Germany Unemployment Rate  1949-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.1 percent in October of 2016, down from an upwardly revised 4.2 percent in September and the lowest since since February of 1981. The number of unemployed fell 1.1 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)
2016-11-02 08:55 AM Oct 6% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1%
2016-11-30 08:55 AM Oct 4.1% 4.2% 4.1%
2016-11-30 08:55 AM Nov 6% 6% 6% 6%
2017-01-05 08:55 AM Dec 4%
2017-01-05 08:55 AM Nov 4.1%
2017-02-02 08:55 AM Jan 4%




Germany Unemployment Rate at 35-Year Low of 4.1%


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate was recorded at 4.1 percent in October of 2016, down from an upwardly revised 4.2 percent in September and the lowest since since February of 1981. The number of unemployed fell 1.1 percent and employment rose 0.2 percent.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons declined by 1.1 percent to 1.78 million from 1.8 million and employment edged up 0.2 percent to 41.47 million from 41.38 million.

Compared with a year earlier, unemployment fell by 5.3 percent from 1.88 million people while employment rose 3.1 percent from 40.22 million people.

Youth unemployment rate was steady at 6.9 percent, the same as in the previous month and the lowest level in 24 years. A year earlier, unemployment among those aged under 25 years was higher at 7.2 percent.  

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of jobless persons fell by 5 thousand in November and the unemployment rate was steady at 6 percent.

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/30/2016 9:07:08 AM



Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 43456.00 43537.00 43537.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2539.94 2607.61 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -5.00 -13.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 1.70 6.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.90 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.47 109.05 110.47 78.63 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.90 104.60 105.80 17.00 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 691.37 686.80 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3695.00 3655.00 3695.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.90 107.70 172.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.30 2.60 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.50 8.50 8.50 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 0.30 0.30 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.10 4.20 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2016 percent Monthly
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