Unemployment

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Unemployment Rate: 2021 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2021 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]6.3%
-0.402.70January 2021
Euro zone [+]8.3%
00.90December 2020
United Kingdom [+]5.1%
0.101.30December 2020
Germany [+]4.6%
0.101.30December 2020
France [+]8.9%
0.100.70December 2020
Japan [+]2.9%
00.70December 2020
Spain [+]16.2%
0.102.50December 2020
Italy [+]9.0%
0.20-0.60December 2020
Portugal [+]6.5%
-0.60-0.20December 2020
Greece [+]16.2%
-0.50-0.40November 2020
Ireland [+]5.8%
-1.400.90January 2021
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.8%
0.301.50December 2020
Australia [+]7.5%
0.042.26July 2020
Belgium [+]5.8%
-0.300.60December 2020
Bulgaria [+]4.8%
-0.200.60December 2020
Brazil [+]13.9%
-0.202.90December 2020
Canada [+]9.4%
0.603.80January 2021
Switzerland [+]5.1%
-0.101.00December 2020
Chile [+]7.0%
0.100.25November 2019
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]7.3%
-0.501.00December 2020
Czech Republic [+]3.1%
0.201.10December 2020
Denmark [+]5.8%
0.100.80December 2020
Estonia [+]7.8%
-0.303.50November 2020
Finland [+]8.4%
0.601.80December 2020
Croatia [+]7.5%
01.10December 2020
Hungary [+]4.3%
-0.200.90November 2020
Iceland [+]6.1%
0.102.10December 2020
Lithuania [+]10.1%
-0.303.70December 2020
Luxembourg [+]6.7%
0.201.10December 2020
Latvia [+]8.2%
0.101.70December 2020
Malta [+]4.5%
00.90December 2020
Mexico [+]4.7%
0.930.94January 2021
Netherlands [+]3.6%
-0.300.60January 2021
Norway [+]5.0%
-0.201.00November 2020
Poland [+]3.3%
00.40December 2020
Romania [+]4.9%
-0.200.90December 2020
Russia [+]5.9%
-0.201.30December 2020
Sweden [+]8.9%
0.201.70January 2021
Slovenia [+]4.7%
-0.200.90December 2020
Slovakia [+]7.0%
-0.101.40December 2020
Turkey [+]12.9%
0.20-0.70October 2020
Uruguay [+]10.5%
1.992.09February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.4%
-0.900.30December 2018
South Africa [+]32.5%
03.40December 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2020
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]12.5%
13.1%
12.0%
December 2020
Euro zone [+]18.5%
18.8%
18.1%
December 2020
United Kingdom [+]14.4%
16.3%
12.4%
December 2020
Germany [+]6.1%
6.0%
6.3%
December 2020
France [+]23.4%
25.1%
21.4%
December 2020
Japan [+]5.1%
4.6%
3.0%
December 2020
Spain [+]40.7%
39.1%
42.7%
December 2020
Italy [+]29.7%
28.8%
33.1%
December 2020
Portugal [+]22.5%
22.5%
22.5%
December 2020
Greece [+]34.0%
29.7%
40.4%
November 2020
Ireland [+]15.7%
13.3%
18.2%
January 2021
Austria [+]11.0%
10.8%
11.1%
December 2020
Australia [+]16.3%
16.7%
16.3%
July 2020
Belgium [+]16.6%
17.1%
16.0%
December 2020
Bulgaria [+]14.0%
15.3%
11.9%
December 2020
Canada [+]19.7%
19.3%
20.1%
January 2021
Switzerland [+]7.6%
8.6%
6.6%
December 2020
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]21.3%
33.3%
9.4%
December 2020
Czech Republic [+]10.3%
9.3%
12.0%
December 2020
Denmark [+]12.9%
10.6%
9.7%
December 2020
Estonia [+]23.3%
24.8%
21.6%
November 2020
Finland [+]23.4%
26.2%
20.4%
December 2020
Croatia [+]21.6%
19.0%
25.8%
December 2020
Hungary [+]11.6%
10.4%
13.2%
November 2020
Iceland [+]10.3%
10.4%
10.2%
December 2020
Lithuania [+]26.9%
29.4%
24.4%
December 2020
Luxembourg [+]22.3%
25.0%
19.2%
December 2020
Latvia [+]15.7%
15.0%
16.7%
December 2020
Malta [+]11.0%
11.0%
11.0%
December 2020
Netherlands [+]9.1%
8.8%
9.4%
January 2021
Norway [+]11.5%
12.1%
10.9%
November 2020
Poland [+]11.5%
10.5%
13.0%
December 2020
Romania [+]19.0%
19.6%
17.9%
September 2020
Sweden [+]24.2%
26.0%
22.3%
January 2021
Slovenia [+]14.6%
12.6%
16.7%
December 2020
Slovakia [+]20.5%
19.9%
21.5%
December 2020
Turkey [+]24.6%
15.0%
17.2%
October 2020
Uruguay [+]26.3%
21.2%
32.7%
January 2019
South Africa [+]63.2%
December 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2020
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]6.4%
6.3%
January 2021
Euro zone [+]7.9%
8.8%
December 2020
United Kingdom [+]5.4%
4.8%
December 2020
Germany [+]4.5%
4.6%
December 2020
France [+]9.2%
8.6%
December 2020
Japan [+]3.1%
2.7%
December 2020
Spain [+]14.2%
18.4%
December 2020
Italy [+]8.3%
10.0%
December 2020
Portugal [+]6.4%
6.6%
December 2020
Greece [+]13.2%
20.0%
November 2020
Ireland [+]6.0%
5.6%
January 2021
Austria [+]5.9%
5.6%
December 2020
Australia [+]7.5%
7.5%
July 2020
Belgium [+]6.3%
5.3%
December 2020
Bulgaria [+]5.5%
4.0%
December 2020
Canada [+]9.2%
9.7%
January 2021
Switzerland [+]4.7%
5.5%
December 2020
Chile [+]7.7%
7.3%
November 2019
Cyprus [+]6.9%
7.7%
December 2020
Czech Republic [+]2.7%
3.6%
December 2020
Denmark [+]5.6%
6.1%
December 2020
Estonia [+]8.4%
7.1%
November 2020
Finland [+]9.0%
7.8%
December 2020
Croatia [+]7.1%
8.1%
December 2020
Hungary [+]4.1%
4.6%
November 2020
Iceland [+]6.4%
5.6%
December 2020
Lithuania [+]10.5%
9.7%
December 2020
Luxembourg [+]6.8%
6.6%
December 2020
Latvia [+]9.3%
7.2%
December 2020
Malta [+]4.6%
4.4%
December 2020
Mexico [+]4.8%
4.7%
January 2021
Netherlands [+]3.5%
3.7%
January 2021
Norway [+]5.3%
4.7%
November 2020
Poland [+]3.1%
3.5%
December 2020
Romania [+]5.1%
4.6%
December 2020
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]8.8%
8.9%
January 2021
Slovenia [+]3.6%
5.9%
December 2020
Slovakia [+]6.8%
7.2%
December 2020
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]8.8%
12.4%
February 2020
Venezuela [+]6.2%
6.6%
December 2018
South Africa [+]31.0%
34.3%
December 2020
< Unemployment Rate 2020

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