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Unemployment: 2016 Countries
Unemployment: 2016 Countries
CountriesUnemp. rateCh.Ann. ch.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.7%
0.10-0.30December 2016
Euro zone [+]9.6%
-0.10-0.80December 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.8%
0-0.30December 2016
Germany [+]3.9%
-0.10-0.50December 2016
France [+]9.9%
-0.10-0.30December 2016
Japan [+]3.1%
0-0.20December 2016
Spain [+]18.5%
-0.20-2.30December 2016
Italy [+]11.8%
-0.100.20December 2016
Portugal [+]10.1%
-0.40-2.10December 2016
Greece [+]23.4%
0-0.56December 2016
Ireland [+]6.9%
-0.10-2.00December 2016
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.7%
-0.10-0.30December 2016
Australia [+]5.8%
0.110.07December 2016
Belgium [+]7.2%
0-1.50December 2016
Bulgaria [+]6.7%
-0.10-1.30December 2016
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]6.9%
0.10-0.20December 2016
Chile [+]6.2%
0.100.40December 2016
Colombia [+]8.7%
1.230.15December 2016
Cyprus [+]13.1%
-0.200.20December 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.5%
-0.20-1.00December 2016
Denmark [+]6.1%
-0.200.10December 2016
Estonia [+]6.3%
-0.30-0.10December 2016
Finland [+]8.7%
-0.10-0.60December 2016
Croatia [+]12.2%
-0.10-2.90December 2016
Hungary [+]4.3%
-0.20-1.90December 2016
Iceland [+]2.8%
-0.10-0.50December 2016
Lithuania [+]7.6%
0.20-1.20December 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.3%
0.10-0.20December 2016
Latvia [+]9.4%
0-0.60December 2016
Malta [+]4.2%
0-0.90December 2016
Mexico [+]3.4%
-0.14-0.59December 2016
Netherlands [+]5.4%
-0.20-1.20December 2016
Norway [+]4.4%
-0.30-0.20December 2016
Poland [+]5.5%
-0.10-1.40December 2016
Romania [+]5.5%
0-1.10December 2016
Russia [+]5.3%
-0.10-0.50December 2016
Sweden [+]6.9%
0.10-0.30December 2016
Slovenia [+]7.8%
-0.10-0.50December 2016
Slovakia [+]8.9%
-0.10-1.80December 2016
Turkey [+]11.7%
01.50December 2016
Uruguay [+]7.7%
-0.000.35December 2016
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.30March 2016
Unemployment: Youth Unemployment
CountriesYouthMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]10.00%
11.40%
8.40%
December 2016
Euro zone [+]20.30%
20.70%
19.80%
December 2016
United Kingdom [+]12.58%
14.84%
10.15%
December 2016
Germany [+]6.80%
7.60%
5.90%
December 2016
France [+]23.60%
24.10%
23.00%
December 2016
Japan [+]4.80%
5.20%
4.30%
December 2016
Spain [+]42.20%
42.40%
42.00%
December 2016
Italy [+]39.00%
37.00%
41.30%
December 2016
Portugal [+]26.10%
25.30%
27.00%
December 2016
Greece [+]46.60%
43.00%
50.50%
December 2016
Ireland [+]15.30%
16.50%
14.10%
December 2016
Austria [+]10.30%
10.80%
9.80%
December 2016
Australia [+]13.28%
14.92%
11.70%
December 2016
Belgium [+]19.70%
22.40%
16.30%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]14.40%
13.80%
15.20%
December 2016
Canada [+]12.60%
13.10%
12.00%
December 2016
Chile [+]15.67%
14.92%
16.79%
December 2016
Cyprus [+]28.70%
23.20%
33.30%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]10.50%
10.30%
10.80%
December 2016
Denmark [+]12.50%
13.50%
11.90%
December 2016
Estonia [+]13.30%
11.50%
15.30%
December 2016
Finland [+]20.30%
21.20%
19.40%
December 2016
Croatia [+]30.20%
29.90%
30.70%
December 2016
Hungary [+]11.40%
11.50%
11.20%
December 2016
Iceland [+]6.50%
7.30%
5.70%
December 2016
Lithuania [+]15.40%
18.10%
11.80%
December 2016
Luxembourg [+]18.40%
21.40%
15.50%
December 2016
Latvia [+]16.90%
21.80%
10.90%
December 2016
Malta [+]12.30%
10.60%
14.40%
December 2016
Netherlands [+]10.20%
10.60%
9.80%
December 2016
Norway [+]10.40%
11.20%
9.40%
December 2016
Poland [+]15.40%
15.30%
15.60%
December 2016
Romania [+]20.40%
19.60%
21.60%
December 2016
Sweden [+]19.10%
19.70%
18.50%
December 2016
Slovenia [+]14.00%
13.20%
15.10%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]19.80%
17.80%
23.10%
December 2016
Turkey [+]21.60%
15.00%
17.20%
December 2016
Uruguay [+]23.33%
22.11%
25.19%
December 2016
South Africa [+]54.50%
March 2016
Unemployment: By sex
CountriesMenWom.Month
< Unemployment 2015
United States [+]4.80%
4.60%
December 2016
Euro zone [+]9.30%
10.00%
December 2016
United Kingdom [+]4.90%
4.60%
December 2016
Germany [+]4.40%
3.40%
December 2016
France [+]10.00%
9.80%
December 2016
Japan [+]3.40%
2.70%
December 2016
Spain [+]17.10%
20.20%
December 2016
Italy [+]10.80%
13.10%
December 2016
Portugal [+]10.00%
10.30%
December 2016
Greece [+]19.80%
28.00%
December 2016
Ireland [+]7.60%
6.20%
December 2016
Austria [+]6.20%
5.10%
December 2016
Australia [+]5.85%
5.79%
December 2016
Belgium [+]7.70%
6.70%
December 2016
Bulgaria [+]6.90%
6.40%
December 2016
Brazil [+]6.40%
8.80%
August 2015
Canada [+]7.30%
6.40%
December 2016
Chile [+]6.00%
6.50%
December 2016
Cyprus [+]12.30%
14.10%
December 2016
Czech Republic [+]3.10%
4.10%
December 2016
Denmark [+]5.80%
6.40%
December 2016
Estonia [+]6.20%
6.30%
December 2016
Finland [+]8.90%
8.60%
December 2016
Croatia [+]11.30%
13.20%
December 2016
Hungary [+]4.40%
4.30%
December 2016
Iceland [+]2.80%
2.80%
December 2016
Lithuania [+]8.90%
6.30%
December 2016
Luxembourg [+]6.20%
6.30%
December 2016
Latvia [+]11.00%
7.90%
December 2016
Malta [+]3.60%
5.10%
December 2016
Mexico [+]3.38%
3.36%
December 2016
Netherlands [+]4.90%
6.00%
December 2016
Norway [+]4.90%
4.00%
December 2016
Poland [+]5.40%
5.50%
December 2016
Romania [+]6.00%
4.90%
December 2016
Russia [+]5.60%
5.30%
November 2013
Sweden [+]7.30%
6.50%
December 2016
Slovenia [+]7.50%
8.00%
December 2016
Slovakia [+]8.40%
9.30%
December 2016
Turkey [+]7.50%
9.90%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]6.54%
9.21%
December 2016
Venezuela [+]6.70%
8.30%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.60%
29.30%
March 2016

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