Germany Unemployment Rate 1950-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Germany decreased to 4.90 percent in October of 2014 from 5 percent in September of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.98 percent from 1950 until 2014, 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 5.00 14.20 0.40 1950 - 2014 percent Monthly
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 - Germany Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Germany Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, November 28, 2014.


German Unemployment Rate Falls in October


German seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 4.9 percent in October of 2014 from 5 percent in the previous month, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment rose 0.1 percent and unemployment fell 1 percent.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the number of unemployed fell to 2.06 million persons in October from 2.08 million in the previous month and employment rose by 33,000 to 39.78 million. Compared with the same month last year, employment grew 0.7 percent while unemployment dropped 3.7 percent. 

Youth unemployment rate held steady at 7.7 percent in October of 2014.

On an unadjusted basis, the number of employed persons grew by 110,000, up from last five year’s average (96,000 people) and due to the autumn upturn. Unemployment went down 2 percent to 1.98 million persons. 

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/27/2014 9:18:13 AM


Recent Releases

Germany Unemployment Rate at 5%
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 5 percent in September of 2014, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment was marginally unchanged and unemployment fell 0.5 percent. Published on 2014-10-30

German Unemployment Rate Stable at 4.9%
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 4.9 percent in August of 2014, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment rose 0.1 percent and the number of unemployed persons fell 0.5 percent. Published on 2014-09-30


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-30 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug 2014
4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
2014-10-30 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep 2014
5.0% 5.0% (R) 4.9%
2014-11-27 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct 2014
4.9% 5.0% 4.9%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 42704.00 42671.00 42704.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2716.90 2732.80 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 517.40 518.30 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.40 6.30 2.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.60 7.70 16.50 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.90 101.00 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3449.00 3391.00 3449.00 1832.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 102.10 102.10 181.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 107.59 106.80 109.89 82.87 Index Points [+]
Population 80.52 80.33 82.54 72.67 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.17 65.09 65.17 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.17 65.09 65.17 65.00 [+]
Unemployment Change -14.00 -23.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Oct/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.70 Oct/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.50 Oct/14 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Sep/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.78 Oct/14 5.08 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Oct/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.10 Oct/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Oct/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Oct/14 3.00 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.10 Aug/14 9.80 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Sep/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Oct/14 5.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]