Germany Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.43%, a 0.32% decline from 2017.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.75%, a 0.38% decline from 2016.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.12%, a 0.5% decline from 2015.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2015 was 4.62%, a 0.36% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Germany Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 3.43% -0.32%
2017 3.75% -0.38%
2016 4.12% -0.50%
2015 4.62% -0.36%
2014 4.98% -0.25%
2013 5.23% -0.15%
2012 5.38% -0.45%
2011 5.82% -1.14%
2010 6.97% -0.78%
2009 7.74% 0.22%
2008 7.52% -1.13%
2007 8.66% -1.59%
2006 10.25% -0.92%
2005 11.17% 0.44%
2004 10.73% 0.95%
2003 9.78% 1.30%
2002 8.48% 0.71%
2001 7.77% -0.14%
2000 7.92% -0.94%
1999 8.86% -0.93%
1998 9.79% -0.07%
1997 9.86% 1.04%
1996 8.83% 0.67%
1995 8.16% -0.57%
1994 8.73% 1.05%
1993 7.68% 1.35%
1992 6.32% 1.01%
1991 5.32% 1.01%