Euro Area Unemployment Rate  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in the Eurozone declined to 9.3 percent in April of 2017 from a downwardly revised 9.4 percent in the previous two months and below market expectations of 9.4 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since March of 2009. Unemployment Rate in the Euro Area averaged 9.78 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 12.10 percent in April of 2013 and a record low of 7.30 percent in October of 2007.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-03 09:00 AM Feb 9.5% 9.6% 9.5% 9.5%
2017-05-02 09:00 AM Mar 9.5% 9.5% 9.4% 9.5%
2017-05-31 09:00 AM Apr 9.3% 9.4% 9.4% 9.4%
2017-07-03 09:00 AM May 9.3% 9.3%
2017-07-31 09:00 AM Jun 9.2%
2017-08-31 09:00 AM Jul 9.2%




Euro Area Jobless Rate Falls Further To 9.3% In April


The unemployment rate in the Eurozone declined to 9.3 percent in April of 2017 from a downwardly revised 9.4 percent in the previous two months and below market expectations of 9.4 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since March of 2009.

The EU 28 unemployment rate was 7.8 percent, down from 7.9 percent in March and the lowest rate since December of 2008.

There were 19.121 million unemployed persons in the EU28, of whom 15.040 million in the Euro Area. Compared with the previous month, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 253 000 in the EU28 and by 233 000 in the Euro Area. 

Among Member States, the lowest unemployment rates in April 2017 were recorded in the Czech Republic (3.2 percent), Germany (3.9 percent) and Malta (4.1 percent). The highest ones were observed in Greece (23.2 percent in February 2017) and Spain (17.8 percent). The jobless rate in France (9.5 percent) and Italy (11.1 percent) was above the Euro Area average while in Ireland it was below (6.4 percent). 

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/31/2017 9:28:56 AM



Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.30 9.40 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 154.77 153.88 154.77 117.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 14930.00 15154.00 19174.00 11368.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.80 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.70 19.00 24.70 14.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 100.40 112.10 112.10 85.10 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.80 103.60 103.80 82.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 1681.00 1676.00 1681.00 1302.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.40 1.60 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 339.89 338.52 339.89 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.40 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 112867.40 113544.70 118857.50 107450.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 31101.30 30656.10 31101.30 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.63 64.48 64.63 62.47 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.94 63.77 63.94 61.59 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.10 57.20 57.30 55.00 percent [+]


Euro Area Unemployment Rate Notes

In Euro Area, 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 - Euro Area Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.30 9.40 12.10 7.30 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17