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

Unemployment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 4.70 percent in March of 2015 from 4.70 percent in February of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.96 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.70 4.70 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 Thursday, May 7, 2015.


Germany Unemployment Rate at 4.7%


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.7 percent in March, unchanged from a downwardly revised 4.7 percent in the previous month. Employment was marginally unchanged while unemployment fell slightly.

Compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed persons fell 1 percent to 1.97 million from 1.99 million in February. 40.06 million were employed in March, roughly unchanged from the previous month. 

Compared with March 2014, unemployment fell 6.6 percent while employment grew 1.1 percent.

Youth unemployment rate remained steady at 7.2 percent compared with the previous month but was down from 7.9 percent a year earlier.   

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons decreased by 8000 to 2.79 million in April. The unemployment rate remained steady at a record low 6.4 percent.

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/30/2015 9:18:06 AM


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Germany Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.8%
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.8 percent in February, unchanged from an upwardly revised 4.8 percent in the previous month. Preliminary estimates showed unemployment fell slightly while employment increased marginally. Published on 2015-03-31

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. Published on 2015-02-26


Calendar GMT Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-31 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised 
Feb 4.8% 4.8% (R) 6%
2015-04-30 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised 
Mar 4.7% 4.7% (R) 4.8%
2015-04-30 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate 
Apr 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4%
2015-06-02 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate Harmonised 
Apr 4.7%
2015-06-02 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate 
May 6.4%
2015-06-30 08:55 AM
Unemployment Rate 
May


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 42730.00 42719.00 42799.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2842.80 2931.50 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 551.60 542.00 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.10 2.10 6.30 2.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.20 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 103.90 102.80 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3449.00 3391.00 3449.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 102.00 102.10 181.00 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 65.30 65.23 65.30 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.30 65.23 65.17 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Unemployment Change -8.00 -14.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 1.80 2.20 -1.40 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.20 Mar/15 5.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Feb/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]