Germany Unemployment Rate  1949-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate fell to 3.8 percent in January 2017 from 3.9 percent in the previous month and 4.4 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest level since November 1980, as the number of unemployed declined by 1.2 percent from December while the number of employed rose slightly by 0.2 percent. Also, youth unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent, its lowest level since June 1992. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.63 percent from 1949 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-31 08:55 AM Dec 3.9% 3.9% 4.1%
2017-03-01 08:55 AM Jan 3.8% 3.9% 3.9%
2017-03-01 08:55 AM Feb 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9%
2017-03-31 07:55 AM Mar 5.9% 5.9%
2017-03-31 07:55 AM Feb 3.8% 3.8%
2017-05-02 07:55 AM Apr 6%




German Jobless Rate Falls To New 36-Year Low


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate fell to 3.8 percent in January 2017 from 3.9 percent in the previous month and 4.4 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest level since November 1980, as the number of unemployed declined by 1.2 percent from December while the number of employed rose slightly by 0.2 percent.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons fell by 1.2 percent to 1.66 million in January, while employment rose by 0.2 percent to 41.86 million people.

Compared with January 2016, unemployment dropped 11.2 percent from 1.87 million people while employment rose 3.1 percent from 40.61 million people.

Youth unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent, its lowest level since June 1992, from 6.6 percent in December and 7.2 percent a year earlier.

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons fell by 14 thousand in February 2017. The unemployment rate was steady at 5.9 percent.

Destatis | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
3/1/2017 10:03:02 AM



Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.90 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 43874.00 43475.00 43874.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2762.10 2777.39 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -14.00 -26.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 1.70 6.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.60 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 106.00 102.60 106.00 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 111.17 110.47 111.17 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 674.66 646.99 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3716.00 3695.00 3716.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.90 175.90 175.90 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.80 1.90 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.50 8.84 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.18 81.20 82.54 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.20 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.00 74.30 75.00 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29797.80 29203.90 29797.80 26748.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 10757.00 10700.90 10765.60 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.20 60.50 61.20 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1428.30 1396.10 1428.30 1334.30 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1145.70 1141.00 1145.70 1062.40 EUR/Month [+]



Germany Unemployment Rate Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.80 3.90 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2017 percent Monthly
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