Germany Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 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.


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.

In May 2014, roughly 42.1 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations. Compared with May 2013, this was an increase of 391,000 persons or 0.9%. Hence, the year-on-year rate of growth was slightly down (+1.0% in April 2014). 

According to provisional results of the employment accounts, the number of persons in employment increased by 123,000, or 0.3%, from April 2014 to May 2014. After seasonal adjustment, that is, after the elimination of the usual seasonal fluctuations, the relevant number grew slightly by 21,000 in May 2014 compared with the previous month. 

Destatis | anna@tradingeconomics.com
7/1/2014 12:41:55 PM


Recent Releases

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

German Unemployment Stable at 5.1%
German jobless rate was recorded at 5.1 percent in March of 2014, unchanged from February, provisional figures released by the Federal Statistics Office showed. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 5.4 percent. Published on 2014-04-30


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-01 08:55 AM Germany
Unemployment Rate
Feb 2014 5.1% 5.0% 5%
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%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.10 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 42121.00 42101.00 42121.00 37537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2832.80 2882.00 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 462.30 451.70 891.70 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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