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

Unemployment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 4.70 percent in June from 4.70 percent in May of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.95 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 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. Content for - Germany Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-30 08:55 AM May 4.7% 4.7% 4.6%
2015-07-30 08:55 AM Jul 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4%
2015-07-30 08:55 AM Jun 4.7% 4.7% 4.7%
2015-09-01 08:55 AM Jul 6.4%
2015-09-01 08:55 AM Jul 4.7%
2015-09-30 08:55 AM Aug


German Unemployment Rate Remains at 34-Year Low


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate remained steady at 4.7 percent for the fifth straight month in June, the lowest since 1981. Unemployment fell slightly while employment showed no growth.

Compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed persons edged down 0.5 percent to 1.97 million in June of 2015 from 1.98 million in May. Meanwhile, employment was flat at 39.87 million people.

Compared with June of 2014, unemployment fell 6.2 percent while employment edged up 0.2 percent. 

Youth unemployment rate remained steady at 7.1 percent compared with May but fell 9 percent over a year earlier.

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons rose by 9000 to 2.799 million in July. The unemployment rate remained steady at a record low 6.4 percent.

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/30/2015 11:48:07 AM


Recent Releases

Germany Unemployment Rate Stable at 4.7%
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.7 percent for the fourth consecutive month in May. While unemployment continued to fall, employment showed no growth.
Published on 2015-06-30

Germany Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.7%
German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.7 percent for the third consecutive month in April. Unemployment fell slightly while employment showed no growth.
Published on 2015-06-02

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.
Published on 2015-04-30

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 Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 42822.00 42761.00 42822.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2772.60 2711.20 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 572.20 556.80 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.10 6.30 2.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.10 7.10 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.40 102.40 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 3527.00 3449.00 3527.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.50 103.90 166.20 7.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.64 108.22 109.89 82.87 Index Points [+]
Population 81.17 80.52 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Unemployment Change 9.00 -5.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 2.50 2.20 2.50 -1.40 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]