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Unemployment Rate: 2017 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2017 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]4.1%
0-0.60December 2017
Euro zone [+]8.6%
-0.10-1.00December 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.4%
0.10-0.40December 2017
Germany [+]3.6%
0-0.30December 2017
France [+]9.1%
0-0.80December 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
0.10-0.30December 2017
Spain [+]16.5%
0-2.00December 2017
Italy [+]10.9%
-0.20-0.80December 2017
Portugal [+]7.9%
-0.20-2.20December 2017
Greece [+]20.8%
-0.30-2.60December 2017
Ireland [+]6.2%
-0.20-1.30December 2017
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]5.4%
0-0.20December 2017
Australia [+]5.5%
0.15-0.28December 2017
Belgium [+]6.2%
-0.20-1.10December 2017
Bulgaria [+]5.7%
-0.10-1.00December 2017
Brazil [+]8.2%
0.602.30February 2016
Canada [+]5.8%
-0.10-1.10December 2017
Chile [+]6.5%
0.150.31December 2017
Colombia [+]8.6%
0.26-0.12December 2017
Cyprus [+]10.4%
0-2.40December 2017
Czech Republic [+]2.4%
0-1.10December 2017
Denmark [+]5.3%
0-0.80December 2017
Estonia [+]5.6%
0.10-0.60December 2017
Finland [+]8.3%
0-0.40December 2017
Croatia [+]9.7%
-0.30-2.80December 2017
Hungary [+]3.8%
-0.10-0.50December 2017
Iceland [+]3.0%
00.10December 2017
Lithuania [+]6.8%
0.10-0.90December 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.4%
0-0.80December 2017
Latvia [+]8.2%
-0.10-1.20December 2017
Malta [+]4.1%
0.10-0.10December 2017
Mexico [+]3.1%
-0.29-0.24December 2017
Netherlands [+]4.4%
0-1.00December 2017
Norway [+]4.0%
0-0.30December 2017
Poland [+]4.3%
-0.20-1.10December 2017
Romania [+]4.6%
-0.20-0.80December 2017
Russia [+]5.1%
0-0.20December 2017
Sweden [+]6.4%
0-0.50December 2017
Slovenia [+]5.6%
-0.20-2.40December 2017
Slovakia [+]7.4%
-0.20-1.50December 2017
Turkey [+]9.9%
-0.20-2.10December 2017
Uruguay [+]6.9%
-0.84-0.82December 2017
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]26.7%
00.20December 2017
< Unemployment Rate 2016Unemployment Rate 2018 >
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.9%
9.7%
8.0%
December 2017
Euro zone [+]17.7%
18.1%
17.3%
December 2017
United Kingdom [+]12.5%
13.5%
11.4%
December 2017
Germany [+]6.4%
7.2%
5.5%
December 2017
France [+]21.5%
21.9%
20.9%
December 2017
Japan [+]4.6%
3.7%
5.6%
December 2017
Spain [+]36.6%
37.4%
35.8%
December 2017
Italy [+]32.9%
31.2%
36.8%
December 2017
Portugal [+]22.1%
21.7%
22.7%
December 2017
Greece [+]43.3%
38.9%
47.8%
December 2017
Ireland [+]13.2%
14.5%
11.8%
December 2017
Austria [+]9.5%
10.7%
8.1%
December 2017
Australia [+]12.3%
14.0%
10.6%
December 2017
Belgium [+]16.5%
16.0%
17.0%
December 2017
Bulgaria [+]11.8%
12.2%
11.4%
December 2017
Canada [+]10.5%
12.0%
8.9%
December 2017
Chile [+]29.2%
31.9%
26.2%
December 2017
Cyprus [+]23.0%
27.7%
19.4%
December 2017
Czech Republic [+]5.7%
5.5%
6.0%
December 2017
Denmark [+]10.1%
10.4%
9.3%
December 2017
Estonia [+]6.6%
5.7%
7.6%
December 2017
Finland [+]18.3%
18.9%
17.7%
December 2017
Croatia [+]25.8%
23.8%
28.7%
December 2017
Hungary [+]10.7%
9.4%
12.4%
December 2017
Iceland [+]6.9%
7.4%
6.4%
December 2017
Lithuania [+]13.4%
15.0%
11.6%
December 2017
Luxembourg [+]14.5%
15.3%
13.5%
December 2017
Latvia [+]17.2%
20.5%
13.1%
December 2017
Malta [+]10.5%
11.0%
9.9%
December 2017
Netherlands [+]8.0%
8.6%
7.5%
December 2017
Norway [+]9.8%
11.2%
8.4%
December 2017
Poland [+]13.5%
13.1%
14.0%
December 2017
Romania [+]19.7%
19.2%
20.5%
December 2017
Sweden [+]17.5%
18.2%
16.8%
December 2017
Slovenia [+]11.1%
10.1%
12.6%
December 2017
Slovakia [+]17.9%
17.1%
19.2%
December 2017
Turkey [+]18.3%
15.0%
17.2%
December 2017
Uruguay [+]23.7%
22.0%
26.1%
October 2017
South Africa [+]51.1%
December 2017
< Unemployment Rate 2016Unemployment Rate 2018 >
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]4.1%
4.0%
December 2017
Euro zone [+]8.3%
9.0%
December 2017
United Kingdom [+]4.4%
4.4%
December 2017
Germany [+]3.9%
3.1%
December 2017
France [+]9.1%
9.2%
December 2017
Japan [+]2.8%
2.7%
December 2017
Spain [+]14.9%
18.3%
December 2017
Italy [+]10.1%
12.0%
December 2017
Portugal [+]7.6%
8.3%
December 2017
Greece [+]16.7%
26.0%
December 2017
Ireland [+]6.5%
5.9%
December 2017
Austria [+]5.7%
5.0%
December 2017
Australia [+]5.7%
5.4%
December 2017
Belgium [+]6.2%
6.2%
December 2017
Bulgaria [+]6.0%
5.4%
December 2017
Brazil [+]6.4%
8.8%
August 2015
Canada [+]6.1%
5.3%
December 2017
Chile [+]6.2%
6.9%
December 2017
Cyprus [+]10.8%
10.0%
December 2017
Czech Republic [+]1.9%
2.9%
December 2017
Denmark [+]5.0%
5.6%
December 2017
Estonia [+]5.5%
5.6%
December 2017
Finland [+]8.4%
8.1%
December 2017
Croatia [+]9.0%
10.5%
December 2017
Hungary [+]3.3%
4.3%
December 2017
Iceland [+]3.1%
2.9%
December 2017
Lithuania [+]8.0%
5.7%
December 2017
Luxembourg [+]5.1%
5.7%
December 2017
Latvia [+]9.1%
7.2%
December 2017
Malta [+]4.0%
4.1%
December 2017
Mexico [+]3.2%
3.0%
December 2017
Netherlands [+]4.1%
4.7%
December 2017
Norway [+]4.4%
3.6%
December 2017
Poland [+]4.3%
4.4%
December 2017
Romania [+]5.1%
4.0%
December 2017
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.3%
6.6%
December 2017
Slovenia [+]5.0%
6.4%
December 2017
Slovakia [+]7.1%
7.9%
December 2017
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]5.8%
8.3%
December 2017
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]24.8%
29.0%
December 2017
< Unemployment Rate 2016Unemployment 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