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

German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 3.9 percent in December of 2016, the same as a downwardly revised 3.9 percent in November and hitting the lowest since December of 1980. The number of unemployed fell 1.8 percent and employment rose 0.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.63 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)
2017-01-03 08:55 AM Nov 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
2017-01-31 08:55 AM Dec 3.9% 3.9% 4.1%
2017-01-31 08:55 AM Jan 5.9% 6% 6% 6%
2017-03-01 08:55 AM Feb 5.9% 5.9%
2017-03-01 08:55 AM Jan 3.9% 3.9%
2017-03-31 07:55 AM Mar 6%




Germany Unemployment Rate at 36-Year Low


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 3.9 percent in December of 2016, the same as a downwardly revised 3.9 percent in November and hitting the lowest since December of 1980.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons declined by 1.8 percent to 1.68 million from 1.71 million and employment edged up 0.2 percent to 41.79 million from 41.72 million.

Compared with a year earlier, unemployment fell by 10.6 percent from 1.88 million people while employment rose 3.3 percent from 40.46 million people.

Youth unemployment rate decreased to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent in November and 7.2 percent a year earlier.  

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of jobless persons fell by 26 thousand in January and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent from 6 percent. 

Destatis | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/31/2017 9:09:44 AM



Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.90 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 43475.00 43481.00 43481.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2777.39 2568.27 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -26.00 -20.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 1.70 6.30 1.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.60 15.60 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.60 104.50 105.80 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 110.47 109.05 110.47 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 646.99 658.44 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3716.00 3695.00 3716.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 175.90 107.90 175.90 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 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.20 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.00 74.30 75.00 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29797.80 29203.90 29797.80 26748.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 10757.00 10700.90 10765.60 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.20 60.50 61.20 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1428.30 1396.10 1428.30 1334.30 [+]



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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.90 3.90 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2016 percent Monthly
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