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Unemployment: 2017 Countries
Unemployment: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.4%
0.10-0.50August 2017
Euro zone [+]9.1%
0-0.90July 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.3%
-0.10-0.60July 2017
Germany [+]3.7%
-0.10-0.50July 2017
France [+]9.8%
0.20-0.10July 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
0-0.20July 2017
Spain [+]17.1%
0-2.50July 2017
Italy [+]11.3%
0.10-0.20July 2017
Portugal [+]9.1%
0-1.80July 2017
Greece [+]21.2%
-0.30-2.30June 2017
Ireland [+]6.3%
-0.10-1.60August 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.4%
0.10-0.90July 2017
Australia [+]5.6%
-0.05-0.03August 2017
Belgium [+]6.8%
-0.80-1.50April 2017
Bulgaria [+]5.9%
-0.10-1.70July 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.2%
-0.10-0.80August 2017
Chile [+]6.9%
-0.10-0.20June 2017
Colombia [+]9.7%
0.96-0.17July 2017
Cyprus [+]10.8%
0-2.20July 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.9%
0-1.20July 2017
Denmark [+]5.8%
0.10-0.50July 2017
Estonia [+]6.6%
-0.20-0.30June 2017
Finland [+]8.8%
0.100July 2017
Croatia [+]10.6%
-0.10-2.60July 2017
Hungary [+]4.3%
0-0.80June 2017
Iceland [+]2.0%
-0.10-1.00July 2017
Lithuania [+]7.6%
0.60-0.40July 2017
Luxembourg [+]6.0%
0.10-0.30July 2017
Latvia [+]8.5%
-0.40-1.40July 2017
Malta [+]4.1%
0.10-0.80July 2017
Mexico [+]3.4%
0.14-0.60July 2017
Netherlands [+]4.8%
-0.10-1.20July 2017
Norway [+]4.3%
0-0.50June 2017
Poland [+]4.8%
-0.20-1.30July 2017
Romania [+]5.2%
0.20-0.60July 2017
Russia [+]5.1%
0-0.20July 2017
Sweden [+]6.6%
-0.50-0.60August 2017
Slovenia [+]7.0%
-0.10-0.80July 2017
Slovakia [+]7.3%
-0.30-2.40July 2017
Turkey [+]11.2%
-0.100.80May 2017
Uruguay [+]7.8%
-0.100.33June 2017
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]9.00%
9.90%
8.00%
July 2017
Euro zone [+]19.10%
19.50%
18.60%
July 2017
United Kingdom [+]11.88%
13.16%
10.56%
July 2017
Germany [+]6.50%
7.30%
5.70%
July 2017
France [+]23.40%
24.10%
22.40%
July 2017
Japan [+]4.90%
5.20%
4.60%
July 2017
Spain [+]38.60%
39.90%
37.10%
July 2017
Italy [+]35.50%
33.80%
37.60%
July 2017
Portugal [+]23.80%
22.50%
25.30%
July 2017
Greece [+]43.30%
38.70%
48.20%
June 2017
Ireland [+]12.70%
14.70%
10.40%
August 2017
Austria [+]9.70%
10.40%
8.90%
July 2017
Australia [+]12.74%
13.64%
11.73%
August 2017
Belgium [+]21.40%
23.60%
18.70%
March 2017
Bulgaria [+]13.70%
13.70%
13.70%
July 2017
Canada [+]11.50%
13.30%
9.50%
August 2017
Chile [+]17.16%
15.56%
19.52%
June 2017
Cyprus [+]20.40%
19.70%
21.00%
June 2017
Czech Republic [+]8.50%
7.60%
9.80%
July 2017
Denmark [+]11.70%
11.10%
10.50%
July 2017
Estonia [+]14.30%
18.00%
9.80%
June 2017
Finland [+]20.50%
21.20%
19.80%
July 2017
Croatia [+]26.40%
25.60%
27.50%
June 2017
Hungary [+]10.60%
10.20%
11.10%
June 2017
Iceland [+]6.60%
7.80%
5.30%
July 2017
Lithuania [+]14.20%
15.80%
12.30%
July 2017
Luxembourg [+]16.50%
19.90%
13.50%
July 2017
Latvia [+]12.60%
13.20%
12.00%
July 2017
Malta [+]10.20%
9.50%
10.90%
July 2017
Netherlands [+]8.80%
8.70%
8.90%
July 2017
Norway [+]10.90%
12.20%
9.40%
June 2017
Poland [+]14.40%
15.00%
13.60%
July 2017
Romania [+]19.90%
19.70%
20.30%
March 2017
Sweden [+]17.70%
18.10%
17.20%
August 2017
Slovenia [+]9.20%
10.20%
7.70%
June 2017
Slovakia [+]16.60%
15.10%
19.00%
July 2017
Turkey [+]21.50%
15.00%
17.20%
May 2017
Uruguay [+]26.13%
20.83%
33.82%
May 2017
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2016
United States [+]4.50%
4.40%
August 2017
Euro zone [+]8.80%
9.60%
July 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.40%
4.20%
July 2017
Germany [+]4.10%
3.20%
July 2017
France [+]9.90%
9.60%
July 2017
Japan [+]3.10%
2.50%
July 2017
Spain [+]15.40%
18.90%
July 2017
Italy [+]10.30%
12.80%
July 2017
Portugal [+]8.60%
9.60%
July 2017
Greece [+]17.90%
25.30%
June 2017
Ireland [+]7.10%
5.20%
August 2017
Austria [+]6.00%
4.80%
July 2017
Australia [+]5.50%
5.70%
August 2017
Belgium [+]7.10%
6.50%
April 2017
Bulgaria [+]5.90%
6.00%
July 2017
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.60%
5.80%
August 2017
Chile [+]6.50%
7.40%
June 2017
Cyprus [+]10.60%
11.00%
July 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.40%
3.50%
July 2017
Denmark [+]5.60%
5.90%
July 2017
Estonia [+]7.50%
5.60%
June 2017
Finland [+]9.00%
8.50%
July 2017
Croatia [+]9.60%
11.80%
July 2017
Hungary [+]4.00%
4.60%
June 2017
Iceland [+]1.70%
2.50%
July 2017
Lithuania [+]9.10%
6.20%
July 2017
Luxembourg [+]6.00%
6.10%
July 2017
Latvia [+]9.80%
7.30%
July 2017
Malta [+]3.60%
4.80%
July 2017
Mexico [+]3.39%
3.44%
July 2017
Netherlands [+]4.50%
5.20%
July 2017
Norway [+]4.60%
4.00%
June 2017
Poland [+]5.00%
4.70%
July 2017
Romania [+]6.20%
3.90%
July 2017
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.90%
6.20%
August 2017
Slovenia [+]6.50%
7.50%
July 2017
Slovakia [+]7.30%
7.40%
July 2017
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.84%
9.02%
June 2017
Venezuela [+]6.70%
8.30%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.60%
29.30%
March 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