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Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
Unemployment Rate: 2018 Countries
CountriesUnemployment RateCh.Ann. ch.Month
United States [+]3.9%
0.20-0.20December 2018
Euro zone [+]7.9%
0-0.70December 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.0%
0-0.40December 2018
Germany [+]3.3%
0-0.30December 2018
France [+]9.1%
00December 2018
Japan [+]2.4%
-0.10-0.40December 2018
Spain [+]14.3%
-0.10-2.20December 2018
Italy [+]10.3%
-0.20-0.60December 2018
Portugal [+]6.7%
0-1.20December 2018
Greece [+]18.5%
-0.20-2.60November 2018
Ireland [+]5.3%
-0.10-0.90December 2018
Argentina [+]8.5%
-0.80September 2016
Austria [+]4.7%
0-0.70December 2018
Australia [+]5.0%
-0.12-0.56December 2018
Belgium [+]5.5%
0-0.70December 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.2%
0-0.50December 2018
Brazil [+]11.6%
0-0.20December 2018
Canada [+]5.6%
0-0.20December 2018
Chile [+]6.8%
-0.240.37October 2018
Colombia [+]11.8%
3.130.03January 2018
Cyprus [+]8.8%
-0.10-1.50December 2018
Czech Republic [+]2.1%
0.20-0.30December 2018
Denmark [+]5.1%
0.10-0.20December 2018
Estonia [+]4.6%
-0.60-0.90November 2018
Finland [+]6.8%
-0.10-1.50December 2018
Croatia [+]7.7%
-0.10-2.00December 2018
Hungary [+]3.7%
0-0.20November 2018
Iceland [+]2.6%
0.10-0.40December 2018
Lithuania [+]6.3%
0.10-0.50December 2018
Luxembourg [+]4.9%
-0.10-0.60December 2018
Latvia [+]7.1%
0.10-1.00December 2018
Malta [+]3.8%
0-0.30December 2018
Mexico [+]3.4%
0.090.23December 2018
Netherlands [+]3.6%
0.10-0.80December 2018
Norway [+]3.8%
-0.20-0.30November 2018
Poland [+]3.5%
0-0.80December 2018
Romania [+]3.8%
-0.10-0.80December 2018
Russia [+]4.8%
0-0.30December 2018
Sweden [+]6.4%
0.200December 2018
Slovenia [+]5.2%
-0.10-0.40December 2018
Slovakia [+]6.1%
0-1.30December 2018
Turkey [+]11.5%
0.101.30October 2018
Uruguay [+]8.4%
1.011.50December 2018
Venezuela [+]7.3%
0.200.30April 2016
South Africa [+]27.1%
00.40December 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: Youth unemployment
CountriesUnemployment < 25Male unemployment < 25Female unemployment < 25Month
United States [+]8.7%
9.4%
7.9%
December 2018
Euro zone [+]16.6%
17.3%
15.7%
December 2018
United Kingdom [+]11.8%
13.0%
10.4%
December 2018
Germany [+]6.0%
7.1%
4.8%
December 2018
France [+]21.1%
22.4%
19.4%
December 2018
Japan [+]3.3%
3.5%
3.1%
December 2018
Spain [+]32.7%
33.3%
31.9%
December 2018
Italy [+]31.9%
30.6%
34.0%
December 2018
Portugal [+]17.6%
15.9%
19.6%
December 2018
Greece [+]39.1%
35.0%
44.2%
November 2018
Ireland [+]12.2%
13.1%
11.3%
December 2018
Austria [+]8.9%
8.7%
9.2%
December 2018
Australia [+]11.2%
11.7%
10.6%
December 2018
Belgium [+]15.4%
15.7%
15.0%
December 2018
Bulgaria [+]12.8%
13.3%
12.0%
December 2018
Canada [+]11.1%
12.6%
9.5%
December 2018
Chile [+]26.4%
28.7%
23.5%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]18.7%
22.9%
15.3%
September 2018
Czech Republic [+]5.8%
5.8%
5.8%
December 2018
Denmark [+]8.7%
10.0%
7.2%
December 2018
Estonia [+]12.2%
12.7%
11.5%
November 2018
Finland [+]17.2%
17.9%
16.6%
December 2018
Croatia [+]22.7%
19.2%
27.7%
December 2018
Hungary [+]10.2%
11.4%
8.6%
November 2018
Iceland [+]6.1%
6.2%
5.9%
December 2018
Lithuania [+]10.5%
11.5%
9.2%
December 2018
Luxembourg [+]11.9%
13.2%
10.4%
December 2018
Latvia [+]10.8%
10.3%
11.4%
December 2018
Malta [+]12.3%
15.0%
9.5%
December 2018
Netherlands [+]6.6%
6.9%
6.4%
December 2018
Norway [+]10.3%
10.8%
9.8%
November 2018
Poland [+]10.5%
10.2%
11.0%
December 2018
Romania [+]16.2%
15.6%
17.2%
September 2018
Sweden [+]16.5%
17.6%
15.3%
December 2018
Slovenia [+]9.7%
9.3%
10.2%
December 2018
Slovakia [+]13.8%
13.2%
14.8%
December 2018
Turkey [+]21.7%
15.0%
17.2%
October 2018
Uruguay [+]23.4%
23.1%
23.9%
November 2018
South Africa [+]54.7%
December 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017
Unemployment Rate: By sex
CountriesMale unemploymentFemale unemploymentMonth
United States [+]3.9%
3.8%
December 2018
Euro zone [+]7.6%
8.3%
December 2018
United Kingdom [+]4.1%
3.9%
December 2018
Germany [+]3.7%
2.7%
December 2018
France [+]9.2%
9.1%
December 2018
Japan [+]2.6%
2.3%
December 2018
Spain [+]12.7%
16.2%
December 2018
Italy [+]9.4%
11.6%
December 2018
Portugal [+]6.0%
7.4%
December 2018
Greece [+]14.3%
23.7%
November 2018
Ireland [+]5.3%
5.4%
December 2018
Austria [+]4.8%
4.7%
December 2018
Australia [+]4.9%
5.0%
December 2018
Belgium [+]6.2%
4.8%
December 2018
Bulgaria [+]5.6%
4.6%
December 2018
Canada [+]6.0%
5.3%
December 2018
Chile [+]6.5%
7.3%
October 2018
Cyprus [+]8.5%
9.1%
December 2018
Czech Republic [+]1.8%
2.6%
December 2018
Denmark [+]5.1%
5.1%
December 2018
Estonia [+]4.2%
5.0%
November 2018
Finland [+]6.8%
6.9%
December 2018
Croatia [+]7.1%
8.3%
December 2018
Hungary [+]3.6%
3.7%
November 2018
Iceland [+]2.7%
2.4%
December 2018
Lithuania [+]6.8%
5.7%
December 2018
Luxembourg [+]4.6%
5.3%
December 2018
Latvia [+]8.1%
6.1%
December 2018
Malta [+]4.0%
3.6%
December 2018
Mexico [+]3.4%
3.2%
December 2018
Netherlands [+]3.5%
3.7%
December 2018
Norway [+]3.9%
3.6%
November 2018
Poland [+]3.6%
3.3%
December 2018
Romania [+]4.3%
3.0%
December 2018
Russia [+]5.6%
5.3%
November 2013
Sweden [+]6.4%
6.4%
December 2018
Slovenia [+]4.7%
5.8%
December 2018
Slovakia [+]5.7%
6.5%
December 2018
Turkey [+]7.5%
9.9%
January 2014
Uruguay [+]7.0%
10.1%
December 2018
Venezuela [+]6.7%
8.3%
April 2016
South Africa [+]25.1%
29.5%
December 2018
< Unemployment Rate 2017

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