Unemployment Rate - Forecast - 2018-2020

This page provides forecasts for Unemployment Rate including a long-term outlook for the next decades, medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions.


Last Q1/18 Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18
United States 4.10 Dec/17 4.1 4.2 4 4
Euro Area 8.70 Nov/17 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.2
China 3.95 Sep/17 3.9 3.9 4 4
Japan 2.70 Nov/17 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9
Germany 3.60 Nov/17 3.8 3.9 4 4
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
France 9.70 Sep/17 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.1
India 3.46 Dec/16 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8
Italy 11.00 Nov/17 11.1 11 11 10.9
Brazil 12.00 Nov/17 11.8 11.4 11.2 10.9
Canada 5.70 Dec/17 6.4 6.5 6 6.5
South Korea 3.60 Dec/17 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8
Russia 5.10 Nov/17 5 5.2 5.4 5.5
Spain 16.38 Sep/17 16.2 16 15.8 15.1
Australia 5.40 Nov/17 5.4 5.6 6 6
Mexico 3.40 Nov/17 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.5
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.7
Turkey 10.30 Oct/17 11.8 10.7 12 12.7
Last Q1/18 Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18
Afghanistan 8.50 Dec/16 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
Albania 13.60 Sep/17 13.6 13.2 13 13
Algeria 11.70 Sep/17 12 12 12 12
Angola 26.00 Dec/14 26.95 26.67 26.4 26.62
Argentina 8.30 Sep/17 10.1 10 9.5 9.1
Armenia 16.50 Sep/17 17 16.8 16.2 16.3
Australia 5.40 Nov/17 5.4 5.6 6 6
Austria 9.40 Dec/17 8.4 7.2 7.4 9.8
Azerbaijan 5.10 Dec/16 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4
Bahamas 12.70 Dec/16 13 13 13 13
Bahrain 4.00 Dec/16 4.1 4.1 5 4.1
Bangladesh 4.10 Dec/16 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Barbados 11.40 Jun/17 10.7 10.7 10 10
Belarus 0.90 Feb/17 1 1 1 1
Belgium 6.70 Nov/17 6.6 6.4 6.2 5.8
Belize 8.00 Dec/16 7 7 7 7
Benin 1.00 Dec/16 1 1 1 1
Bhutan 2.50 Dec/16 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.6
Bolivia 3.71 Dec/16 4 4 4.05 4.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 38.81 Oct/17 38.8 38.4 38.2 38.2
Botswana 17.60 Dec/16 18.7 18.5 18.3 18.1
Brazil 12.00 Nov/17 11.8 11.4 11.2 10.9
Brunei 2.00 Dec/16 5.7 5.7 2.07 5.7
Bulgaria 6.93 Nov/17 8 7.9 7.2 8
Burkina Faso 2.98 Dec/16 3.07 3.05 3.02 3
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12 12 12 12 12
Cambodia 0.30 Dec/16 0.6 0.6 0.47 0.6
Cameroon 4.51 Dec/16 4.55 4.6 4.65 4.7
Canada 5.70 Dec/17 6.4 6.5 6 6.5
Cape Verde 15.00 Dec/16 13.87 14.55 15.22 15.9
Cayman Islands 4.20 Dec/16 4.8 4.8 4.5 5.2
Central African Republic 6.87 Dec/16 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8
Chad 5.78 Dec/16 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.6
Chile 6.50 Nov/17 6.6 6.4 6.7 6.7
China 3.95 Sep/17 3.9 3.9 4 4
Colombia 8.40 Nov/17 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.4
Comoros 19.96 Dec/16 19.82 19.85 19.87 19.9
Congo 46.10 Dec/13 46.72 47.95 49.17 52.06
Costa Rica 9.40 Sep/17 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.7
Croatia 12.10 Nov/17 10 9.8 9.6 9.4
Cuba 2.00 Dec/16 1.9 1.9 1.92 2.3
Cyprus 11.00 Nov/17 9.8 9.5 9.2 9
Czech Republic 3.80 Dec/17 3.9 3.9 4 4.2
Denmark 4.30 Nov/17 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7
Dominican Republic 5.40 Jun/17 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.2
East Timor 4.00 Dec/16 4 4 4.45 4
Ecuador 5.80 Dec/17 5.8 5.8 5.9 6
Egypt 11.90 Sep/17 11.6 11.8 11.6 11.6
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/16 7.4 7.4 6.6 6.5
Equatorial Guinea 7.33 Dec/16 7 7.1 7.2 23.39
Eritrea 7.27 Dec/16 7.22 7.25 7.27 7.3
Estonia 5.20 Sep/17 5.9 6.6 6.9 6
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15 17.3 17.1 16.9 16.7
Euro Area 8.70 Nov/17 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.2
European Union 7.30 Nov/17 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.1
Fiji 7.90 Dec/16 7.3 7.3 7.7 7.3
Finland 7.10 Nov/17 9.9 9 7.2 7.5
France 9.70 Sep/17 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.1
Gabon 18.50 Dec/16 18.72 18.55 18.37 18.2
Gambia 29.69 Dec/16 29.6 29.6 29.6 29.6
Georgia 11.80 Dec/16 10.9 10.9 11.37 10.9
Germany 3.60 Nov/17 3.8 3.9 4 4
Ghana 5.77 Dec/16 8.9 8.9 8.86 8.86
Greece 20.70 Oct/17 20 19.7 19.5 19.2
Guatemala 3.10 Jun/16 2.7 2.7 3.1 3.1
Guinea 6.85 Dec/16 6.87 6.85 6.82 6.8
Guinea Bissau 6.53 Dec/16 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6
Guyana 11.40 Dec/16 21.3 21.3 11.32 11.2
Haiti 13.19 Dec/16 7.2 7.2 13.22 6.8
Honduras 7.40 Dec/16 7.2 7.2 7.52 7.3
Hong Kong 3.00 Nov/17 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.5
Hungary 3.80 Nov/17 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.4
Iceland 2.50 Nov/17 3.2 3.4 2.9 3.2
India 3.46 Dec/16 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.7
Iran 11.70 Sep/17 11.8 12 12 11.7
Iraq 16.00 Dec/16 16.9 16.9 16.87 16.9
Ireland 6.20 Dec/17 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.2
Israel 4.30 Nov/17 4.5 4.6 4.7 5
Italy 11.00 Nov/17 11.1 11 11 10.9
Ivory Coast 9.32 Dec/16 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3
Jamaica 12.20 Jun/17 12.5 12.5 12.4 12.5
Japan 2.70 Nov/17 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9
Jordan 18.50 Sep/17 17.3 17 17.4 16.9
Kazakhstan 5.00 Dec/17 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.3
Kenya 11.00 Dec/16 11.12 11.05 10.97 10.9
Kosovo 27.50 Dec/16 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.2
Kuwait 2.40 Dec/16 2.7 2.7 2.3 2.7
Kyrgyzstan 2.40 Apr/17 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4
Laos 1.50 Dec/16 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Latvia 8.50 Sep/17 9.3 9 8.8 8.7
Lebanon 6.80 Dec/16 6.7 6.7 6.85 6.7
Lesotho 27.42 Dec/16 26.27 26.25 26.22 26.2
Liberia 4.00 Dec/16 4.22 4.25 4.27 4.3
Libya 19.22 Dec/16 19.2 19.2 19.2 18.23
Liechtenstein 2.30 Dec/16 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Lithuania 7.70 Nov/17 8.2 7.3 7.1 8.2
Luxembourg 5.80 Nov/17 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.6
Macau 1.90 Nov/17 2.2 2.3 2 2.2
Macedonia 22.10 Sep/17 21.7 21.5 21.9 20.4
Madagascar 2.13 Dec/16 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.5
Malawi 6.74 Dec/16 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8
Malaysia 3.30 Nov/17 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.7
Maldives 3.20 Dec/16 5 5 2.9 5
Mali 8.10 Dec/16 8.72 8.65 8.57 8.5
Malta 4.00 Sep/17 4 4.1 4 4.3
Mauritania 11.66 Dec/16 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8
Mauritius 7.00 Sep/17 6 6.4 7.2 6.3
Mexico 3.40 Nov/17 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.5
Moldova 3.40 Sep/17 6.2 4.1 3.2 4.2
Mongolia 9.10 Sep/17 8.8 8.9 8.6 9.4
Montenegro 22.51 Nov/17 19.7 19.4 19 18.6
Morocco 10.60 Sep/17 10.5 9.7 10.4 10
Mozambique 24.37 Dec/16 24.12 24.15 24.17 24.2
Myanmar 4.10 Dec/14 4 4 4.1 4
Namibia 34.00 Dec/16 30.5 29.7 29 28.9
Nepal 3.20 Dec/16 3.5 3.5 3.02 3.5
Netherlands 4.40 Nov/17 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.8
New Caledonia 14.90 Dec/16 15.15 14.9 15.25 14.5
New Zealand 4.60 Sep/17 5 5 4.5 5.1
Nicaragua 5.90 Dec/16 6.6 6.6 6.35 6.5
Niger 2.63 Dec/16 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
Nigeria 14.20 Dec/16 14.2 14 13.9 14
North Korea 4.30 Dec/16 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.2
Norway 4.00 Oct/17 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Oman 17.50 Dec/16 20 20 17.55 20
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/16 6 6 5.8 6
Palestine 29.20 Sep/17 26.9 26.4 26.3 26.3
Panama 5.60 Dec/16 5.6 5.6 6 6
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/16 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Paraguay 8.90 Jun/17 8.5 8.5 7.5 7
Peru 6.50 Dec/17 6.1 5.8 5.6 5.5
Philippines 5.00 Dec/17 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3
Poland 6.50 Nov/17 7.5 7.3 7 7.4
Portugal 8.50 Sep/17 9.5 9.1 8.2 8.4
Puerto Rico 11.70 Aug/17 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.7
Qatar 0.10 Jun/17 1 1 0.5 1
Republic of the Congo 11.19 Dec/16 11.87 11.95 12.02 12.1
Romania 4.70 Nov/17 5.1 5 5.1 5.2
Russia 5.10 Nov/17 5 5.2 5.4 5.5
Rwanda 16.70 Feb/17 16.67 17.75 18.82 19.9
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/16 13.27 13.25 13.22 13.2
Saudi Arabia 5.80 Sep/17 5.9 6 6 6
Senegal 12.50 Jun/17 12.5 8.6 17.4 13.1
Serbia 12.90 Sep/17 12.2 11.5 11.6 11.4
Seychelles 4.50 Dec/16 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Sierra Leone 3.00 Dec/16 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
Singapore 2.20 Sep/17 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5
Slovakia 6.00 Nov/17 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.4
Slovenia 8.80 Oct/17 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.4
South Africa 27.70 Sep/17 28 27.8 27.1 26
South Korea 3.60 Dec/17 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8
Spain 16.38 Sep/17 16.2 16 15.8 15.1
Sri Lanka 4.20 Sep/17 4.3 5 4.3 4.5
Sudan 13.30 Dec/16 13.25 13.3 13.35 13.4
Suriname 9.90 Dec/16 9.35 9.5 9.65 9.8
Swaziland 25.28 Dec/16 25.07 25.05 25.02 25
Sweden 5.80 Nov/17 7.1 7 5.9 6.3
Switzerland 3.30 Dec/17 3.5 3 3.2 3.6
Syria 14.30 Dec/16 25 25 25 25
Taiwan 3.69 Nov/17 3.73 3.75 3.81 3.92
Tajikistan 2.20 Oct/17 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.7
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14 10.27 10.25 10.22 10.2
Thailand 1.10 Nov/17 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.6
Togo 6.79 Dec/16 6.92 6.95 6.97 7
Trinidad and Tobago 4.50 Mar/17 3.7 3.7 4.3 4
Tunisia 15.30 Sep/17 15.2 15.1 15 14.9
Turkey 10.30 Oct/17 11.8 10.7 12 12.7
Turkmenistan 8.62 Dec/16 10.7 10.7 8.7 10.7
Uganda 2.28 Dec/16 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4
Ukraine 8.90 Sep/17 10 9.6 9.4 9.4
United Arab Emirates 3.69 Dec/16 4.8 4.8 3.6 4.8
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3
United States 4.10 Dec/17 4.1 4.2 4 4
Uruguay 7.76 Nov/17 8.1 8.1 7.8 8.5
Uzbekistan 8.90 Dec/16 8.5 8.5 8.97 8.5
Venezuela 7.30 Apr/16 30 30 8.5 30
Vietnam 2.09 Mar/17 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4
Yemen 17.10 Dec/16 17 17 16.75 17
Zambia 7.53 Dec/16 8.47 8.45 8.42 8.4
Zimbabwe 5.09 Dec/16 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2