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Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.7%
0-0.20July 2019
Euro zone [+]7.5%
-0.10-0.70June 2019
United Kingdom [+]3.9%
0.10-0.10June 2019
Germany [+]3.1%
0-0.30June 2019
France [+]8.7%
0.10-0.30June 2019
Japan [+]2.3%
-0.10-0.10June 2019
Spain [+]14.0%
-0.10-1.10June 2019
Italy [+]9.7%
-0.10-1.10June 2019
Portugal [+]6.7%
0.10-0.20June 2019
Greece [+]17.6%
-0.60-2.20April 2019
Ireland [+]4.6%
0.10-1.20July 2019
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.5%
-0.10-0.40June 2019
Australia [+]5.2%
0.00-0.04July 2019
Belgium [+]5.6%
0.10-0.50June 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.4%
-0.10-0.80June 2019
Brazil [+]12.0%
-0.30-0.40June 2019
Canada [+]5.7%
0.20-0.10July 2019
Chile [+]6.8%
-0.240.37October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]6.5%
-0.10-1.80June 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.9%
-0.20-0.40June 2019
Denmark [+]4.8%
-0.10-0.20June 2019
Estonia [+]5.0%
00May 2019
Finland [+]6.6%
0-0.90June 2019
Croatia [+]7.1%
0-1.50June 2019
Hungary [+]3.4%
0-0.30May 2019
Iceland [+]3.5%
0.100.60May 2019
Lithuania [+]5.7%
-0.10-0.50June 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.8%
0.100.20June 2019
Latvia [+]6.5%
0.10-1.10June 2019
Malta [+]3.4%
-0.10-0.50June 2019
Mexico [+]3.6%
0.050.18June 2019
Netherlands [+]3.4%
0-0.40July 2019
Norway [+]3.4%
0.10-0.50May 2019
Poland [+]3.8%
00June 2019
Romania [+]4.0%
0.10-0.20June 2019
Russia [+]4.4%
-0.10-0.30June 2019
Sweden [+]6.6%
0.200.30June 2019
Slovenia [+]4.4%
0-0.90June 2019
Slovakia [+]5.4%
0-1.30June 2019
Turkey [+]13.8%
0.103.50April 2019
Uruguay [+]9.8%
1.041.84June 2019
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]29.0%
01.80June 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.1%
9.1%
7.1%
June 2019
Euro zone [+]15.4%
15.9%
14.9%
June 2019
United Kingdom [+]11.6%
13.8%
9.3%
June 2019
Germany [+]5.5%
6.2%
4.5%
June 2019
France [+]20.1%
20.8%
19.3%
June 2019
Japan [+]3.8%
4.6%
3.0%
June 2019
Spain [+]32.4%
30.8%
34.3%
June 2019
Italy [+]28.1%
29.7%
33.6%
June 2019
Portugal [+]18.9%
16.8%
21.2%
June 2019
Greece [+]39.6%
36.6%
43.0%
March 2019
Ireland [+]10.3%
11.5%
9.0%
July 2019
Austria [+]8.9%
9.2%
8.4%
June 2019
Australia [+]11.9%
13.2%
10.6%
July 2019
Belgium [+]14.8%
17.0%
12.3%
June 2019
Bulgaria [+]12.0%
12.6%
11.1%
June 2019
Canada [+]11.4%
12.2%
10.6%
July 2019
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]16.4%
19.0%
14.3%
March 2019
Czech Republic [+]6.6%
6.2%
7.0%
June 2019
Denmark [+]8.1%
8.5%
8.2%
June 2019
Estonia [+]13.5%
12.4%
14.6%
May 2019
Finland [+]16.6%
18.9%
14.2%
June 2019
Croatia [+]20.3%
17.8%
23.9%
June 2019
Hungary [+]11.5%
12.4%
10.1%
May 2019
Iceland [+]7.5%
9.3%
5.6%
May 2019
Lithuania [+]10.1%
11.1%
9.0%
June 2019
Luxembourg [+]14.6%
16.8%
12.0%
June 2019
Latvia [+]10.3%
9.5%
11.4%
June 2019
Malta [+]9.3%
10.3%
8.2%
June 2019
Netherlands [+]6.7%
7.4%
6.1%
July 2019
Norway [+]9.4%
9.3%
9.4%
May 2019
Poland [+]10.9%
10.3%
11.7%
June 2019
Romania [+]15.4%
14.7%
16.4%
March 2019
Sweden [+]16.4%
18.4%
14.3%
June 2019
Slovenia [+]10.7%
9.5%
12.5%
June 2019
Slovakia [+]12.3%
11.2%
14.1%
June 2019
Turkey [+]25.4%
15.0%
17.2%
April 2019
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]56.4%
June 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.7%
3.7%
July 2019
Euro zone [+]7.2%
7.9%
June 2019
United Kingdom [+]4.1%
3.6%
June 2019
Germany [+]3.4%
2.7%
June 2019
France [+]8.6%
8.8%
June 2019
Japan [+]2.6%
2.0%
June 2019
Spain [+]12.5%
15.7%
June 2019
Italy [+]9.0%
10.7%
June 2019
Portugal [+]6.1%
7.3%
June 2019
Greece [+]14.5%
21.7%
April 2019
Ireland [+]4.7%
4.3%
July 2019
Austria [+]4.5%
4.5%
June 2019
Australia [+]5.2%
5.2%
July 2019
Belgium [+]6.1%
5.1%
June 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.8%
4.1%
June 2019
Canada [+]6.0%
5.3%
July 2019
Chile [+]6.5%
7.3%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]5.5%
7.6%
June 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.6%
2.4%
June 2019
Denmark [+]4.6%
4.9%
June 2019
Estonia [+]4.6%
5.5%
May 2019
Finland [+]7.0%
6.0%
June 2019
Croatia [+]6.6%
7.7%
June 2019
Hungary [+]3.5%
3.4%
May 2019
Iceland [+]4.2%
2.7%
May 2019
Lithuania [+]5.9%
5.6%
June 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.6%
6.0%
June 2019
Latvia [+]6.8%
6.3%
June 2019
Malta [+]3.2%
3.7%
June 2019
Mexico [+]3.5%
3.6%
June 2019
Netherlands [+]3.4%
3.4%
July 2019
Norway [+]3.6%
3.2%
May 2019
Poland [+]3.4%
4.3%
June 2019
Romania [+]4.4%
3.3%
June 2019
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.8%
6.3%
June 2019
Slovenia [+]3.7%
5.3%
June 2019
Slovakia [+]5.1%
5.7%
June 2019
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]8.6%
11.1%
June 2019
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]27.1%
31.3%
June 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