The unemployment rate in Denmark inched down to 3.6 percent in August of 2021 from a downwardly revised 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since February last year, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 5,619 to 101,343. The number unemployment in August was 1,519 lower than February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Denmark. source: Statistics Denmark

Unemployment Rate in Denmark averaged 4.62 percent from 2007 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 6.20 percent in August of 2010 and a record low of 2.40 percent in May of 2008. This page provides - Denmark Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Denmark Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Denmark is expected to be 3.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Denmark Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.10 percent in 2022 and 4.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Denmark Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-30 06:00 AM May 4.0% 4.5% 4.5%
2021-07-30 06:00 AM Jun 3.8% 4.0% 4.0%
2021-08-31 06:00 AM Jul 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
2021-09-30 06:00 AM Aug 3.6% 3.7% 3.8%
2021-10-29 06:00 AM Sep 3.6% 3.8%
2021-11-30 07:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Danish Jobless Rate Falls to 1-1/2-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Denmark inched down to 3.6 percent in August of 2021 from a downwardly revised 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since February last year, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 5,619 to 101,343. The number unemployment in August was 1,519 lower than February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Denmark.
2021-09-30
Danish Jobless Rate Stays at 16-Month Low
The unemployment rate in Denmark stood at 3.8 percent in July of 2021, unchanged from the previous month. It remained the lowest jobless rate since February last year, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 513 to 108,583. Still, the number unemployment in June was 5,770 above the level February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Denmark.
2021-08-31
Danish Jobless Rate Falls to 16-Month Low
The unemployment rate in Denmark declined to 3.8 percent in June 2021 from 4.0 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since February last year, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 5,313 to 108,593. The largest unemployment drops of 0.4 percentage points was for the person aged 25 to 29-years, however, still have the highest unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. Still, the number unemployment in June was 6,000 above the level February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Denmark.
2021-07-30
Danish Jobless Rate Falls to 15-Month Low
The unemployment rate in Denmark declined to 4.0 percent in May 2021 from a downwardly revised 4.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since February last year, as the number of unemployed people decreased by 13,909 to 115,251, the largest monthly decline in unemployment since the series began in January 2007. Still, the number unemployment in May was 12,500 above the level February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Denmark.
2021-06-30

Denmark Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 3.60 percent Aug/21 3.70 6.20 2.40
Unemployed Persons 101343.00 Aug/21 106961.90 165994.20 66578.30
Employed Persons 2792.00 Thousand Jun/21 2722.00 2798.00 2532.00
Productivity 113.48 points Jun/21 113.69 113.69 82.79
Wages 42592.14 DKK/Month Dec/19 41735.60 42592.14 35381.53
Wages in Manufacturing 151.80 points Jun/21 147.80 151.80 66.00
Population 5.82 Million Dec/20 5.81 5.82 4.57
Employment Rate 66.80 percent Aug/21 66.60 70.20 63.00
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.90 percent Aug/21 69.60 72.80 67.70
Job Vacancies 56543.00 Jun/21 39300.00 56543.00 15507.00


Denmark Unemployment Rate
In Denmark, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.