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

Unemployment Rate in Germany decreased to 4.70 percent in January of 2015 from 4.80 percent in December of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.97 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.70 4.80 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. 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 Sunday, March 1, 2015.


Germany Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.8% in January


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate decreased to 4.7 percent in January of 2015 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, reaching a fresh 33-year low. Unemployment rose by 0.1 percent and unemployment fell by 1.5 percent, preliminary estimates showed.

Compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed fell by 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted 1.98 million persons and employment edged up 0.1 percent to 40.18 million. The employment rate increased to 65.5 percent (65.3 percent in December).

Compared with the same month last year, employment grew 1.5 percent while unemployment dropped 7 percent in January of 2015. 

Youth unemployment rate decreased to 7.1 percent from 7.2 percent in the previous month. 

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of people out of work decreased by 20000 on a seasonally-adjusted basis to 2.812 million, the lowest since December 1991. 

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/26/2015 11:27:38 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-29 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Dec
4.8% 4.9% (R) 5.0%
2015-02-26 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Jan
4.7% 4.8% 4.9%
2015-02-26 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
6.5% 6.5% 6.5%
2015-03-31 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Feb
4.7% 6%
2015-03-31 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
6.5%
2015-04-30 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Mar
5.7%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 42799.00 42758.00 42799.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3017.00 3031.60 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 518.90 485.20 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.00 6.30 2.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.30 16.50 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.40 101.90 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3449.00 3391.00 3449.00 1832.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 103.60 167.00 181.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.13 107.79 109.89 82.87 Index Points [+]
Population 80.82 80.51 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Unemployment Change -20.00 -10.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 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 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.51 Jan/15 3.76 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.70 Jan/15 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]