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Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.5%
-0.10-0.30February 2020
Euro zone [+]7.3%
-0.10-0.50February 2020
United Kingdom [+]3.9%
0.100January 2020
Germany [+]3.2%
00February 2020
France [+]8.1%
-0.10-0.50February 2020
Japan [+]2.4%
00.10February 2020
Spain [+]13.6%
-0.10-0.60February 2020
Italy [+]9.7%
-0.10-0.70February 2020
Portugal [+]6.5%
-0.400February 2020
Greece [+]16.3%
-0.20-2.20December 2019
Ireland [+]4.8%
0-0.20February 2020
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.4%
0.10-0.30February 2020
Australia [+]5.1%
-0.190.15February 2020
Belgium [+]5.2%
-0.10-0.30February 2020
Bulgaria [+]4.1%
0-0.60February 2020
Brazil [+]11.6%
0.40-0.80February 2020
Canada [+]5.6%
0.10-0.20February 2020
Chile [+]7.0%
0.100.25November 2019
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]5.8%
-0.20-1.70February 2020
Czech Republic [+]2.0%
00.10February 2020
Denmark [+]4.9%
0-0.20February 2020
Estonia [+]4.7%
0.200.40January 2020
Finland [+]6.5%
-0.10-0.20February 2020
Croatia [+]6.2%
0.10-0.90February 2020
Hungary [+]3.4%
0-0.10January 2020
Iceland [+]3.8%
00.70February 2020
Lithuania [+]6.6%
00.60February 2020
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
00.30February 2020
Latvia [+]6.4%
0-0.20February 2020
Malta [+]3.3%
-0.10-0.40February 2020
Mexico [+]3.6%
-0.220.27February 2020
Netherlands [+]2.9%
-0.10-0.50February 2020
Norway [+]3.8%
-0.100January 2020
Poland [+]2.9%
0-0.90February 2020
Romania [+]3.9%
00February 2020
Russia [+]4.7%
0.10-0.20January 2020
Sweden [+]7.6%
0.500.80February 2020
Slovenia [+]3.6%
-1.10-1.00February 2020
Slovakia [+]5.5%
-0.20-0.30February 2020
Turkey [+]13.1%
-0.200.30December 2019
Uruguay [+]8.5%
0.010.09January 2020
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 [+]7.7%
7.9%
7.4%
February 2020
Euro zone [+]15.5%
15.8%
15.2%
February 2020
United Kingdom [+]11.7%
13.3%
10.0%
January 2020
Germany [+]5.3%
5.9%
4.6%
February 2020
France [+]19.5%
20.9%
18.0%
February 2020
Japan [+]4.2%
4.6%
3.0%
February 2020
Spain [+]30.9%
28.6%
33.8%
February 2020
Italy [+]29.6%
27.2%
30.9%
February 2020
Portugal [+]19.5%
16.3%
23.2%
February 2020
Greece [+]34.7%
33.2%
36.4%
December 2019
Ireland [+]11.4%
13.0%
9.8%
February 2020
Austria [+]9.7%
10.5%
8.9%
February 2020
Australia [+]12.2%
13.5%
10.7%
February 2020
Belgium [+]13.8%
15.6%
11.7%
December 2019
Bulgaria [+]10.3%
11.8%
7.9%
February 2020
Canada [+]10.3%
11.7%
8.8%
February 2020
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]14.8%
15.6%
14.2%
December 2019
Czech Republic [+]5.3%
5.2%
5.5%
February 2020
Denmark [+]10.5%
10.5%
10.6%
February 2020
Estonia [+]8.7%
7.8%
9.6%
January 2020
Finland [+]17.3%
19.2%
15.3%
February 2020
Croatia [+]16.1%
14.2%
19.0%
December 2019
Hungary [+]10.7%
11.2%
10.1%
January 2020
Iceland [+]8.9%
12.1%
5.9%
February 2020
Lithuania [+]14.2%
18.0%
9.6%
February 2020
Luxembourg [+]17.7%
18.5%
16.8%
February 2020
Latvia [+]10.8%
11.8%
9.7%
February 2020
Malta [+]10.0%
11.6%
8.4%
February 2020
Netherlands [+]6.3%
6.3%
6.3%
February 2020
Norway [+]9.9%
10.8%
8.9%
January 2020
Poland [+]7.8%
8.2%
7.2%
February 2020
Romania [+]17.7%
18.4%
16.4%
December 2019
Sweden [+]20.2%
20.2%
20.2%
February 2020
Slovenia [+]7.9%
7.0%
9.1%
December 2019
Slovakia [+]15.7%
13.1%
20.3%
February 2020
Turkey [+]24.0%
15.0%
17.2%
December 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%
3.4%
February 2020
Euro zone [+]7.0%
7.6%
February 2020
United Kingdom [+]4.1%
3.7%
January 2020
Germany [+]3.6%
2.6%
February 2020
France [+]8.1%
8.1%
February 2020
Japan [+]2.6%
2.2%
February 2020
Spain [+]11.9%
15.4%
February 2020
Italy [+]9.0%
10.8%
February 2020
Portugal [+]6.0%
7.0%
February 2020
Greece [+]13.2%
20.2%
December 2019
Ireland [+]5.0%
4.6%
February 2020
Austria [+]4.6%
4.2%
February 2020
Australia [+]5.2%
4.9%
February 2020
Belgium [+]5.6%
4.7%
February 2020
Bulgaria [+]4.6%
3.4%
February 2020
Canada [+]5.8%
5.3%
February 2020
Chile [+]7.7%
7.3%
November 2019
Cyprus [+]5.1%
6.5%
February 2020
Czech Republic [+]1.8%
2.3%
February 2020
Denmark [+]4.6%
5.1%
February 2020
Estonia [+]5.0%
4.5%
January 2020
Finland [+]6.8%
6.2%
February 2020
Croatia [+]5.8%
6.7%
February 2020
Hungary [+]3.3%
3.6%
January 2020
Iceland [+]3.7%
4.0%
February 2020
Lithuania [+]7.8%
5.4%
February 2020
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
5.8%
February 2020
Latvia [+]7.4%
5.4%
February 2020
Malta [+]3.2%
3.5%
February 2020
Mexico [+]3.5%
3.6%
February 2020
Netherlands [+]2.9%
3.0%
February 2020
Norway [+]4.0%
3.5%
January 2020
Poland [+]2.7%
3.2%
February 2020
Romania [+]4.3%
3.3%
February 2020
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.3%
7.9%
February 2020
Slovenia [+]2.9%
4.4%
February 2020
Slovakia [+]5.4%
5.8%
February 2020
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]7.2%
9.9%
January 2020
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