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Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2019 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.5%
-0.20-0.20September 2019
Euro zone [+]7.4%
-0.10-0.60August 2019
United Kingdom [+]3.8%
-0.10-0.20July 2019
Germany [+]3.1%
0.10-0.30August 2019
France [+]8.5%
0-0.50August 2019
Japan [+]2.2%
-0.10-0.30July 2019
Spain [+]13.8%
-0.10-1.20August 2019
Italy [+]9.5%
-0.40-0.60August 2019
Portugal [+]6.2%
-0.30-0.80August 2019
Greece [+]17.0%
-0.20-2.20June 2019
Ireland [+]5.3%
0.10-0.30September 2019
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.5%
0.10-0.40August 2019
Australia [+]5.3%
0.02-0.03August 2019
Belgium [+]5.5%
-0.20-0.20August 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.0%
-0.50-1.20August 2019
Brazil [+]11.8%
0-0.30August 2019
Canada [+]5.5%
-0.20-0.40September 2019
Chile [+]6.8%
-0.240.37October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]6.8%
-0.20-1.40August 2019
Czech Republic [+]2.0%
-0.10-0.30August 2019
Denmark [+]5.0%
0.400.20August 2019
Estonia [+]4.2%
-0.40-0.90July 2019
Finland [+]6.8%
0.10-0.40August 2019
Croatia [+]6.9%
-0.20-1.20August 2019
Hungary [+]3.4%
-0.10-0.30July 2019
Iceland [+]3.4%
00.70August 2019
Lithuania [+]6.6%
0.200.50August 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.7%
00August 2019
Latvia [+]6.4%
-0.10-0.70August 2019
Malta [+]3.3%
-0.10-0.30August 2019
Mexico [+]3.7%
0.020.27August 2019
Netherlands [+]3.5%
0.10-0.40August 2019
Norway [+]3.8%
0.20-0.20July 2019
Poland [+]3.3%
0-0.70August 2019
Romania [+]3.8%
-0.10-0.20August 2019
Russia [+]4.3%
-0.20-0.30August 2019
Sweden [+]7.4%
0.300.80August 2019
Slovenia [+]4.2%
-0.30-1.00August 2019
Slovakia [+]5.5%
0.20-0.80August 2019
Turkey [+]14.0%
03.10June 2019
Uruguay [+]9.1%
-0.070.03August 2019
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]29.0%
01.80June 2019
< Unemployment Rate 2018
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.6%
9.5%
7.7%
August 2019
Euro zone [+]15.4%
15.8%
15.0%
August 2019
United Kingdom [+]11.4%
13.3%
9.4%
July 2019
Germany [+]5.7%
6.5%
4.7%
August 2019
France [+]19.2%
20.1%
18.2%
August 2019
Japan [+]3.4%
4.6%
3.0%
July 2019
Spain [+]32.2%
29.6%
35.3%
August 2019
Italy [+]27.1%
27.4%
31.1%
August 2019
Portugal [+]17.6%
13.3%
22.7%
August 2019
Greece [+]33.0%
33.5%
32.3%
June 2019
Ireland [+]14.8%
18.4%
10.9%
September 2019
Austria [+]9.9%
10.1%
9.6%
August 2019
Australia [+]11.7%
12.7%
10.5%
August 2019
Belgium [+]14.8%
17.0%
12.3%
June 2019
Bulgaria [+]8.2%
7.9%
8.7%
August 2019
Canada [+]11.9%
14.1%
9.8%
September 2019
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]16.6%
21.7%
12.3%
June 2019
Czech Republic [+]5.1%
4.7%
5.7%
August 2019
Denmark [+]9.7%
8.5%
8.2%
August 2019
Estonia [+]13.6%
12.4%
14.9%
July 2019
Finland [+]17.1%
18.4%
15.7%
August 2019
Croatia [+]20.3%
17.8%
23.9%
June 2019
Hungary [+]9.9%
10.9%
8.4%
July 2019
Iceland [+]8.0%
10.4%
5.5%
August 2019
Lithuania [+]12.3%
14.6%
9.5%
August 2019
Luxembourg [+]14.1%
15.4%
12.6%
August 2019
Latvia [+]12.1%
15.6%
8.9%
August 2019
Malta [+]8.4%
9.5%
7.1%
August 2019
Netherlands [+]6.9%
7.6%
6.3%
August 2019
Norway [+]10.3%
10.1%
10.4%
July 2019
Poland [+]10.4%
9.9%
11.0%
August 2019
Romania [+]16.2%
15.1%
18.0%
June 2019
Sweden [+]21.4%
23.5%
19.2%
August 2019
Slovenia [+]10.7%
9.5%
12.5%
June 2019
Slovakia [+]15.1%
13.7%
17.3%
August 2019
Turkey [+]25.7%
15.0%
17.2%
June 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 [+]3.6%
3.4%
September 2019
Euro zone [+]7.1%
7.8%
August 2019
United Kingdom [+]4.0%
3.6%
July 2019
Germany [+]3.4%
2.7%
August 2019
France [+]8.5%
8.6%
August 2019
Japan [+]2.4%
2.1%
July 2019
Spain [+]12.3%
15.6%
August 2019
Italy [+]8.7%
10.5%
August 2019
Portugal [+]5.2%
7.1%
August 2019
Greece [+]13.9%
20.9%
June 2019
Ireland [+]5.5%
4.9%
September 2019
Austria [+]4.6%
4.3%
August 2019
Australia [+]5.3%
5.2%
August 2019
Belgium [+]5.8%
5.2%
August 2019
Bulgaria [+]4.2%
3.7%
August 2019
Canada [+]5.8%
5.1%
September 2019
Chile [+]6.5%
7.3%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]6.4%
7.3%
August 2019
Czech Republic [+]1.6%
2.5%
August 2019
Denmark [+]4.7%
5.4%
August 2019
Estonia [+]3.5%
5.0%
July 2019
Finland [+]7.4%
6.1%
August 2019
Croatia [+]6.3%
7.6%
August 2019
Hungary [+]3.3%
3.5%
July 2019
Iceland [+]3.8%
3.0%
August 2019
Lithuania [+]7.3%
5.8%
August 2019
Luxembourg [+]5.6%
5.9%
August 2019
Latvia [+]7.7%
5.2%
August 2019
Malta [+]3.2%
3.5%
August 2019
Mexico [+]3.9%
3.6%
August 2019
Netherlands [+]3.5%
3.5%
August 2019
Norway [+]4.1%
3.6%
July 2019
Poland [+]3.2%
3.5%
August 2019
Romania [+]4.3%
3.2%
August 2019
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.6%
7.1%
August 2019
Slovenia [+]4.0%
4.5%
August 2019
Slovakia [+]5.5%
5.5%
August 2019
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]8.2%
10.1%
August 2019
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
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