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

Unemployment Rate In the Euro Area decreased to 10.90 percent in July from 11.10 percent in June 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.

Euro Area Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.90 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 Saturday, September 5, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 10.9% 11.1% 11.1% 11.1%
2015-09-30 10:00 AM Aug 10.9% 11%
2015-10-30 10:00 AM Sep 11%
2015-12-01 10:00 AM Oct 10.9%


Euro Area Unemployment Rate at 3-1/2-Year Low


The jobless rate in the Eurozone fell to 10.9 percent in July of 2015 from 11.1 percent in the previous three months. It is the lowest figure since February of 2012.

In the European Union, unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in July, down from 9.6 percent in June, the lowest since June of 2011. 

Eurostat estimates that 23.067 million persons in the EU 28, of whom 17.532 million in the Euro Area, were unemployed in July 2015. Compared with June, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 232 000 in the EU 28 and by 213 000 in the Euro Area. Compared with July 2014, unemployment fell by 1.648 million in the EU 28 and by 1.116 million in the Euro Area.

Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates in July 2015 were recorded in Germany (4.7 percent), the Czech Republic and Malta (both 5.1 percent), and the highest in Greece (25.0 percent in May 2015) and Spain (22.2 percent).

Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate in July 2015 fell in twenty-three Member States, increased in three and remained stable in Belgium and Romania. The largest decreases were registered in Bulgaria (11.5 percent to 9.4 percent), Spain (24.3 percent to 22.2 percent), Greece (27.0 percent to 25.0 percent between May 2014 and May 2015), Portugal (14.1 percent to 12.1 percent), Ireland (11.3 percent to 9.5 percent) and Croatia (16.9 percent to 15.1 percent). The increases were registered in Finland (8.7 percent to 9.7 percent), France (10.3 percent to 10.4 percent) and Austria (5.7 percent to 5.8 percent).

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2015 10:14:45 AM


Recent Releases

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.
Published on 2015-07-31

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 Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.90 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 150.29 148.63 150.37 117.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 17392.00 17629.00 19167.00 11295.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.10 6.30 2.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.90 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 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 10.90 Jul/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Jun/15 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jul/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 12.00 Jul/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.10 Aug/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]