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Unemployment: 2015 Countries
Unemployment: 2015 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2014Unemployment 2016 >
United States [+]5.0%
0-0.60December 2015
Euro zone [+]10.4%
-0.10-0.90December 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.1%
0-0.60December 2015
Germany [+]4.4%
-0.10-0.50December 2015
France [+]10.2%
0-0.20December 2015
Japan [+]3.3%
0-0.10December 2015
Spain [+]20.8%
-0.10-2.80December 2015
Italy [+]11.6%
0.20-0.70December 2015
Portugal [+]12.2%
0-1.40December 2015
Greece [+]24.0%
-0.63-1.96December 2015
Ireland [+]8.9%
-0.20-1.30December 2015
Argentina [+]6.6%
-0.50-0.90June 2015
Austria [+]6.0%
0.100.40December 2015
Australia [+]5.8%
-0.08-0.35December 2015
Belgium [+]8.7%
00.20December 2015
Bulgaria [+]7.9%
0-2.40December 2015
Brazil [+]6.9%
-0.602.60December 2015
Canada [+]7.1%
00.40December 2015
Chile [+]5.8%
0-0.40December 2015
Colombia [+]8.6%
1.32-0.13December 2015
Cyprus [+]13.0%
-0.10-3.60December 2015
Czech Republic [+]4.5%
0-1.30December 2015
Denmark [+]6.0%
0-0.20December 2015
Estonia [+]6.4%
-0.100December 2015
Finland [+]9.3%
00.30December 2015
Croatia [+]15.1%
-0.30-1.70December 2015
Hungary [+]6.2%
-0.10-1.20December 2015
Iceland [+]3.4%
-0.10-1.10December 2015
Lithuania [+]8.8%
-0.20-1.50December 2015
Luxembourg [+]6.5%
00.30December 2015
Latvia [+]10.0%
0-0.10December 2015
Malta [+]5.2%
-0.10-0.50December 2015
Mexico [+]4.0%
0.000.21December 2015
Netherlands [+]6.6%
-0.10-0.60December 2015
Norway [+]4.6%
00.80December 2015
Poland [+]6.9%
-0.10-1.30December 2015
Romania [+]6.6%
00December 2015
Russia [+]5.8%
00.50December 2015
Sweden [+]7.2%
0.30-0.30December 2015
Slovenia [+]8.3%
0-1.10December 2015
Slovakia [+]10.7%
-0.20-1.70December 2015
Turkey [+]10.2%
-0.10-0.10December 2015
Uruguay [+]7.4%
-0.540.92December 2015
Venezuela [+]6.0%
-0.100.50December 2015
South Africa [+]24.5%
00.20December 2015
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2014Unemployment 2016 >
United States [+]11.30%
12.10%
10.30%
December 2015
Euro zone [+]21.70%
22.50%
20.80%
December 2015
United Kingdom [+]13.57%
14.82%
12.27%
December 2015
Germany [+]7.10%
7.70%
6.40%
December 2015
France [+]24.70%
25.70%
23.50%
December 2015
Japan [+]5.20%
5.90%
4.50%
December 2015
Spain [+]45.90%
45.00%
46.80%
December 2015
Italy [+]38.00%
38.10%
38.70%
December 2015
Portugal [+]30.20%
30.40%
30.00%
December 2015
Greece [+]50.10%
45.20%
55.50%
December 2015
Ireland [+]19.40%
22.80%
15.40%
December 2015
Austria [+]11.60%
13.00%
10.00%
December 2015
Australia [+]12.09%
13.80%
10.56%
December 2015
Belgium [+]25.00%
26.40%
23.30%
December 2015
Bulgaria [+]20.60%
20.00%
21.60%
December 2015
Canada [+]13.00%
15.10%
10.90%
December 2015
Chile [+]15.39%
13.91%
17.75%
December 2015
Cyprus [+]29.40%
31.70%
27.40%
December 2015
Czech Republic [+]10.80%
9.40%
12.80%
December 2015
Denmark [+]10.90%
12.00%
9.40%
December 2015
Estonia [+]18.30%
22.70%
12.80%
December 2015
Finland [+]21.70%
24.30%
19.30%
December 2015
Croatia [+]38.20%
36.50%
40.50%
December 2015
Hungary [+]14.80%
15.20%
14.20%
December 2015
Iceland [+]7.40%
9.20%
5.50%
December 2015
Lithuania [+]13.50%
13.20%
13.80%
December 2015
Luxembourg [+]17.70%
17.50%
18.00%
December 2015
Latvia [+]19.20%
22.50%
15.00%
December 2015
Malta [+]10.50%
12.50%
8.20%
December 2015
Netherlands [+]11.20%
11.50%
10.80%
December 2015
Norway [+]10.10%
11.60%
8.40%
December 2015
Poland [+]20.00%
19.90%
20.20%
December 2015
Romania [+]20.90%
19.40%
23.20%
December 2015
Sweden [+]19.10%
20.30%
17.90%
December 2015
Slovenia [+]16.60%
19.60%
12.80%
December 2015
Slovakia [+]25.20%
23.30%
28.50%
December 2015
Turkey [+]18.20%
15.00%
17.20%
December 2015
Uruguay [+]22.97%
20.57%
26.19%
December 2015
South Africa [+]50.40%
December 2015
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2014Unemployment 2016 >
United States [+]5.20%
4.80%
December 2015
Euro zone [+]10.20%
10.70%
December 2015
United Kingdom [+]5.20%
5.00%
December 2015
Germany [+]4.70%
4.20%
December 2015
France [+]10.50%
9.80%
December 2015
Japan [+]3.70%
2.90%
December 2015
Spain [+]19.30%
22.50%
December 2015
Italy [+]11.20%
12.10%
December 2015
Portugal [+]12.10%
12.30%
December 2015
Greece [+]20.70%
28.20%
December 2015
Ireland [+]10.70%
6.80%
December 2015
Austria [+]6.40%
5.60%
December 2015
Australia [+]5.70%
5.83%
December 2015
Belgium [+]9.20%
8.10%
December 2015
Bulgaria [+]8.30%
7.50%
December 2015
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.80%
6.40%
December 2015
Chile [+]5.40%
6.40%
December 2015
Cyprus [+]13.40%
12.50%
December 2015
Czech Republic [+]3.70%
5.50%
December 2015
Denmark [+]5.90%
6.10%
December 2015
Estonia [+]7.00%
5.90%
December 2015
Finland [+]9.80%
8.70%
December 2015
Croatia [+]14.50%
15.70%
December 2015
Hungary [+]6.00%
6.40%
December 2015
Iceland [+]3.60%
3.10%
December 2015
Lithuania [+]9.60%
7.90%
December 2015
Luxembourg [+]6.00%
7.10%
December 2015
Latvia [+]11.20%
8.80%
December 2015
Malta [+]5.10%
5.40%
December 2015
Mexico [+]4.02%
3.88%
December 2015
Netherlands [+]6.20%
7.00%
December 2015
Norway [+]5.10%
4.00%
December 2015
Poland [+]6.80%
7.00%
December 2015
Romania [+]7.30%
5.70%
December 2015
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.50%
6.90%
December 2015
Slovenia [+]7.80%
9.00%
December 2015
Slovakia [+]9.30%
12.30%
December 2015
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.49%
8.46%
December 2015
Venezuela [+]5.40%
6.90%
December 2015
South Africa [+]22.50%
26.90%
December 2015

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