Germany Unemployment Rate  1950-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 4.2 percent in June 2016, unchanged from the May rate and down from 4.7 percent a year earlier. It remained at its lowest level since June 1981, as the number of unemployed declined by 0.6 percent from the previous month while the employment level was virtually unchanged. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.65 percent from 1950 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 4.20 14.20 0.40 1950 - 2016 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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-30 07:55 AM May 4.2% 4.3% 4.2%
2016-07-28 07:55 AM Jun 4.2% 4.2% 4.2%
2016-07-28 07:55 AM Jul 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2016-08-31 07:55 AM Aug 6.1%
2016-08-31 07:55 AM Jul 4.2%
2016-09-29 07:55 AM Sep 6.1%

German Jobless Rate Steady at 4.2%


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 4.2 percent in June 2016, unchanged from the May rate and down from 4.7 percent a year earlier. It remained at its lowest level since June 1981, as the number of unemployed declined by 0.6 percent from the previous month while the employment level was virtually unchanged.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons decreased by 0.6 percent to 1.80 million from 1.81 million in May, while employment was virtually unchanged at 40.87 million people from 40.86 million.

Compared with June of 2015, unemployment dropped 7.7 percent from 1.95 million people while employment rose 2.3 percent from 39.94 million people. 

Youth unemployment rate was recorded at 7.2 percent, unchanged from the previous month and up from 7.1 percent a year earlier.

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons fell by 7 thousand in July of 2016. The unemployment rate was steady 6.1 percent.

Destatis | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/28/2016 9:06:48 AM

Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.20 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 43484.00 43482.00 43484.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2614.20 2664.00 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -7.00 -6.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 2.00 6.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.30 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.64 110.02 110.64 78.58 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.50 102.90 105.80 17.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 664.87 654.80 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3612.00 3527.00 3612.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.70 105.20 171.60 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.60 2.10 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 81.20 80.77 82.54 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.30 65.23 65.30 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.30 65.23 65.30 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.30 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.20 74.40 74.40 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29025.90 29089.10 29113.80 26748.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 10765.60 10513.30 10765.60 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.70 60.60 60.70 56.90 percent [+]




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