Euro Area Unemployment Rate  1995-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro Area came in at 10.1 percent in June 2016 unchanged from the May rate and down from 11 percent a year earlier, remaining at the lowest level since July 2011. Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Malta (4 percent), Czech Republic (4.1 percent) and Germany (4.2 percent); while the highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (23.3 percent in April 2016) and Spain (19.9 percent). Unemployment Rate in the Euro Area averaged 9.79 percent from 1995 until 2016, 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
10.10 10.10 12.10 7.20 1995 - 2016 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. Euro Area Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-31 09:00 AM Apr 10.2% 10.2% 10.2% 10.2%
2016-07-01 09:00 AM May 10.1% 10.2% 10.1% 10.1%
2016-07-29 09:00 AM Jun 10.1% 10.1% 10.1% 10.1%
2016-08-31 09:00 AM Jul 10.1% 10%
2016-09-30 09:00 AM Aug 10%
2016-11-03 10:00 AM Sep 9.9%

Eurozone Jobless Rate Steady at 5-Year Low


The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro Area came in at 10.1 percent in June 2016 unchanged from the May rate and down from 11 percent a year earlier, remaining at the lowest level since July 2011. Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Malta (4 percent), Czech Republic (4.1 percent) and Germany (4.2 percent); while the highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (23.3 percent in April 2016) and Spain (19.9 percent).

The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.6 percent, stable compared to May 2016 and down from 9.5 percent in June 2015. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since March 2009.

Eurostat estimates that 20.986 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 16.269 million were in the euro area, were unemployed. Compared with May 2016, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 91 000 in the EU28 and by 37 000 in the euro area. Compared with June 2015, unemployment fell by 2.114 million in the EU28 and by 1.363 million in the euro area.

Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Malta (4 percent), the Czech Republic (4.1 percent) and Germany (4.2 percent). The highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (23.3 percent in April 2016) and Spain (19.9 percent). Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate fell in twenty-five Member States, remained stable in Belgium and Estonia, while it increased in Austria (6.2 percent from 5.7 percent). The largest decreases were registered in Cyprus (11.7 percent from 15.1 percent), Croatia (13.2 percent from 16.2 percent), Bulgaria (7.2 percent from 9.7 percent) and Spain (19.9 percent from 22.3 percent).

There were 4.194 million young persons (under 25) unemployed in the EU28, of whom 2.915 million in the euro area. Compared with June 2015, youth unemployment decreased by 492 000 in the EU28 and by 248 000 in the euro area. The youth unemployment rate was 18.5 percent in the EU28 and 20.8 percent in the euro area, compared with 20.6 percent and 22.5 percent respectively in June 2015. In June 2016, the lowest rates were observed in Malta (6.9 percent) and Germany (7.2 percent), and the highest in Greece (47.4 percent in April 2016) and Spain (45.8 percent).

Eurostat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/29/2016 10:13:18 AM

Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 16155.00 16149.00 19167.00 11295.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152.62 152.10 152.62 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.40 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.80 20.90 24.70 15.10 percent [+]
Productivity 102.60 102.40 102.60 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 106.03 105.98 106.03 78.93 Index Points [+]
Wages 1681.00 1676.00 1681.00 1302.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.80 1.50 4.00 0.90 percent [+]
Population 338.47 337.47 338.47 260.38 Million [+]
Full Time Employment 110332.90 110932.50 118857.50 107443.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 0.60 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 30925.70 30508.00 30925.70 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.80 56.90 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.63 64.48 64.63 62.47 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.94 63.77 63.94 61.59 [+]




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