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 2019 was 3.04%, a 0.34% decline from 2018.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.38%, a 0.36% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Germany Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.04% -0.34%
2018 3.38% -0.36%
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%