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

The unemployment rate in the Euro Area fell to 9.1 percent in June of 2017 from a downwardly revised 9.2 percent in May and below market expectations of 9.2 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since February of 2009. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was higher at 10.1 percent. 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)
2017-05-31 09:00 AM Apr 9.3% 9.4% 9.4% 9.4%
2017-07-03 09:00 AM May 9.3% 9.3% 9.2% 9.3%
2017-07-31 09:00 AM Jun 9.1% 9.2% 9.2% 9.2%
2017-08-31 09:00 AM Jul 9.1% 9.1%
2017-10-02 09:00 AM Aug 9%
2017-10-31 10:00 AM Sep 8.9%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.20 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 14613.00 14759.00 19153.00 11368.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154.77 153.88 154.77 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.80 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.70 19.00 24.70 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 103.80 103.60 103.80 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 100.40 112.10 112.10 85.10 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 341.01 339.89 341.01 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.40 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31212.80 31035.80 31212.80 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.80 57.10 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 111779.20 112684.40 118857.50 107450.40 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.54 64.47 64.63 62.37 [+]
Retirement Age Women 64.32 64.20 64.32 61.61 [+]


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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.10 9.20 12.10 7.30 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 17.22 Jun/17
Brazil 13.00 Jun/17
Italy 11.10 Jun/17
Turkey 10.20 May/17
France 9.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 9.10 Jun/17
Canada 6.30 Jul/17
Australia 5.60 Jul/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.10 Jul/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Netherlands 4.80 Jul/17
United Kingdom 4.40 Jun/17
United States 4.30 Jul/17
China 3.95 Jun/17
Germany 3.80 Jun/17
South Korea 3.60 Jul/17
Mexico 3.30 Jun/17
Switzerland 3.00 Jul/17
Japan 2.80 Jun/17