Euro Area Unemployment Rate  1995-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in the Euro Area came in at 8.2 percent in July of 2018, the same as in the previous month and the lowest rate since November of 2008. It came in line with market expectations. Unemployment Rate in the Euro Area averaged 9.73 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12.10 percent in March of 2013 and a record low of 7.30 percent in October of 2007.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-02 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.4% 8.5% 8.5%
2018-07-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 8.4%
2018-08-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.2% 8.2% 8.3%
2018-10-01 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.2%
2018-10-31 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.1%
2018-11-30 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.1%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.20 8.20 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 13290.00 13370.00 19205.00 11404.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157.98 157.21 157.98 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.60 16.80 24.70 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.20 105.20 105.20 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 113.70 102.60 114.00 85.10 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.90 1.80 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 340.72 339.88 340.72 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.40 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31244.60 31351.90 31473.80 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.00 57.30 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 113841.70 114580.90 118899.50 107473.60 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.36 64.27 64.36 62.24 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.96 63.86 63.96 61.66 [+]


Euro Area Unemployment Rate

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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.20 8.20 12.10 7.30 1995 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.30 Jul/18
Italy 10.40 Jul/18
Turkey 10.20 Jun/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.20 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 6.00 Aug/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.60 Aug/18
South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
United States 3.90 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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