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Unemployment Rate: 2022 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2022 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.6%
0-2.40April 2022
Euro zone [+]7.6%
-0.20-0.80July 2021
United Kingdom [+]3.8%
-0.10-1.10February 2022
Germany [+]2.9%
-0.10-1.00March 2022
France [+]7.4%
0-0.80March 2022
Japan [+]2.6%
-0.10-0.10March 2022
Spain [+]13.5%
0.10-1.90March 2022
Italy [+]8.3%
-0.20-1.80March 2022
Portugal [+]5.7%
0.10-0.90March 2022
Greece [+]12.9%
0.10-3.90March 2022
Ireland [+]4.8%
-0.30-2.70April 2022
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.2%
-0.60-2.40March 2022
Australia [+]4.0%
-0.09-1.74March 2022
Belgium [+]5.6%
0-1.10March 2022
Bulgaria [+]4.3%
-0.10-1.50March 2022
Brazil [+]13.2%
-0.50-1.20August 2021
Canada [+]5.2%
-0.10-2.80April 2022
Switzerland [+]4.5%
-0.20-0.70December 2021
Chile [+]7.8%
0.30-2.56February 2022
Colombia [+]11.0%
0.18-2.37December 2021
Cyprus [+]5.9%
-0.40-2.30March 2022
Czechia [+]2.3%
-0.20-1.00March 2022
Denmark [+]4.5%
0.10-1.20March 2022
Estonia [+]5.4%
0-1.30March 2022
Finland [+]6.4%
-0.10-1.20March 2022
Croatia [+]6.5%
-0.10-1.90March 2022
Hungary [+]3.2%
-0.50-0.80March 2022
Iceland [+]4.3%
-0.10-2.30March 2022
Lithuania [+]6.9%
-0.10-0.50March 2022
Luxembourg [+]4.5%
-0.10-1.60March 2022
Latvia [+]7.0%
-0.20-0.70March 2022
Malta [+]3.0%
-0.10-0.80March 2022
Mexico [+]3.0%
-0.77-0.90March 2022
Netherlands [+]3.3%
-0.10-1.30March 2022
Norway [+]3.1%
0-1.60February 2022
Poland [+]3.0%
0-0.70March 2022
Romania [+]5.7%
0-0.20March 2022
Russia [+]4.3%
0-1.80November 2021
Sweden [+]7.6%
0.20-1.90March 2022
Slovenia [+]4.0%
-0.10-1.10March 2022
Slovakia [+]6.5%
0-0.60March 2022
Turkey [+]11.2%
0-1.80November 2021
Uruguay [+]9.4%
-0.81-1.26June 2021
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]35.3%
02.80December 2021
< Unemployment Rate 2021
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.2%
9.0%
7.4%
March 2022
Euro zone [+]16.5%
16.3%
16.7%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]11.3%
13.2%
9.2%
February 2022
Germany [+]5.5%
6.1%
4.7%
March 2022
France [+]16.3%
15.9%
16.8%
March 2022
Japan [+]4.0%
4.6%
3.0%
March 2022
Spain [+]29.6%
29.6%
29.6%
March 2022
Italy [+]24.5%
25.5%
29.3%
March 2022
Portugal [+]21.6%
20.9%
22.4%
March 2022
Greece [+]27.2%
14.4%
46.9%
March 2022
Ireland [+]5.6%
5.0%
6.2%
April 2022
Austria [+]6.9%
8.3%
5.2%
March 2022
Australia [+]16.3%
16.7%
16.3%
July 2020
Belgium [+]13.5%
17.8%
8.4%
March 2022
Bulgaria [+]14.4%
13.5%
15.9%
March 2022
Canada [+]10.1%
11.5%
8.6%
April 2022
Switzerland [+]8.1%
8.4%
7.7%
December 2021
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]16.0%
13.9%
18.2%
March 2022
Czechia [+]6.9%
6.1%
8.1%
March 2022
Denmark [+]10.3%
10.5%
9.8%
March 2022
Estonia [+]18.4%
19.0%
17.8%
March 2022
Finland [+]12.2%
11.3%
12.9%
March 2022
Croatia [+]17.0%
14.9%
20.3%
March 2022
Hungary [+]9.2%
9.9%
8.2%
March 2022
Iceland [+]9.4%
9.6%
9.2%
March 2022
Lithuania [+]11.5%
12.6%
10.2%
March 2022
Luxembourg [+]14.0%
15.1%
12.8%
March 2022
Latvia [+]9.8%
8.9%
10.9%
March 2022
Malta [+]10.0%
12.9%
6.4%
March 2022
Netherlands [+]7.1%
6.9%
7.3%
March 2022
Norway [+]8.1%
9.9%
6.2%
February 2022
Poland [+]9.1%
9.3%
8.8%
March 2022
Romania [+]22.0%
21.5%
22.8%
December 2021
Sweden [+]22.7%
20.9%
24.8%
March 2022
Slovenia [+]8.0%
7.8%
8.4%
March 2022
Slovakia [+]18.8%
18.6%
19.2%
March 2022
Turkey [+]22.3%
17.6%
30.7%
November 2021
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]66.5%
December 2021
< Unemployment Rate 2021
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.8%
3.5%
April 2022
Euro zone [+]7.1%
8.1%
July 2021
United Kingdom [+]4.0%
3.6%
February 2022
Germany [+]3.2%
2.7%
March 2022
France [+]7.2%
7.5%
March 2022
Japan [+]2.7%
2.4%
March 2022
Spain [+]11.9%
15.3%
March 2022
Italy [+]7.6%
9.2%
March 2022
Portugal [+]5.0%
6.4%
March 2022
Greece [+]10.2%
16.3%
March 2022
Ireland [+]4.9%
4.7%
April 2022
Austria [+]4.4%
4.1%
March 2022
Australia [+]4.2%
3.7%
March 2022
Belgium [+]6.6%
4.6%
March 2022
Bulgaria [+]4.6%
3.9%
March 2022
Canada [+]5.4%
5.1%
April 2022
Switzerland [+]4.5%
4.5%
December 2021
Chile [+]8.7%
7.3%
February 2022
Cyprus [+]5.3%
6.5%
March 2022
Czechia [+]2.0%
2.8%
March 2022
Denmark [+]4.3%
4.7%
March 2022
Estonia [+]5.7%
5.1%
March 2022
Finland [+]6.6%
6.3%
March 2022
Croatia [+]6.2%
6.9%
March 2022
Hungary [+]3.7%
2.7%
March 2022
Iceland [+]4.2%
4.5%
March 2022
Lithuania [+]8.0%
5.8%
March 2022
Luxembourg [+]4.2%
4.8%
March 2022
Latvia [+]7.5%
6.6%
March 2022
Malta [+]3.2%
2.8%
March 2022
Mexico [+]3.1%
2.8%
March 2022
Netherlands [+]3.1%
3.6%
March 2022
Norway [+]3.4%
2.8%
February 2022
Poland [+]3.0%
3.1%
March 2022
Romania [+]5.7%
5.8%
March 2022
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.8%
8.5%
March 2022
Slovenia [+]3.7%
4.4%
March 2022
Slovakia [+]6.6%
6.3%
March 2022
Turkey [+]9.6%
14.5%
November 2021
Uruguay [+]7.9%
11.1%
June 2021
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]32.8%
38.2%
December 2021
< 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