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Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2020 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]10.2%
-0.906.50July 2020
Euro zone [+]7.8%
0.400.30June 2020
United Kingdom [+]3.9%
00.10May 2020
Germany [+]4.2%
0.101.10June 2020
France [+]7.7%
-0.40-0.80June 2020
Japan [+]2.9%
0.300.50May 2020
Spain [+]15.6%
1.101.40June 2020
Italy [+]8.8%
1.00-1.00June 2020
Portugal [+]7.0%
1.500.40June 2020
Greece [+]15.5%
1.10-2.10April 2020
Ireland [+]5.3%
-0.300.20June 2020
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.7%
0.301.20June 2020
Australia [+]7.4%
0.362.21June 2020
Belgium [+]5.5%
0.100.10June 2020
Bulgaria [+]4.4%
-0.200.40June 2020
Brazil [+]13.3%
0.401.30June 2020
Canada [+]10.9%
-1.405.20July 2020
Switzerland [+]4.4%
0.30-0.20March 2020
Chile [+]7.0%
0.100.25November 2019
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]9.8%
-0.402.60June 2020
Czech Republic [+]2.6%
0.200.70June 2020
Denmark [+]5.8%
0.801.10June 2020
Estonia [+]7.0%
1.002.00May 2020
Finland [+]7.3%
0.300.60June 2020
Croatia [+]8.8%
-0.102.20June 2020
Hungary [+]4.8%
0.701.40May 2020
Iceland [+]4.5%
01.10June 2020
Lithuania [+]9.4%
0.103.20June 2020
Luxembourg [+]7.7%
02.00June 2020
Latvia [+]10.1%
0.303.70June 2020
Malta [+]4.2%
00.90June 2020
Mexico [+]2.9%
-0.63-0.31March 2020
Netherlands [+]4.3%
0.700.90June 2020
Norway [+]4.6%
0.501.20May 2020
Poland [+]3.0%
0-0.30June 2020
Romania [+]5.2%
01.40June 2020
Russia [+]6.2%
0.101.80June 2020
Sweden [+]9.2%
0.702.70June 2020
Slovenia [+]4.8%
00.30June 2020
Slovakia [+]6.6%
0.100.80June 2020
Turkey [+]13.6%
0.70-0.20April 2020
Uruguay [+]10.5%
1.992.09February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]30.1%
02.50March 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2019
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]20.7%
20.2%
21.2%
June 2020
Euro zone [+]17.0%
17.0%
16.9%
June 2020
United Kingdom [+]12.5%
13.0%
12.0%
May 2020
Germany [+]5.6%
5.7%
5.5%
June 2020
France [+]21.2%
22.4%
19.9%
June 2020
Japan [+]5.1%
4.6%
3.0%
May 2020
Spain [+]40.8%
39.0%
43.1%
June 2020
Italy [+]27.6%
26.6%
29.8%
June 2020
Portugal [+]25.6%
21.8%
30.0%
June 2020
Greece [+]33.6%
30.9%
36.6%
April 2020
Ireland [+]12.8%
14.1%
11.4%
June 2020
Austria [+]10.6%
12.0%
9.1%
June 2020
Australia [+]16.1%
16.3%
15.4%
May 2020
Belgium [+]13.0%
12.3%
13.8%
June 2020
Bulgaria [+]10.1%
9.7%
10.7%
June 2020
Canada [+]24.2%
26.7%
21.3%
July 2020
Switzerland [+]7.7%
7.9%
7.6%
March 2020
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]19.6%
21.2%
18.3%
June 2020
Czech Republic [+]8.2%
7.3%
9.7%
June 2020
Denmark [+]12.1%
10.6%
9.9%
June 2020
Estonia [+]17.9%
14.1%
22.2%
May 2020
Finland [+]19.4%
21.3%
17.6%
June 2020
Croatia [+]23.7%
22.1%
26.1%
June 2020
Hungary [+]15.9%
12.4%
20.4%
May 2020
Iceland [+]11.0%
13.5%
8.5%
June 2020
Lithuania [+]18.9%
20.5%
16.7%
June 2020
Luxembourg [+]26.7%
27.4%
25.7%
June 2020
Latvia [+]18.4%
15.9%
21.7%
June 2020
Malta [+]11.8%
14.3%
8.9%
June 2020
Netherlands [+]10.7%
11.3%
10.1%
June 2020
Norway [+]11.8%
11.7%
11.9%
May 2020
Poland [+]9.5%
9.3%
9.8%
June 2020
Romania [+]17.4%
17.8%
16.7%
March 2020
Sweden [+]28.7%
28.7%
28.7%
June 2020
Slovenia [+]11.2%
10.1%
12.5%
June 2020
Slovakia [+]18.1%
17.5%
19.2%
June 2020
Turkey [+]26.7%
15.0%
17.2%
April 2020
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]59.0%
March 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2019
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]9.8%
10.6%
July 2020
Euro zone [+]7.4%
8.3%
June 2020
United Kingdom [+]4.0%
3.8%
May 2020
Germany [+]4.3%
4.2%
June 2020
France [+]7.2%
8.3%
June 2020
Japan [+]3.2%
2.5%
May 2020
Spain [+]14.4%
17.1%
June 2020
Italy [+]8.0%
10.0%
June 2020
Portugal [+]6.8%
7.2%
June 2020
Greece [+]12.8%
19.0%
April 2020
Ireland [+]5.2%
5.4%
June 2020
Austria [+]6.4%
5.0%
June 2020
Australia [+]7.6%
7.3%
June 2020
Belgium [+]5.9%
5.1%
June 2020
Bulgaria [+]4.6%
4.1%
June 2020
Canada [+]11.3%
10.4%
July 2020
Switzerland [+]4.2%
4.7%
March 2020
Chile [+]7.7%
7.3%
November 2019
Cyprus [+]9.7%
10.0%
June 2020
Czech Republic [+]2.5%
2.7%
June 2020
Denmark [+]5.3%
6.4%
June 2020
Estonia [+]6.6%
7.5%
May 2020
Finland [+]7.6%
7.0%
June 2020
Croatia [+]8.2%
9.4%
June 2020
Hungary [+]4.4%
5.3%
May 2020
Iceland [+]4.6%
4.4%
June 2020
Lithuania [+]10.3%
8.5%
June 2020
Luxembourg [+]7.9%
7.6%
June 2020
Latvia [+]10.8%
9.4%
June 2020
Malta [+]3.8%
4.9%
June 2020
Mexico [+]2.9%
3.0%
March 2020
Netherlands [+]4.2%
4.5%
June 2020
Norway [+]4.8%
4.5%
May 2020
Poland [+]3.0%
3.1%
June 2020
Romania [+]5.5%
5.0%
June 2020
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]9.4%
9.1%
June 2020
Slovenia [+]4.2%
5.5%
June 2020
Slovakia [+]6.5%
6.7%
June 2020
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]8.8%
12.4%
February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]28.3%
32.4%
March 2020
< 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