Germany Unemployment Rate  1949-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 4.2 percent in July 2016 compared to an upwardly revised 4.3 percent in June and 4.6 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest reading since February 1981, as the level of unemployment was virtually unchanged while employment rose slightly. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.64 percent from 1949 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.50 percent in April of 1950 and a record low of 0.40 percent in March of 1966. Unemployment Rate in Germany is reported by the Federal Statistics Office.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 4.30 11.50 0.40 1949 - 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-28 07:55 AM Jun 4.2% 4.2% 4.2%
2016-08-31 07:55 AM Jul 4.2% 4.3% 4.2%
2016-08-31 07:55 AM Aug 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2016-09-29 07:55 AM Sep 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2016-09-29 07:55 AM Aug 4.2% 4.2%
2016-11-02 07:55 AM Sep 4.2%

German Jobless Rate Edges Down to 4.2%


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 4.2 percent in July 2016 compared to an upwardly revised 4.3 percent in June and 4.6 percent a year earlier. It was its lowest reading since February 1981, as the level of unemployment was virtually unchanged while employment rose slightly.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons was unchanged at 1.80 million in July, while employment rose slightly to 40.93 million people from 40.91 million in June.

Compared with July of 2015, unemployment dropped 5.7 percent from 1.93 million people while employment rose 2.3 percent from 40.00 million people.

Youth unemployment rate was recorded at 7.2 percent, down from 7.3 percent in June but higher than 7.1 percent a year earlier.

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

Destatis | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
8/31/2016 9:16:11 AM

Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.30 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 43528.00 43484.00 43528.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2684.29 2661.04 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -7.00 -8.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 2.00 6.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.20 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.05 110.07 110.07 78.63 Index Points [+]
Productivity 101.30 102.70 105.80 17.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 685.23 673.89 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3695.00 3655.00 3695.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 159.00 108.40 171.90 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.30 2.60 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.18 81.20 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 0.30 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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