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

Unemployment Rate in Germany decreased to 4.90 percent in July of 2014 from 5 percent in June 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
4.90 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 Wednesday, September 24, 2014.


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.

Results of the labour force survey show that 2.03 million people were unemployed in July 2014. Compared with July 2013, their number decreased by 215,000, or 9.4 percent. Compared with June 2014, the number of unemployed fell by 93,000 or 4.2 percent. Adjusted for seasonal and irregular effects, the number of unemployed stood at 2.09 million. 

In July 2014, roughly 42.6 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional figures. Compared with July 2013, this was an increase of 344,000 persons or 0.8 percent. Hence, the year-on-year rate of growth was as high as in the months from April to June. In July 2014, roughly 2.0 million people were unemployed, 215,000 fewer than a year earlier. 

According to provisional results of the employment accounts, the number of persons in employment increased by 51,000, or 0.1 percent, from June 2014 to July 2014. However, on an average of the last five years, the number of persons in employment in July had been down by 5,400 from the previous month. After seasonal adjustment, the number of persons in employment increased by 46,000, or 0.1 percent, in July 2014 compared with the previous month. 

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/28/2014 9:21:15 AM


Recent Releases

German Labour Market Unchanged in June
The number of unemployed in Germany stood at 2.16 million and seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.1% in June of 2014. Published on 2014-07-31

Germany Unemployment Rate Steady in May
German seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.1 percent in May of 2014, while the number of people out of work increased 9,000 to 2.916 million. Published on 2014-07-01


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-28 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 5.2% 5.2% (R) 5.1%
2014-07-01 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% (R)
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% 5%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 42597.00 42551.00 42597.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2901.80 2871.40 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 502.00 494.60 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.40 6.30 2.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.80 7.80 16.50 5.70 Percent [+]
Productivity 101.30 103.60 114.20 17.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 113.90 113.30 169.50 12.10 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 117.40 112.30 181.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.09 109.89 110.09 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 107.22 103.81 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.18 Aug/14 5.47 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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