Euro Area Unemployment Rate 1995-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate In the Euro Area remained unchanged at 11.10 percent in June from 11.10 percent in May of 2015. Unemployment Rate in the Euro Area averaged 9.76 percent from 1995 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 12.10 percent in April of 2013 and a record low of 7.20 percent in March of 2008. Unemployment Rate in the Euro Area is reported by the Eurostat.

  
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.10 11.10 12.10 7.20 1995 - 2015 percent Monthly
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In Euro Area, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - Euro Area Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, August 2, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-03 10:00 AM Apr 11.1% 11.2% (R) 11.2% 11.2%
2015-06-30 10:00 AM May 11.1% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1%
2015-07-31 10:00 AM Jun 11.1% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1%
2015-09-01 10:00 AM Jul 11.1
2015-09-30 10:00 AM Aug 11.1
2015-10-30 10:00 AM Sep 11.1


Euro Area Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 11.1%


The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Eurozone remained unchanged at 11.1 percent in June of 2015 compared with previous month but lower compared to 11.6 percent reported in June of 2014. It is the lowest in 3 years.

The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in June 2015, also stable compared with May 2015 and down from 10.2 percent in June 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since July 2011.

Eurostat estimates that 23.296 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 17.756 million in the euro area, were unemployed in June 2015. Compared with May 2015, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 32 000 in the EU28 and increased by 31 000 in the euro area. Compared with June 2014, unemployment fell by 1.448 million in the EU28 and by 811 000 in the euro area.

Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Germany (4.7 percent) and the Czech Republic (4.9 percent), and the highest in Greece (25.6 percent in April 2015) and Spain (22.5 percent). Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate fell in twenty-one Member States, increased in five and remained stable in both France and Cyprus. The largest decreases were registered in Lithuania (8.5 percent from 10.9 percent), Spain (22.5 percent from 24.5 percent) and Portugal (12.4 percent from 14.3 percent). The increases were registered in Belgium (8.6 percent from 8.4 percent), Romania (7 percent from 6.8 percent), Italy (12.7 percent from 12.4 percent), Austria (6 percent from 5.7 percent) and Finland (9.5 percent from 8.6 percent).

In June 2015, 4.724 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28, of whom 3.181 million were in the euro area. Compared with June 2014, youth unemployment decreased by 386 000 in the EU28 and by 225 000 in the euro area. In June 2015, the youth unemployment rate was 20.7 percent in the EU28 and 22.5 percent in the euro area, compared with 22.1 percent and 23.6 percent respectively a year earlier. The lowest rates were observed in Germany (7.1 percent), Malta (10 percent), Estonia (10.1 percent in May 2015), Denmark and Austria (both 10.3 percent), and the highest in Greece (53.2 percent in April 2015), Spain (49.2 percent), Italy (44.2 percent) and Croatia (43.1 percent in the second quarter 2015).

Eurostat | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/31/2015 10:15:38 AM


Recent Releases

Euro Area Jobless Rate Remains At 3-Year Low
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Eurozone remained unchanged at 11.1 percent in May of 2015 compared with previous month but lower compared to 11.6 percent reported in May of 2014.
Published on 2015-07-16

Euro Area Unemployment Rate at 3-Year Low
The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in the Eurozone decreased to 11.1 percent in April 2015 from a downwardly revised 11.2 percent in March and 11.7 percent in April 2014.
Published on 2015-06-03

Euro Area Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 11.3%
The Euro Area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3% in March, stable compared with February 2015 but down from 11.7% in March 2014.
Published on 2015-04-30

Euro Area Unemployment Rate Down to 11.3%
The Euro Area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3 percent in February, down from a revised 11.4 percent in January. This is the lowest rate since May 2012.
Published on 2015-03-31


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 150.29 148.63 150.37 117.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 17629.00 17604.00 19167.00 11295.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.10 6.30 2.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.50 22.30 24.60 14.90 percent [+]
Productivity 102.20 102.00 102.20 84.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 1681.00 1676.00 1681.00 1302.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labour Costs 105.82 105.37 105.82 79.03 Index Points [+]
Population 338.34 336.00 338.34 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.10 0.60 -0.70 percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.63 64.48 64.63 62.47 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.94 63.77 63.94 61.59 [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 1.10 4.40 0.80 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 Jun/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Jun/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jun/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]