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Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.6%
0-0.20May 2019
Euro zone [+]7.6%
-0.10-0.80April 2019
United Kingdom [+]3.8%
0-0.40April 2019
Germany [+]3.2%
0-0.20April 2019
France [+]8.7%
-0.10-0.40April 2019
Japan [+]2.4%
-0.10-0.10April 2019
Spain [+]13.8%
-0.20-1.80April 2019
Italy [+]10.2%
0-0.70April 2019
Portugal [+]6.7%
0.30-0.50April 2019
Greece [+]18.1%
-0.40-2.10March 2019
Ireland [+]4.4%
-0.20-1.50May 2019
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.7%
-0.10-0.10April 2019
Australia [+]5.2%
-0.01-0.21May 2019
Belgium [+]5.7%
0-0.60April 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.5%
-0.10-0.80April 2019
Brazil [+]12.5%
-0.20-0.40April 2019
Canada [+]5.4%
-0.30-0.40May 2019
Chile [+]6.8%
-0.240.37October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]6.9%
-0.10-1.50April 2019
Czech Republic [+]2.1%
0.20-0.20April 2019
Denmark [+]5.3%
00.20April 2019
Estonia [+]4.1%
-0.50-1.90March 2019
Finland [+]6.8%
0.20-0.90April 2019
Croatia [+]7.3%
-0.10-1.40April 2019
Hungary [+]3.4%
0-0.30March 2019
Iceland [+]3.0%
0-0.10March 2019
Lithuania [+]5.8%
0-0.30April 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.5%
00April 2019
Latvia [+]6.4%
-0.70-1.30April 2019
Malta [+]3.5%
0-0.40April 2019
Mexico [+]3.5%
0.250.10April 2019
Netherlands [+]3.3%
0-0.60April 2019
Norway [+]3.5%
-0.30-0.40March 2019
Poland [+]3.7%
0.300April 2019
Romania [+]4.0%
0.20-0.40April 2019
Russia [+]4.7%
0-0.20April 2019
Sweden [+]5.9%
-0.80-0.50April 2019
Slovenia [+]4.4%
0-1.00April 2019
Slovakia [+]5.7%
0-1.10April 2019
Turkey [+]13.6%
0.303.80February 2019
Uruguay [+]8.0%
-1.50-0.23April 2019
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]27.6%
00.90March 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.3%
9.7%
6.9%
April 2019
Euro zone [+]15.8%
16.0%
15.6%
April 2019
United Kingdom [+]11.2%
13.2%
9.0%
April 2019
Germany [+]5.3%
5.9%
4.5%
April 2019
France [+]20.1%
21.7%
18.2%
April 2019
Japan [+]3.9%
4.1%
3.3%
April 2019
Spain [+]32.7%
30.7%
35.1%
April 2019
Italy [+]31.4%
30.6%
35.2%
April 2019
Portugal [+]17.2%
15.1%
19.7%
April 2019
Greece [+]40.4%
37.1%
44.2%
March 2019
Ireland [+]10.0%
11.6%
8.3%
May 2019
Austria [+]8.2%
8.9%
7.3%
April 2019
Australia [+]11.9%
12.6%
10.8%
May 2019
Belgium [+]12.8%
13.4%
12.1%
March 2019
Bulgaria [+]13.7%
13.4%
14.1%
April 2019
Canada [+]10.0%
11.1%
8.8%
May 2019
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]16.7%
19.0%
14.8%
March 2019
Czech Republic [+]6.9%
6.4%
7.5%
April 2019
Denmark [+]9.5%
10.6%
9.3%
April 2019
Estonia [+]7.6%
7.1%
8.2%
March 2019
Finland [+]16.7%
17.9%
15.5%
April 2019
Croatia [+]21.3%
17.5%
26.6%
March 2019
Hungary [+]11.3%
12.1%
10.0%
March 2019
Iceland [+]7.2%
8.2%
6.2%
March 2019
Lithuania [+]10.8%
11.5%
10.0%
April 2019
Luxembourg [+]13.0%
14.8%
11.1%
April 2019
Latvia [+]11.5%
11.7%
11.2%
April 2019
Malta [+]9.7%
12.3%
7.0%
April 2019
Netherlands [+]6.2%
6.5%
5.8%
April 2019
Norway [+]9.6%
9.6%
9.5%
March 2019
Poland [+]10.6%
9.7%
11.9%
April 2019
Romania [+]15.4%
15.6%
15.2%
December 2018
Sweden [+]16.9%
17.7%
16.1%
April 2019
Slovenia [+]7.8%
5.2%
11.0%
March 2019
Slovakia [+]12.0%
11.4%
13.1%
April 2019
Turkey [+]24.8%
15.0%
17.2%
February 2019
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]55.2%
March 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.7%
3.5%
May 2019
Euro zone [+]7.2%
8.1%
April 2019
United Kingdom [+]4.0%
3.7%
April 2019
Germany [+]3.4%
2.9%
April 2019
France [+]8.6%
8.7%
April 2019
Japan [+]2.5%
2.3%
April 2019
Spain [+]12.1%
15.8%
April 2019
Italy [+]9.4%
11.3%
April 2019
Portugal [+]6.0%
7.4%
April 2019
Greece [+]14.4%
22.8%
March 2019
Ireland [+]4.7%
4.2%
May 2019
Austria [+]4.7%
4.7%
April 2019
Australia [+]5.3%
5.1%
May 2019
Belgium [+]6.2%
5.3%
April 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.8%
4.1%
April 2019
Canada [+]5.8%
4.9%
May 2019
Chile [+]6.5%
7.3%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]6.0%
7.9%
April 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.8%
2.5%
April 2019
Denmark [+]5.0%
5.6%
April 2019
Estonia [+]4.0%
4.2%
March 2019
Finland [+]7.2%
6.3%
April 2019
Croatia [+]6.8%
7.9%
April 2019
Hungary [+]3.4%
3.3%
March 2019
Iceland [+]3.3%
2.7%
March 2019
Lithuania [+]6.0%
5.6%
April 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.2%
5.9%
April 2019
Latvia [+]6.7%
6.0%
April 2019
Malta [+]3.7%
3.3%
April 2019
Mexico [+]3.5%
3.6%
April 2019
Netherlands [+]3.3%
3.3%
April 2019
Norway [+]3.5%
3.4%
March 2019
Poland [+]3.2%
4.4%
April 2019
Romania [+]4.3%
3.5%
April 2019
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.0%
5.8%
April 2019
Slovenia [+]3.6%
5.3%
April 2019
Slovakia [+]5.2%
6.3%
April 2019
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]5.8%
10.5%
April 2019
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]26.1%
29.3%
March 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018

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