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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.7%
0-0.40October 2018
Euro zone [+]8.1%
0-0.80September 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.1%
0.10-0.20September 2018
Germany [+]3.4%
0-0.30September 2018
France [+]9.3%
0-0.10September 2018
Japan [+]2.3%
-0.10-0.50September 2018
Spain [+]14.9%
-0.10-1.80September 2018
Italy [+]10.1%
0.30-1.10September 2018
Portugal [+]6.6%
-0.30-1.90September 2018
Greece [+]18.9%
-0.10-1.90August 2018
Ireland [+]5.3%
-0.10-1.30October 2018
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.9%
0-0.50September 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
-0.03-0.35March 2018
Belgium [+]6.3%
-0.20-0.60September 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.3%
0-0.70September 2018
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]5.8%
-0.10-0.40October 2018
Chile [+]7.1%
-0.200.40August 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]7.4%
-0.10-2.80September 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.3%
0-0.30September 2018
Denmark [+]4.8%
0-0.80September 2018
Estonia [+]5.4%
0.100August 2018
Finland [+]7.3%
-0.10-1.10September 2018
Croatia [+]8.2%
-0.20-2.30September 2018
Hungary [+]3.8%
0.10-0.30August 2018
Iceland [+]2.6%
-0.10-0.40September 2018
Lithuania [+]6.2%
0-0.70September 2018
Luxembourg [+]5.0%
-0.20-0.50September 2018
Latvia [+]7.2%
-0.20-1.20September 2018
Malta [+]3.8%
0-0.40September 2018
Mexico [+]3.6%
0.130.00September 2018
Netherlands [+]3.7%
0-0.80October 2018
Norway [+]4.0%
0-0.10August 2018
Poland [+]3.4%
-0.10-1.30September 2018
Romania [+]4.1%
-0.20-0.70September 2018
Russia [+]4.5%
-0.10-0.50September 2018
Sweden [+]6.0%
-0.50-0.60October 2018
Slovenia [+]5.2%
-0.10-1.20September 2018
Slovakia [+]6.6%
0-1.20September 2018
Turkey [+]11.0%
0.100July 2018
Uruguay [+]8.7%
-0.381.07September 2018
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]27.5%
0-0.20September 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.5%
9.0%
8.0%
September 2018
Euro zone [+]16.8%
17.6%
15.9%
September 2018
United Kingdom [+]11.1%
11.9%
10.3%
September 2018
Germany [+]6.3%
7.2%
5.1%
September 2018
France [+]20.4%
21.5%
19.1%
September 2018
Japan [+]3.4%
4.0%
3.2%
September 2018
Spain [+]34.3%
35.7%
32.5%
September 2018
Italy [+]31.6%
30.1%
34.6%
September 2018
Portugal [+]19.6%
18.2%
21.4%
September 2018
Greece [+]36.8%
34.2%
40.0%
August 2018
Ireland [+]12.0%
12.6%
11.1%
October 2018
Austria [+]9.1%
9.5%
8.7%
September 2018
Australia [+]12.5%
13.7%
11.3%
March 2018
Belgium [+]18.9%
18.6%
19.2%
September 2018
Bulgaria [+]12.4%
12.2%
12.6%
September 2018
Canada [+]11.0%
13.1%
8.7%
October 2018
Chile [+]18.1%
18.7%
17.2%
August 2018
Cyprus [+]19.0%
24.4%
14.7%
June 2018
Czech Republic [+]6.3%
7.2%
5.0%
September 2018
Denmark [+]9.5%
10.5%
8.3%
September 2018
Estonia [+]16.7%
19.4%
13.8%
August 2018
Finland [+]17.5%
17.1%
18.0%
September 2018
Croatia [+]23.0%
20.6%
26.6%
September 2018
Hungary [+]10.0%
10.0%
10.0%
August 2018
Iceland [+]6.5%
6.7%
6.3%
September 2018
Lithuania [+]12.6%
13.7%
11.3%
September 2018
Luxembourg [+]12.2%
13.1%
11.3%
September 2018
Latvia [+]8.6%
8.7%
8.4%
September 2018
Malta [+]9.5%
10.2%
8.7%
September 2018
Netherlands [+]7.2%
7.6%
6.8%
October 2018
Norway [+]9.7%
11.0%
8.4%
August 2018
Poland [+]9.6%
11.1%
7.8%
September 2018
Romania [+]16.6%
17.4%
15.6%
June 2018
Sweden [+]17.1%
17.8%
16.3%
October 2018
Slovenia [+]8.5%
8.1%
9.1%
September 2018
Slovakia [+]14.5%
12.8%
17.4%
September 2018
Turkey [+]19.8%
15.0%
17.2%
July 2018
Uruguay [+]29.6%
26.3%
34.2%
August 2018
South Africa [+]52.8%
September 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.8%
3.7%
October 2018
Euro zone [+]7.8%
8.4%
September 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.2%
4.0%
September 2018
Germany [+]3.8%
2.9%
September 2018
France [+]9.4%
9.1%
September 2018
Japan [+]2.4%
2.3%
September 2018
Spain [+]13.5%
16.5%
September 2018
Italy [+]9.3%
11.1%
September 2018
Portugal [+]6.1%
7.1%
September 2018
Greece [+]15.0%
23.7%
August 2018
Ireland [+]5.5%
4.9%
October 2018
Austria [+]4.9%
5.0%
September 2018
Australia [+]5.5%
5.6%
March 2018
Belgium [+]6.4%
6.3%
September 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.9%
4.6%
September 2018
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.1%
5.4%
October 2018
Chile [+]6.8%
7.4%
August 2018
Cyprus [+]7.1%
7.8%
September 2018
Czech Republic [+]1.9%
2.7%
September 2018
Denmark [+]4.7%
4.9%
September 2018
Estonia [+]5.5%
5.3%
August 2018
Finland [+]7.1%
7.5%
September 2018
Croatia [+]7.9%
8.5%
September 2018
Hungary [+]3.5%
4.3%
August 2018
Iceland [+]2.8%
2.3%
September 2018
Lithuania [+]6.9%
5.6%
September 2018
Luxembourg [+]4.7%
5.4%
September 2018
Latvia [+]8.3%
6.2%
September 2018
Malta [+]3.8%
3.8%
September 2018
Mexico [+]3.4%
3.9%
September 2018
Netherlands [+]3.6%
3.7%
October 2018
Norway [+]4.4%
3.5%
August 2018
Poland [+]3.6%
3.1%
September 2018
Romania [+]4.7%
3.2%
September 2018
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.1%
5.9%
October 2018
Slovenia [+]5.1%
5.3%
September 2018
Slovakia [+]5.9%
7.4%
September 2018
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.6%
11.0%
September 2018
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]25.9%
29.4%
September 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