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

Unemployment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 5 percent in September of 2014 from 5 percent in August 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
5.00 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 Saturday, November 1, 2014.


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.

The unemployment rate for August was revised to 5 percent from an initially estimate of 4.9 percent. 

In September of 2014, roughly 2.09 million people were unemployed, 108,000 fewer than a year earlier according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office. Compared with September 2013, this was an increase of 387,000 persons. The year-on-year growth rate thus remained stable at 0.9 percent, as in the months from May to August. Adjusted for seasonal and irregular effects, the number of unemployed stood at 2.14 million. 

The number of persons in employment increased by 191,000, or 0.4 percent, in September 2014 on August 2014, which was due to the starting autumn upturn. On an average of the last five years, the increase in the number of persons in employment in September on the relevant previous month had been slightly higher (212,000 people). After seasonal adjustment, the number of persons in employment grew slightly by 19,000 in September 2014 compared with the previous month. 

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/30/2014 11:42:41 AM


Recent Releases

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

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


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 5.0% 5.0% (R) 4.9%
2014-11-27 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Oct 2014 5.0% 4.8%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 42666.00 42647.00 42666.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2732.80 2807.80 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 100.30 103.70 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3449.00 3391.00 3449.00 1832.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 102.00 148.50 181.00 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 -22.00 9.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]