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

Unemployment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 4.90 percent in August of 2014 from 4.90 percent in July 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.

   
 
 

Germany Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 4.90 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 Thursday, October 23, 2014.


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.

In August 2014, roughly 42.7 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations. Compared with August 2013, this was an increase of 358,000 persons (+0.8 percent). 

Results of the labor force survey showed that 2.15 million people were unemployed in August 2014. Compared with August 2013, their number declined by 20,000, or 0.9 percent. Adjusted for seasonal and irregular effects, the number of unemployed stood at 2.10 million (-0.5 percent over July). 

The number of persons in employment increased by 91,000, or 0.2 percent, in August 2014 on July 2014. On average over the past five years, however, the month-on-month increase in the number of persons in employment in an August had been slightly higher (104,000). After seasonal adjustment, the number of persons in employment increased by 25,000, or 0.1 percent, in August 2014 compared with the previous month. 

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/30/2014 9:22:54 AM


Recent Releases

Germany Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9%
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased for the second straight month to 4.9 percent in July from a revised 5 percent in June, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment increased 0.1 percent, the same rate recorded in June. Published on 2014-08-28

German Labour Market Unchanged in June
The number of unemployed in Germany stood at 2.16 million and seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1% in June of 2014. Published on 2014-07-31


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-01 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% (R)
2014-07-31 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 5.1% 5.1% 5.1%
2014-08-28 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 4.9% 5.0% (R) 5.1%
2014-09-30 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
2014-10-30 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 4.9% 4.9%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 4.90 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 42621.00 42596.00 42621.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2807.80 2901.80 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 502.00 494.60 891.70 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 101.30 103.60 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3449.00 3391.00 3449.00 1832.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 148.60 102.00 181.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.09 109.89 110.09 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 13.00 3.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]