Unemployment Rate | Forecast | 2016-2020

Last Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
United States 4.70 Feb/17 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 6
Euro Area 9.60 Jan/17   9.5 9.4 9.3 9.1 7.7
China 4.02 Dec/16   4.2 4.3 4.3 4.4 5
Japan 3.00 Jan/17   3.1 3 3.2 3.3 3.8
Germany 3.80 Jan/17   5.9 4 4 4.1 5.1
United Kingdom 4.70 Jan/17   5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 6.2
France 10.00 Dec/16   9.7 9.7 9.6 9.5 8.2
India 4.90 Dec/13   4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6
Italy 11.90 Jan/17   11.6 11.2 10.9 10.5 9
Brazil 12.60 Jan/17   12.7 12.9 12.9 13 7.6
Canada 6.60 Feb/17 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.7
South Korea 4.00 Feb/17   3.9 3.8 4 3.8 4.3
Australia 5.90 Feb/17 5.9 6 6.1 6.2 6.2
Russia 5.60 Feb/17   5.7 5.4 5.4 5.8 6.2
Spain 18.63 Dec/16   19.4 19 18.5 18.2 14.9
Mexico 3.40 Feb/17   4.15 4.21 4.32 4.4 5.5
Indonesia 5.61 Sep/16   5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 6
Last Q1/17 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 2020
Afghanistan 40.00 Dec/15   35 35 35 35 18
Albania 14.50 Dec/16   14.2 13.8 13.6 13.2 11.5
Algeria 10.50 Sep/16   11.9 11.9 12.28 11.9 12.56
Angola 26.00 Dec/14 26 26 25.6 25.16 25
Argentina 7.60 Dec/16   9.9 10.1 10.2 10.2 9
Armenia 18.10 Sep/16   18 18.2 17.7 18.4 15.6
Australia 5.90 Feb/17 5.9 6 6.1 6.2 6.2
Austria 10.10 Feb/17   9 7.9 8.1 10 9.2
Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/15   6.2 6 5.8 5.8 5
Bahamas 14.80 Dec/15   15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.5
Bahrain 3.70 Dec/12   4 4 4 4 4.5
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/14 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.8
Barbados 10.20 Sep/16   10.5 10.9 11 10.8 8.5
Belarus 0.90 Feb/17   1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1
Belgium 7.70 Jan/17   8.2 7.7 7.5 7.6 6.4
Belize 10.10 Dec/15   9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.4
Benin 1.00 Dec/13 1 1 1.12 1.24 1
Bhutan 2.50 Dec/16   2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 3
Bolivia 7.40 Dec/13   7.6 7.4 7.3 7.3 8.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 40.58 Jan/17   40.2 39.7 39.4 38.8 36
Botswana 20.00 Dec/13   22 22 19.98 20.15 19.9
Brazil 12.60 Jan/17   12.7 12.9 12.9 13 7.6
Brunei 6.90 Dec/14   6.3 6.3 6.2 6 5.8
Bulgaria 8.20 Jan/17   9.5 8.1 7.4 9.4 8.4
Burkina Faso 6.60 Dec/14   6.74 6.95 7.15 7.35 7.57
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12   6.4 6.1 3.89 5.88 6.72
Cambodia 0.50 Dec/15 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13   4.82 4.82 4.32 4.3 5.23
Canada 6.60 Feb/17 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.7
Cape Verde 12.40 Dec/15   14.9 14.9 12.98 12.41 13.8
Cayman Islands 5.60 Dec/15   5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 4.5
Central African Republic 7.60 Dec/12   7.1 7.1 7.07 6.65 6.99
Chad 5.60 Dec/13   7 7 8.32 8.44 11.08
Chile 6.20 Jan/17   6.4 6.7 6.8 6.4 6.9
China 4.02 Dec/16   4.2 4.3 4.3 4.4 5
Colombia 10.50 Feb/17   9.1 8.8 8.5 8.5 8.3
Comoros 7.00 Dec/12   6.6 6.6 6.46 6.26 5.8
Congo 46.10 Dec/13   43.86 43.86 47.82 48.78 36
Costa Rica 9.50 Dec/16   9.62 9.68 9.63 9.68 9.3
Croatia 15.30 Feb/17   14.1 13.7 12.5 12.4 11.1
Cuba 2.40 Dec/15   2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.1
Cyprus 14.10 Jan/17   11.5 11.4 11.2 11 9.1
Czech Republic 5.10 Feb/17   4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5 5
Denmark 4.20 Jan/17 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.7
Djibouti 54.00 Dec/10   46.5 46.5 53.4 53.24 42.7
Dominican Republic 13.30 Sep/16   13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.5
East Timor 11.00 Dec/13   12 12 12 12 10
Ecuador 5.20 Dec/16   6.3 6.6 6.8 5.7 6.2
Egypt 12.40 Dec/16   12.8 12.7 12.6 12.37 11.2
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/15   7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7
Equatorial Guinea 22.30 Dec/09   19.7 19.7 22.48 22.56 18
Eritrea 14.50 Dec/84   7 7 14.5 14.5 6.5
Estonia 6.60 Dec/16   6.9 6.3 6.7 6.4 5.5
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15   16.57 16.38 16.2 16.02 13.8
Euro Area 9.60 Jan/17   9.5 9.4 9.3 9.1 7.7
European Union 8.10 Jan/17   8 7.9 7.8 7.6 6.2
Fiji 7.90 Dec/14   7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4
Finland 9.20 Feb/17   10.1 9.1 7.4 7.8 7.1
France 10.00 Dec/16   9.7 9.7 9.6 9.5 8.2
Gabon 20.30 Dec/13   20.62 21 21.38 21.76 24.25
Gambia 29.80 Dec/13   36.39 37.04 37.68 38.33 15
Georgia 12.00 Dec/15   10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10
Germany 3.80 Jan/17   5.9 4 4 4.1 5.1
Ghana 5.20 Dec/13   8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 10
Greece 23.10 Dec/16   22.5 22.2 22 21.7 19.8
Guatemala 3.10 Jun/16   3.2 3.1 3.1 3 3.4
Guinea 1.70 Dec/13   7.7 7 1.99 1.77 6.5
Guinea Bissau 7.60 Dec/13   7.9 7.9 8.68 9.09 6.5
Guyana 21.00 Dec/11   20 20 20 20 19
Haiti 6.80 Dec/14   7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.9
Honduras 7.30 Dec/15   7 7 7 7 7.5
Hong Kong 3.30 Feb/17 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.9
Hungary 4.40 Feb/17   4.5 4.4 4.3 4.1 5
Iceland 3.10 Feb/17   3.2 3.6 3 2.8 4
India 4.90 Dec/13   4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6
Indonesia 5.61 Sep/16   5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 6
Iran 12.70 Sep/16   11 11.1 10.3 10 9.5
Iraq 16.40 Dec/14   17.7 17.4 17.5 17.2 16.5
Ireland 6.60 Feb/17   6.8 6.5 6.2 6 5.5
Israel 4.30 Feb/17   5 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.5
Italy 11.90 Jan/17   11.6 11.2 10.9 10.5 9
Ivory Coast 5.30 Dec/13   10.48 10.3 4.18 3.73 7.85
Jamaica 12.90 Sep/16   12.5 12.8 12.6 12.7 12
Japan 3.00 Jan/17   3.1 3 3.2 3.3 3.8
Jordan 15.80 Dec/16   14.5 14.6 14.7 14.3 12.5
Kazakhstan 4.90 Feb/17 4.9 5 5.1 5.1 5.3
Kenya 40.00 Dec/11   24.7 25 42.78 44.05 24
Kosovo 32.90 Dec/15   31.8 31.4 31.2 30.8 27.5
Kuwait 2.20 Dec/15   2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 3
Kyrgyzstan 2.20 Jan/17   2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.9
Laos 1.40 Dec/14   1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7
Latvia 9.30 Dec/16   10.1 9.9 9.4 9.6 8.7
Lebanon 6.40 Dec/14   6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.7
Lesotho 25.30 Dec/08   19.12 19.8 25.2 25.14 19.5
Liberia 3.80 Dec/14   3.9 3.9 3.84 3.91 4
Libya 19.50 Dec/11   18.91 18.33 17.74 17.16 20.2
Liechtenstein 2.40 Dec/15   2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.4
Lithuania 8.80 Feb/17   9.2 7.5 7.3 8.6 7.2
Luxembourg 6.10 Feb/17 6.1 6.1 6.1 6 5.2
Macau 2.00 Feb/17 2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.5
Macedonia 23.10 Dec/16   23 22.6 22.2 22 16.5
Madagascar 1.20 Dec/12   1.72 1.72 1.72 1.72 2
Malawi 6.60 Dec/13   6.47 6.44 6.41 6.38 3.78
Malaysia 3.50 Jan/17   3.6 3.5 3.6 3.8 4.1
Maldives 11.60 Dec/14   12 12 12 12 11.1
Mali 8.20 Dec/14   9.38 9.38 7.51 6.38 8.5
Malta 4.20 Dec/16   5.1 4.8 5 5.1 4.5
Mauritania 12.85 Dec/14   14.7 14.7 10.15 9.05 12.8
Mauritius 6.60 Dec/16   7.8 7.5 7.3 6.9 6.5
Mexico 3.40 Feb/17   4.15 4.21 4.32 4.4 5.5
Moldova 3.80 Dec/16   6.5 4.2 3 4 4.5
Mongolia 8.60 Dec/16   11.2 11 10 10.2 8.7
Montenegro 22.52 Feb/17   17.7 17.5 17.2 16.7 15.5
Morocco 9.40 Dec/16   10.1 9.2 9.7 9.23 9
Mozambique 17.00 Dec/07   14.8 14.8 17.85 17.85 13.4
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13   4 4 4 4 4.2
Namibia 28.10 Dec/14   29.33 28.8 28.27 27.74 25.37
Nepal 3.00 Dec/14   3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8
Netherlands 5.30 Feb/17   5.4 5.2 5.1 5 5.6
New Caledonia 14.60 Dec/14   14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 13.8
New Zealand 5.20 Dec/16   5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3
Nicaragua 6.80 Dec/14   6.4 6.3 6.5 6.8 7
Niger 2.25 Dec/08   6 6 6 6 5.5
Nigeria 13.90 Sep/16 13.9 14.1 14.3 13.8 12.4
North Korea 4.10 Dec/14   4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.4
Norway 4.20 Jan/17   5.1 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.3
Oman 7.20 Dec/14   7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.8
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/15   6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 5.7
Palestine 25.70 Dec/16   26.4 24.3 27.8 27.1 24.9
Panama 5.60 Dec/16   5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/14   2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.5
Paraguay 7.40 Dec/16   9 8.9 8.8 8.6 7.4
Peru 7.70 Feb/17   7.4 6.6 6.4 6.6 7.1
Philippines 6.60 Mar/17   5 5.9 5.3 5 5.7
Poland 8.50 Feb/17   8.6 8.1 7.6 8 7
Portugal 10.50 Dec/16   10.9 10.4 10.2 10.2 9
Puerto Rico 11.30 Feb/17   12.3 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.2
Qatar 0.20 Sep/16   0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.2
Republic of the Congo 26.60 Dec/10 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 23.5
Romania 5.40 Jan/17   5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.1
Russia 5.60 Feb/17   5.7 5.4 5.4 5.8 6.2
Rwanda 13.20 Feb/16   13.5 14.1 14.69 15.28 19.12
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/12   14.06 14.05 14.03 14.01 15.26
Saudi Arabia 5.70 Sep/16   5.8 5.9 6.1 6 5.8
Senegal 13.40 Dec/15   13 13 13.03 12.13 12.31
Serbia 13.00 Dec/16   16 13.4 12.5 15 13
Seychelles 4.20 Dec/15   5.08 5.08 2.91 2.9 6
Sierra Leone 3.30 Dec/14   3.4 3.4 3.32 3.3 3.3
Singapore 2.20 Dec/16 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.6
Slovakia 8.40 Feb/17   8.6 8.5 8.4 8.4 7.2
Slovenia 11.20 Jan/17   10.4 10.3 10.1 9.8 8.5
South Africa 26.50 Dec/16   26.2 25.7 25 24.5 21
South Korea 4.00 Feb/17   3.9 3.8 4 3.8 4.3
South Sudan 12.00 Dec/08 12 12 12 12 12
Spain 18.63 Dec/16   19.4 19 18.5 18.2 14.9
Sri Lanka 4.50 Sep/16 4.5 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.6
Sudan 19.50 Dec/14   19.55 19.85 20.16 20.46 22.93
Suriname 8.90 Dec/15   8.69 8.71 8.72 8.74 7.32
Swaziland 6.70 Dec/13   6.92 7.54 8.16 8.77 10.56
Sweden 7.40 Feb/17   6.8 6.7 6.2 6.3 5.8
Switzerland 3.60 Feb/17   3.5 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5
Syria 14.90 Dec/12   28 28 28 28 22
Taiwan 3.83 Feb/17   3.81 3.87 3.85 3.91 4.15
Tajikistan 2.30 Dec/16   2.5 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.7
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14   10.19 10.15 10.11 10.07 9.05
Thailand 1.10 Feb/17   1.08 1.1 1.12 1.15 1.5
Togo 6.90 Dec/13   7.9 7.9 6.92 6.9 6.9
Trinidad and Tobago 4.40 Jun/16   3.8 3.9 4 3.9 4
Tunisia 15.50 Sep/16   15.21 15.1 15.16 15.18 15.2
Turkey 12.70 Dec/16   11.9 10.4 11.4 10.5 10.9
Turkmenistan 10.00 Dec/15   10.8 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.5
Uganda 3.80 Dec/13   4.55 4.55 3.72 3.55 3.36
Ukraine 10.00 Dec/16   10.2 9.7 9.5 9.8 8.2
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12   4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.9
United Kingdom 4.70 Jan/17   5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 6.2
United States 4.70 Feb/17 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 6
Uruguay 8.10 Jan/17   7.9 7.5 8.3 8.4 8.7
Uzbekistan 10.70 Dec/13   11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 10.5
Venezuela 7.30 Apr/16   9 9.5 10 12 13.6
Vietnam 2.14 Sep/16   2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.6
Yemen 29.00 Dec/11   35 35 35 35 25
Zambia 13.30 Dec/14   13.93 13.98 14.02 14.07 15.34
Zimbabwe 11.30 Dec/14   11.26 11.35 11.45 11.55 11.98


This page provides forecasts for Unemployment Rate including a long-term outlook for the next decades, medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions. 3/30/2017