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

Unemployment Rate in Germany decreased to 4.80 percent in December of 2014 from 4.90 percent in November of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.97 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.

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Germany Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.90 14.20 0.40 1950 - 2014 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, February 1, 2015.


German Unemployment Rate at 33-Year Low


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate decreased to 4.8 percent in December, reaching the lowest level since late 1981. Preliminary estimates showed employment rose by 0.2 percent and unemployment fell by 1.5 percent.

Compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed fell by 1.5 percent to 2.01 million persons and employment rose slightly by 0.2 percent to 40.05 million. The employment rate remained steady at 65.2 percent.

Youth unemployment rate decreased to 7.2 percent from a revised 7.3 percent in the previous month. 

Compared with the same month last year, employment grew 1.3 percent while unemployment dropped 5.6 percent in December of 2014. 

Figures for November were revised downwards to show unemployment rate at 4.9 percent from a provisional 5 percent.

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/29/2015 9:27:54 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-07 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Nov
5.0% 5.0% (R) 4.8%
2015-01-29 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Dec
4.8% 4.9% (R) 5.0%
2015-01-29 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
6.5% 6.6% (R) 6.5%
2015-02-26 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Jan
4.8% 6%
2015-02-26 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
6.5%
2015-03-31 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised  Feb
6%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.90 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 42751.00 42729.00 42751.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3031.60 2763.50 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 485.20 497.80 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.40 6.30 2.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.30 16.50 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.60 101.50 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3449.00 3391.00 3449.00 1832.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 167.00 102.20 181.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 107.87 107.48 109.89 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Unemployment Change -8.00 -25.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.30 Dec/14 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.70 Dec/14 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 4.80 Dec/14 4.90 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 3.40 Dec/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Dec/14 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]