+]17.3%
14.4%
21.6%
December 2022
Hungary [+]11.8%
14.5%
8.2%
December 2022
Iceland [+]7.5%
10.1%
4.9%
December 2022
Lithuania [+]10.9%
11.6%
10.3%
December 2022
Luxembourg [+]18.7%
20.4%
17.0%
December 2022
Latvia [+]18.7%
23.6%
12.6%
December 2022
Malta [+]9.1%
11.2%
6.8%
December 2022
Netherlands [+]7.5%
6.9%
8.1%
December 2022
Norway [+]11.1%
12.7%
9.6%
December 2022
Poland [+]11.3%
11.5%
10.9%
December 2022
Romania [+]22.9%
20.8%
26.5%
September 2022
Sweden [+]23.3%
19.7%
27.3%
December 2022
Slovenia [+]9.4%
7.8%
11.2%
December 2022
Slovakia [+]18.9%
15.9%
24.2%
December 2022
Türkiye [+]17.8%
14.4%
23.9%
November 2022
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]59.6%
September 2022
< Unemployment Rate 2021
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.4%
3.6%
December 2022
Euro zone [+]7.1%
8.1%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]3.8%
3.5%
November 2022
Germany [+]3.1%
2.7%
December 2022
France [+]7.3%
6.8%
December 2022
Japan [+]2.7%
2.2%
December 2022
Spain [+]11.6%
14.8%
December 2022
Italy [+]6.8%
9.1%
December 2022
Portugal [+]6.2%
7.1%
December 2022
Greece [+]8.3%
15.6%
December 2022
Ireland [+]4.1%
4.5%
December 2022
Austria [+]5.3%
4.5%
December 2022
Australia [+]3.5%
3.5%
December 2022
Belgium [+]5.8%
5.1%
December 2022
Bulgaria [+]4.4%
3.6%
December 2022
Canada [+]5.2%
4.8%
December 2022
Switzerland [+]4.1%
4.5%
September 2022
Chile [+]8.6%
7.3%
November 2022
Cyprus [+]7.7%
7.8%
December 2022
Czechia [+]2.1%
2.5%
December 2022
Denmark [+]4.8%
4.7%
December 2022
Estonia [+]6.3%
5.0%
December 2022
Finland [+]8.1%
6.4%
December 2022
Croatia [+]5.8%
7.2%
December 2022
Hungary [+]4.2%
3.9%
December 2022
Iceland [+]4.2%
3.3%
December 2022
Lithuania [+]6.4%
5.3%
December 2022
Luxembourg [+]4.4%
4.8%
December 2022
Latvia [+]8.1%
6.1%
December 2022
Malta [+]3.3%
3.2%
December 2022
Mexico [+]2.9%
2.5%
December 2022
Netherlands [+]3.2%
3.9%
December 2022
Norway [+]3.5%
3.2%
December 2022
Poland [+]3.1%
2.7%
December 2022
Romania [+]5.9%
5.2%
December 2022
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.1%
7.9%
December 2022
Slovenia [+]4.0%
4.1%
December 2022
Slovakia [+]5.3%
6.5%
December 2022
Türkiye [+]8.8%
12.9%
November 2022
Uruguay [+]7.3%
8.6%
December 2022
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]31.0%
35.1%
September 2022
< Unemployment Rate 2021

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