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Unemployment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 5.10 percent in June of 2014 from 5.10 percent in May 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.

   
 
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Germany Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.10 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, August 20, 2014.


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.

Results of the labour force survey show that 2.12 million people were unemployed in June 2014. Compared with June 2013, their number fell by 166,000, or 7.4%, while it remained almost unchanged on May 2014. It increased by not more than 2,000 persons (0.0%). 

In June 2014, roughly 42.1 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). Compared with June 2013, this was an increase of 379,000 persons or 0.9%. Hence, the year-on-year rate of growth was as high as in May. In June 2014, roughly 2.1 million people were unemployed, 166,000 less than a year earlier. 

According to provisional results of the employment accounts, the number of persons in employment increased very slightly by 12,000 in June 2014 on May of the year. After seasonal adjustment, that is, after the elimination of the usual seasonal fluctuations, the relevant number increased by 16,000 in June 2014 compared with the previous month.

Destatis | anna@tradingeconomics.com
7/31/2014 9:03:30 AM


Recent Releases

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

German Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.2%
German seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 5.2 percent in April of 2014, unchanged from an upwardly revised 5.2 percent in March, provisional figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Employment increased 0.4 percent due to the usual spring upturn. Published on 2014-05-28


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-30 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 5.1% 5.1% 4.9%
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 5.1% 4.8%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.10 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 42135.00 42119.00 42135.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2871.30 2832.80 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 [+]





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