Germany Unemployment Rate 1949-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.6 percent in December 2017 from an upwardly revised 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since October 1980, as the number of unemployed declined further while employment was almost unchanged. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.61 percent from 1949 until 2017, 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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German Jobless Rate Drops to 37-Year Low


German seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.6 percent in December 2017 from an upwardly revised 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since October 1980.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons declined by 0.6 percent to 1.58 million from 1.59 million, while employment was almost unchanged at 41.86 million people.

Compared with December 2016, unemployment dropped by 6.0 percent from 1.68 million people while employment rose 1.4 percent from 41.27 million people.

Youth unemployment rate came in at 6.6 percent, the same as in the previous month and compared with 6.8 percent a year earlier.

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons fell by 25 thousand to 2.415 million in January 2018. The adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent, the lowest level since German reunification in 1990.


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1/31/2018 9:06:10 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-03 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.5% 5.6% 5.6%
2018-01-31 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.6% 3.7% 3.6%
2018-01-31 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
2018-02-28 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.6% 3.6%
2018-03-29 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.6%
2018-04-27 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.5%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.70 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44480.00 44380.00 44480.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2570.31 2384.96 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -25.00 -30.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.50 1.60 6.30 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.60 6.60 15.90 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 107.50 108.90 108.90 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 113.00 112.39 113.00 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 823.08 706.86 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3779.00 3776.00 3779.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.70 177.00 177.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.70 1.20 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.84 8.84 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.80 82.18 82.80 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 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.50 60.90 61.50 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1990.00 1960.00 1990.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1240.00 1210.00 1240.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2050.00 2100.00 2100.00 1950.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3550.00 3550.00 3550.00 3400.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 10830.50 10824.70 10849.50 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.60 74.80 75.60 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 30031.60 29343.50 30031.60 26748.40 Thousand [+]


Germany Unemployment Rate

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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.70 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 11.80 Dec/17
Italy 10.80 Dec/17
Turkey 10.30 Nov/17
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.70 Dec/17
Canada 5.90 Jan/18
Australia 5.50 Jan/18
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Russia 5.20 Jan/18
United Kingdom 4.40 Dec/17
Netherlands 4.20 Jan/18
United States 4.10 Jan/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Germany 3.60 Dec/17
South Korea 3.60 Jan/18
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.30 Jan/18
Mexico 3.10 Dec/17
Japan 2.80 Dec/17


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