Germany Unemployment Rate  1949-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent in November of 2016, remaining at the lowest since February of 1981. The number of unemployed fell 0.6 percent and employment rose 0.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.64 percent from 1949 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.50 percent in April of 1950 and a record low of 0.40 percent in March of 1966.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-30 08:55 AM Oct 4.1% 4.2% 4.1%
2017-01-03 08:55 AM Nov 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
2017-01-03 08:55 AM Dec 6% 6% 6% 6%
2017-01-31 08:55 AM Jan 6% 6%
2017-01-31 08:55 AM Dec 4.1% 4.1%
2017-03-01 08:55 AM Feb 6%




Germany Unemployment Rate Steady At 35-Year Low of 4.1%


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent in November of 2016, remaining at the lowest since February of 1981. The number of unemployed fell 0.6 percent and employment rose 0.2 percent.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons declined by 0.6 percent to 1.76 million from 1.77 million and employment edged up 0.2 percent to 41.65 million from 41.57 million.

Compared with a year earlier, unemployment fell by 6.4 percent from 1.88 million people while employment rose 3.3 percent from 40.33 million people.

Youth unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent from 6.8 percent in October and 7.1 percent a year earlier.  

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of jobless persons fell by 17 thousand in December and the unemployment rate was steady at 6 percent. 

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/3/2017 9:04:35 AM



Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 43481.00 43447.00 43481.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2568.27 2531.98 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -17.00 -6.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 1.70 6.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.80 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.47 109.05 110.47 78.63 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.10 104.00 105.80 17.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 658.44 681.11 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3716.00 3695.00 3716.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.90 107.80 172.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.80 1.90 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.50 8.84 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.18 81.20 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 [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.20 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.30 74.20 74.40 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29203.90 29025.90 29203.90 26748.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 10700.90 10765.60 10765.60 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.50 60.70 60.70 56.90 percent [+]



Germany Unemployment Rate Notes

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. Germany Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.10 4.10 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2016 percent Monthly
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