Germany Unemployment Rate 1950-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 4.70 percent in May of 2015 from 4.70 percent in April of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.95 percent from 1950 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 14.20 percent in February of 1950 and a record low of 0.40 percent in June of 1962. Unemployment Rate in Germany is reported by the Federal Statistics Office.

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Germany Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.70 4.70 14.20 0.40 1950 - 2015 percent Monthly
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In Germany, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. Content for - Germany Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-02 08:55 AM Apr 4.7% 4.7% 4.7%
2015-06-30 08:55 AM May 4.7% 4.7% 4.6%
2015-06-30 08:55 AM Jun 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.3%
2015-07-30 08:55 AM Jul 6.4% 6.4%
2015-07-30 08:55 AM Jun 4.7% 4.7%
2015-09-01 08:55 AM Jul


Germany Unemployment Rate Stable at 4.7%


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.7 percent for the fourth consecutive month in May. While unemployment continued to fall, employment showed no growth.

Compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed persons edged down 0.5 percent to 1.97 million from 1.98 million in April. Employment decreased slightly to 39.88 million people from 39.89 million, thus reporting no change when compared to April.

Compared with May 2014, unemployment fell 5.7 percent (from 2.09 million people in the previous year) while employment grew 0.4 percent (from 39.74 million people).

Youth unemployment rate was steady at 7.1 percent, compared to an downwardly revised 7.1 percent in April. While it decreased from 7.8 percent a year earlier. 

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons decreased by 1000 to 2.7 million in June. The unemployment rate remained steady at a record low 6.4 percent.

Destatis | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
6/30/2015 9:51:51 AM


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Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 42761.00 42757.00 42799.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2711.20 2761.70 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 556.80 551.60 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.10 6.30 2.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.10 7.10 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.40 102.70 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3449.00 3391.00 3449.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 103.90 104.60 181.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.64 108.22 109.89 82.87 Index Points [+]
Population 81.08 80.78 82.54 72.67 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.30 65.23 65.30 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.30 65.23 65.30 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Unemployment Change -1.00 -5.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 2.50 2.20 2.50 -1.40 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/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 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]