Unemployment Rate | Forecast | 2017-2020

This page provides forecasts for Unemployment Rate including a long-term outlook for the next decades, medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions.


Last Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 Q3/18
United States 4.10 Nov/17 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5
China 3.95 Sep/17 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3
Japan 2.80 Oct/17 2.9 3 3 3.3
Germany 3.60 Oct/17 3.8 3.8 3.9 4
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3
France 9.70 Sep/17 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2
India 3.46 Dec/16 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8
Italy 11.10 Oct/17 10.5 10.2 9.9 9.6
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17 12.1 11.8 11.4 11.2
Canada 5.90 Nov/17 6.4 6.4 6.5 6
South Korea 3.70 Nov/17 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.8
Russia 5.10 Oct/17 4.8 5 5.2 5.4
Spain 16.38 Sep/17 16.4 16.2 16 15.8
Australia 5.40 Nov/17 5.5 5.4 5.6 5.5
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5
Turkey 10.60 Sep/17 12.4 11.8 10.7 12
Last Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 Q3/18
Afghanistan 8.50 Dec/16 9 8.5 8.5 8.52
Albania 13.60 Sep/17 13.8 13.6 13.2 13
Algeria 12.30 Apr/17 11.9 13.8 14.2 14.5
Angola 26.00 Dec/14 26.4 26.62 26.85 27.07
Argentina 8.30 Sep/17 10.2 10.1 10 9.5
Armenia 17.80 Jun/17 16.5 17 16.8 16.8
Australia 5.40 Nov/17 5.5 5.4 5.6 5.5
Austria 8.20 Nov/17 10 8.8 7.7 7.9
Azerbaijan 5.10 Dec/16 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.72
Bahamas 12.70 Dec/16 15.9 13 13 13
Bahrain 4.00 Dec/16 4 4.1 4.1 5
Bangladesh 4.10 Dec/16 4.3 4.5 4.5 3.9
Barbados 11.40 Jun/17 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.2
Belarus 0.90 Feb/17 1.2 1 1 1
Belgium 6.90 Oct/17 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.2
Belize 8.00 Dec/16 9.7 7 7 7
Benin 1.00 Dec/16 1 1 1 1
Bhutan 2.50 Dec/16 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.3
Bolivia 3.71 Dec/16 7.3 7.7 7.7 4.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina 38.93 Sep/17 39 38.8 38.4 38.2
Botswana 17.60 Dec/16 18.1 18 17.9 17.8
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17 12.1 11.8 11.4 11.2
Brunei 2.00 Dec/16 6 5.7 5.7 2.17
Bulgaria 6.71 Oct/17 8.4 8 7.9 7.2
Burkina Faso 2.98 Dec/16 3 2.97 2.95 2.92
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12 10 12 12 12
Cambodia 0.30 Dec/16 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.65
Cameroon 4.51 Dec/16 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7
Canada 5.90 Nov/17 6.4 6.4 6.5 6
Cape Verde 15.00 Dec/16 15.9 16.05 16.2 16.35
Cayman Islands 4.20 Dec/16 5.3 4.8 4.8 4.5
Central African Republic 6.87 Dec/16 6.8 6.77 6.75 6.72
Chad 5.78 Dec/16 7 8.5 8.5 8.6
Chile 6.70 Oct/17 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.7
China 3.95 Sep/17 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.3
Colombia 8.50 Oct/17 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.3
Comoros 19.96 Dec/16 19.9 19.95 20 20.05
Congo 46.10 Dec/13 48.78 49.02 49.26 49.5
Costa Rica 9.40 Sep/17 9.4 9.6 9.6 9.7
Croatia 11.60 Oct/17 10.2 10 9.8 9.6
Cuba 2.00 Dec/16 2.3 1.9 1.9 1.87
Cyprus 10.20 Oct/17 10 9.8 9.5 9.2
Czech Republic 3.50 Nov/17 3.9 3.9 3.9 4
Denmark 4.30 Oct/17 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6
Dominican Republic 5.40 Jun/17 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.3
East Timor 4.00 Dec/16 5 4 4 4.97
Ecuador 5.80 Jun/17 5.7 5.8 5.8 6.2
Egypt 11.90 Sep/17 11.7 11.6 11.8 11.6
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/16 7.3 7.4 7.4 6.65
Equatorial Guinea 7.33 Dec/16 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3
Eritrea 7.27 Dec/16 7.3 7.32 7.35 7.37
Estonia 5.20 Sep/17 6.2 5.9 6.6 6.9
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15 16.7 16.72 16.75 16.77
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5
European Union 7.40 Oct/17 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3
Fiji 7.90 Dec/16 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.55
Finland 7.30 Oct/17 7.8 9.9 9 7.2
France 9.70 Sep/17 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2
Gabon 18.50 Dec/16 18.2 18.17 18.15 18.12
Gambia 29.69 Dec/16 29.6 29.62 29.65 29.67
Georgia 11.80 Dec/16 11.2 10.9 10.9 11.4
Germany 3.60 Oct/17 3.8 3.8 3.9 4
Ghana 5.77 Dec/16 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.86
Greece 20.50 Sep/17 20.3 20 19.7 19.5
Guatemala 3.10 Jun/16 3 2.7 2.7 3.1
Guinea 6.85 Dec/16 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8
Guinea Bissau 6.53 Dec/16 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6
Guyana 11.40 Dec/16 20 21.3 21.3 11.12
Haiti 13.19 Dec/16 7.1 7.2 7.2 13.35
Honduras 7.40 Dec/16 7 7.2 7.2 7
Hong Kong 3.00 Oct/17 3.4 3.4 3.4 3
Hungary 4.00 Oct/17 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.4
Iceland 3.60 Oct/17 2.8 3.2 3.4 2.9
India 3.46 Dec/16 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5
Iran 12.60 Jun/17 12.4 11.8 12 12.5
Iraq 16.00 Dec/16 17.4 16.9 16.9 17.42
Ireland 6.10 Nov/17 5.9 5.7 5.5 5.4
Israel 4.20 Oct/17 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.6
Italy 11.10 Oct/17 10.5 10.2 9.9 9.6
Ivory Coast 9.32 Dec/16 9.3 9.27 9.25 9.22
Jamaica 12.20 Jun/17 12.7 12.5 12.5 12.4
Japan 2.80 Oct/17 2.9 3 3 3.3
Jordan 18.00 Jun/17 17.5 17.3 17 16.7
Kazakhstan 5.00 Nov/17 5.1 5.1 5.1 5
Kenya 11.00 Dec/16 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9
Kosovo 27.50 Dec/16 26.4 25.2 25.2 25.2
Kuwait 2.40 Dec/16 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.1
Kyrgyzstan 2.40 Apr/17 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4
Laos 1.50 Dec/16 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.57
Latvia 8.50 Sep/17 9 9.3 9 8.8
Lebanon 6.80 Dec/16 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.97
Lesotho 27.42 Dec/16 26.2 26.27 26.35 26.42
Liberia 4.00 Dec/16 4.3 4.37 4.45 4.52
Libya 19.22 Dec/16 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.2
Liechtenstein 2.30 Dec/16 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5
Lithuania 7.70 Nov/17 8.6 8.2 7.3 7.1
Luxembourg 5.80 Oct/17 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7
Macau 1.90 Oct/17 2.1 2.2 2.3 2
Macedonia 22.10 Sep/17 21.9 21.7 21.5 21.9
Madagascar 2.13 Dec/16 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.5
Malawi 6.74 Dec/16 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.8
Malaysia 3.40 Oct/17 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5
Maldives 3.20 Dec/16 4 5 5 3.87
Mali 8.10 Dec/16 8.5 8.45 8.4 8.35
Malta 4.10 Jun/17 4 4 4.1 4
Mauritania 11.66 Dec/16 12.8 13 13.2 13.4
Mauritius 7.20 Jun/17 6.9 6 6.4 7.3
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6
Moldova 3.40 Sep/17 3.3 6.2 4.1 3.2
Mongolia 9.10 Sep/17 9.3 8.8 8.9 8.7
Montenegro 22.51 Nov/17 20.2 19.7 19.4 19
Morocco 10.60 Sep/17 9.5 10.2 9.7 9.8
Mozambique 24.37 Dec/16 24.2 24 23.8 23.6
Myanmar 4.10 Dec/14 4 4 4 4.1
Namibia 34.00 Dec/16 31.9 30.5 29.7 29
Nepal 3.20 Dec/16 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.02
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.6
New Caledonia 14.90 Dec/16 14.4 15.4 14.9 15.6
New Zealand 4.60 Sep/17 4.9 5 5 4.8
Nicaragua 5.90 Dec/16 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.65
Niger 2.63 Dec/16 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7
Nigeria 14.20 Dec/16 14.4 14.2 14 13.9
North Korea 4.30 Dec/16 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.4
Norway 4.00 Sep/17 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1
Oman 17.50 Dec/16 19 20 20 17.6
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/16 6.1 6 6 5.72
Palestine 29.20 Sep/17 27 26.9 26.4 25.6
Panama 5.60 Dec/16 5.3 5.6 5.6 6
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/16 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5
Paraguay 8.90 Jun/17 8.6 8.5 8.5 7.5
Peru 6.60 Nov/17 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.6
Philippines 5.00 Dec/17 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4
Poland 6.60 Oct/17 7.7 7.5 7.3 7
Portugal 8.50 Sep/17 8.9 9.5 9.1 8.2
Puerto Rico 11.70 Aug/17 12.5 12.7 12.8 12.8
Qatar 0.10 Jun/17 0.8 1 1 0.5
Republic of the Congo 11.19 Dec/16 12.1 12.17 12.25 12.32
Romania 4.90 Oct/17 5.2 5.1 5 5.1
Russia 5.10 Oct/17 4.8 5 5.2 5.4
Rwanda 16.70 Feb/17 15.6 17.75 18.82 19.9
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/16 13.2 13.17 13.15 13.12
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/17 5.9 5.9 6 6
Senegal 12.50 Jun/17 20.2 12.5 8.6 17.4
Serbia 12.90 Sep/17 11.7 12.2 11.5 11.6
Seychelles 4.50 Dec/16 4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Sierra Leone 3.00 Dec/16 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
Singapore 2.20 Sep/17 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4
Slovakia 6.10 Oct/17 6.1 5.8 5.6 5.4
Slovenia 8.70 Sep/17 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5
South Africa 27.70 Sep/17 27.5 28 27.8 27.1
South Korea 3.70 Nov/17 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.8
Spain 16.38 Sep/17 16.4 16.2 16 15.8
Sri Lanka 4.50 Jun/17 4.6 4.3 5 4.4
Sudan 13.30 Dec/16 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4
Suriname 9.90 Dec/16 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
Swaziland 25.28 Dec/16 25 24.9 24.8 24.7
Sweden 5.80 Nov/17 6.6 7.1 7 5.9
Switzerland 3.10 Nov/17 3.4 3.5 3 3.2
Syria 14.30 Dec/16 28 25 25 25
Taiwan 3.69 Oct/17 3.81 3.85 3.9 3.92
Tajikistan 2.20 Sep/17 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2
Thailand 1.30 Oct/17 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4
Togo 6.79 Dec/16 7 7 7 7
Trinidad and Tobago 4.50 Mar/17 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.9
Tunisia 15.30 Sep/17 15.2 15.1 15 14.9
Turkey 10.60 Sep/17 12.4 11.8 10.7 12
Turkmenistan 8.62 Dec/16 10.8 10.7 10.7 8.77
Uganda 2.28 Dec/16 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
Ukraine 9.10 Jun/17 9.8 10 9.6 9.4
United Arab Emirates 3.69 Dec/16 4.6 4.8 4.8 3.45
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3
United States 4.10 Nov/17 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.5
Uruguay 7.58 Sep/17 8.4 8.1 8.1 7.9
Uzbekistan 8.90 Dec/16 8.7 8.5 8.5 9
Venezuela 7.30 Apr/16 25 30 30 8.5
Vietnam 2.09 Mar/17 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3
Yemen 17.10 Dec/16 18 17 17 16.55
Zambia 7.53 Dec/16 8.4 8.62 8.85 9.07
Zimbabwe 5.09 Dec/16 5.2 5.22 5.25 5.27