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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.9%
-0.20-0.50April 2018
Euro zone [+]8.5%
0-0.90March 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.2%
0-0.40March 2018
Germany [+]3.4%
-0.10-0.50March 2018
France [+]8.8%
-0.10-0.70March 2018
Japan [+]2.5%
0-0.30March 2018
Spain [+]16.1%
0-1.90March 2018
Italy [+]11.0%
0.10-0.50March 2018
Portugal [+]7.4%
-0.40-2.30March 2018
Greece [+]20.8%
0.20-1.70February 2018
Ireland [+]5.9%
-0.20-0.90April 2018
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.0%
-0.20-0.70March 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.03-0.35March 2018
Belgium [+]6.4%
0-1.20March 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.2%
-0.10-1.20March 2018
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]5.8%
0-0.70April 2018
Chile [+]6.9%
0.200.30February 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]9.1%
-0.50-3.20March 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.2%
-0.20-1.00March 2018
Denmark [+]4.8%
0-1.20March 2018
Estonia [+]6.5%
01.20February 2018
Finland [+]8.1%
-0.10-0.70April 2018
Croatia [+]9.4%
-0.20-2.40March 2018
Hungary [+]3.7%
0-0.60February 2018
Iceland [+]2.6%
-0.10-0.10March 2018
Lithuania [+]7.5%
0.200March 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.4%
0-0.40March 2018
Latvia [+]7.9%
-0.10-0.90March 2018
Malta [+]3.3%
-0.20-0.90March 2018
Mexico [+]2.9%
-0.27-0.25March 2018
Netherlands [+]3.9%
0-1.20April 2018
Norway [+]3.9%
-0.10-0.50February 2018
Poland [+]4.4%
0-0.70March 2018
Romania [+]4.5%
-0.10-0.70March 2018
Russia [+]5.0%
0-0.40March 2018
Sweden [+]6.2%
0.30-0.20March 2018
Slovenia [+]5.2%
-0.10-1.70March 2018
Slovakia [+]7.5%
0-1.00March 2018
Turkey [+]9.9%
0-1.90January 2018
Uruguay [+]8.5%
-0.82-0.54March 2018
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
0-1.00March 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.5%
9.5%
7.5%
March 2018
Euro zone [+]17.3%
17.9%
16.6%
March 2018
United Kingdom [+]12.1%
13.0%
11.1%
March 2018
Germany [+]6.1%
6.8%
5.2%
March 2018
France [+]21.5%
22.4%
20.3%
March 2018
Japan [+]3.8%
4.8%
2.8%
March 2018
Spain [+]35.0%
36.4%
33.2%
March 2018
Italy [+]31.7%
31.4%
36.7%
March 2018
Portugal [+]21.3%
21.9%
20.7%
March 2018
Greece [+]45.4%
39.1%
53.0%
February 2018
Ireland [+]12.0%
14.0%
9.6%
April 2018
Austria [+]10.1%
9.6%
10.7%
March 2018
Australia [+]12.5%
13.7%
11.3%
March 2018
Belgium [+]17.7%
18.1%
17.3%
March 2018
Bulgaria [+]10.4%
10.2%
10.6%
March 2018
Canada [+]11.1%
12.6%
9.4%
April 2018
Chile [+]16.3%
14.0%
19.5%
February 2018
Cyprus [+]23.1%
27.5%
19.7%
December 2017
Czech Republic [+]6.8%
6.1%
7.8%
March 2018
Denmark [+]9.5%
10.0%
9.2%
March 2018
Estonia [+]10.5%
7.5%
14.1%
February 2018
Finland [+]18.9%
19.3%
18.5%
April 2018
Croatia [+]23.3%
22.5%
24.6%
March 2018
Hungary [+]10.4%
9.0%
12.5%
February 2018
Iceland [+]6.4%
6.9%
5.8%
March 2018
Lithuania [+]14.0%
16.2%
11.4%
March 2018
Luxembourg [+]13.9%
15.9%
11.4%
March 2018
Latvia [+]15.2%
17.0%
13.0%
March 2018
Malta [+]8.8%
8.9%
8.7%
March 2018
Netherlands [+]6.9%
7.7%
6.0%
April 2018
Norway [+]8.4%
9.7%
7.0%
February 2018
Poland [+]13.8%
13.4%
14.4%
March 2018
Romania [+]19.7%
19.2%
20.5%
December 2017
Sweden [+]16.7%
18.4%
14.9%
March 2018
Slovenia [+]9.6%
10.3%
8.8%
March 2018
Slovakia [+]18.4%
17.2%
20.1%
March 2018
Turkey [+]18.5%
15.0%
17.2%
January 2018
Uruguay [+]25.7%
20.1%
33.9%
February 2018
South Africa [+]52.4%
March 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]4.1%
3.7%
April 2018
Euro zone [+]8.1%
8.9%
March 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.2%
4.2%
March 2018
Germany [+]3.9%
2.9%
March 2018
France [+]8.9%
8.7%
March 2018
Japan [+]2.7%
2.3%
March 2018
Spain [+]14.6%
17.9%
March 2018
Italy [+]9.9%
12.5%
March 2018
Portugal [+]7.2%
7.6%
March 2018
Greece [+]16.4%
26.2%
February 2018
Ireland [+]6.2%
5.5%
April 2018
Austria [+]5.1%
4.9%
March 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
5.6%
March 2018
Belgium [+]6.4%
6.3%
March 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.3%
5.0%
March 2018
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.3%
5.3%
April 2018
Chile [+]6.2%
7.9%
February 2018
Cyprus [+]9.1%
9.0%
March 2018
Czech Republic [+]1.8%
2.8%
March 2018
Denmark [+]4.4%
5.2%
March 2018
Estonia [+]6.8%
6.1%
February 2018
Finland [+]8.1%
8.1%
April 2018
Croatia [+]8.7%
10.2%
March 2018
Hungary [+]3.3%
4.2%
February 2018
Iceland [+]2.4%
2.8%
March 2018
Lithuania [+]8.8%
6.3%
March 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.5%
5.3%
March 2018
Latvia [+]8.7%
7.0%
March 2018
Malta [+]3.5%
3.1%
March 2018
Mexico [+]2.9%
3.0%
March 2018
Netherlands [+]3.8%
4.0%
April 2018
Norway [+]4.2%
3.5%
February 2018
Poland [+]4.3%
4.5%
March 2018
Romania [+]4.9%
4.1%
March 2018
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.1%
6.3%
March 2018
Slovenia [+]4.7%
5.7%
March 2018
Slovakia [+]6.9%
8.1%
March 2018
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]7.0%
10.3%
March 2018
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]25.1%
28.8%
March 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017

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