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 Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19
United States 3.90 Apr/18 4 4 3.9 3.8
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.1
China 3.89 Mar/18 3.9 4 4 4.1
Japan 2.50 Mar/18 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.3
Germany 3.40 Mar/18 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8
United Kingdom 4.20 Mar/18 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5
France 8.90 Dec/17 8.7 8.5 8.2 8.1
India 3.52 Dec/17 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6
Italy 11.00 Mar/18 10.7 10.5 10.3 10.1
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18 12.8 12.6 12.9 13
Canada 5.80 Apr/18 5.8 6 5.9 6
South Korea 3.80 Apr/18 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9
Russia 5.00 Mar/18 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.1
Spain 16.74 Mar/18 15.6 15.4 15.1 14.9
Australia 5.60 Apr/18 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.4
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.5
Turkey 10.60 Feb/18 9.9 10.4 10.2 10.1
Last Q2/18 Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19
Afghanistan 8.80 Dec/17 8.5 8.55 8.5 8.57
Albania 13.60 Dec/17 13.2 13 13 12.7
Algeria 11.70 Sep/17 12 12 12 12
Angola 19.90 Dec/16 26.95 26.67 26.4 26.62
Argentina 7.20 Dec/17 7 6.8 6.8 6.7
Armenia 18.00 Dec/17 17.8 17.6 16.3 16
Australia 5.60 Apr/18 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4
Austria 7.70 Apr/18 7.2 7.4 9.2 8
Azerbaijan 5.10 Dec/16 5.5 5.47 5.4 5.57
Bahamas 10.10 Dec/17 13 13 13 12
Bahrain 4.00 Dec/16 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.3
Bangladesh 4.20 Dec/17 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6
Barbados 10.80 Sep/17 10.7 10.2 10.2 10.8
Belarus 0.50 Mar/18 1 1 1 1
Belgium 6.40 Mar/18 6.2 6.2 6 6.2
Belize 8.00 Dec/16 7 7 7 7
Benin 1.00 Dec/16 1 1 1 1
Bhutan 2.50 Dec/17 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.8
Bolivia 3.71 Dec/16 4 4.05 4.1 4.12
Bosnia and Herzegovina 37.41 Feb/18 37 37.5 37 36
Botswana 18.10 Dec/17 18.75 18.47 18.2 18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18 12.8 12.6 12.9 13
Brunei 2.00 Dec/16 2.7 2.7 2.7 3
Bulgaria 6.80 Mar/18 7.2 7.2 7 7
Burkina Faso 2.98 Dec/16 3.25 3.22 3.2 3.15
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12 12 12 12 12
Cambodia 0.30 Dec/17 0.6 0.47 0.6 0.52
Cameroon 4.51 Dec/16 4.4 4.45 4.5 4.47
Canada 5.80 Apr/18 5.8 6 5.9 6
Cape Verde 12.20 Dec/17 13 13 13 12.5
Cayman Islands 4.20 Dec/16 4.8 4.4 5.2 5.3
Central African Republic 6.87 Dec/16 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.77
Chad 5.89 Dec/17 6.5 6.5 6.5 6
Chile 6.90 Mar/18 6.4 6.6 6.7 6.9
China 3.89 Mar/18 3.9 4 4 4.1
Colombia 9.40 Mar/18 10.8 10.7 10.8 10.6
Comoros 19.96 Dec/16 19.85 19.87 19.9 19.95
Congo 46.10 Dec/13 47.95 49.17 52.06 51
Costa Rica 10.30 Mar/18 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7
Croatia 11.50 Mar/18 11.3 11.4 11.5 11
Cuba 2.00 Dec/16 1.9 1.92 2.3 2.4
Cyprus 9.10 Mar/18 8.6 8.2 7.7 7.4
Czech Republic 3.20 Apr/18 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.7
Denmark 4.10 Mar/18 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.6
Dominican Republic 5.10 Dec/17 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.6
East Timor 4.00 Dec/16 4 4.45 4 4.72
Ecuador 5.80 Dec/17 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7
Egypt 10.60 Mar/18 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.7
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/16 7.4 6.45 6.3 6.32
Equatorial Guinea 7.33 Dec/16 6.9 6.9 23.39 6.85
Eritrea 7.27 Dec/16 7.25 7.27 7.3 7.32
Estonia 6.80 Mar/18 6.6 6.9 6 5.8
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15 16.4 16.2 16 15.82
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.1
European Union 7.10 Mar/18 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7
Fiji 6.31 Dec/17 7.3 7.87 7.3 7.87
Finland 8.80 Mar/18 8.5 7.4 7.9 8.7
France 8.90 Dec/17 8.7 8.5 8.2 8.1
Gabon 19.60 Dec/17 18.55 18.37 18.2 18.17
Gambia 29.69 Dec/16 29.6 29.6 29.6 29.62
Georgia 11.80 Dec/16 10.9 11.37 10.9 11.2
Germany 3.40 Mar/18 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8
Ghana 5.77 Dec/16 6 6 6 7
Greece 20.80 Feb/18 20.3 20 19.1 18.2
Guatemala 2.30 Jun/17 2.7 3.1 3.1 3.1
Guinea 6.85 Dec/16 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9
Guinea Bissau 6.53 Dec/16 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.57
Guyana 11.40 Dec/16 21.3 11.27 11.2 11.2
Haiti 13.19 Dec/16 13 13 13 13.1
Honduras 6.70 Dec/17 7.2 7.2 7.2 6.5
Hong Kong 2.80 Apr/18 3 3.1 3.5 3.1
Hungary 3.90 Mar/18 3.8 4 4.2 4.3
Iceland 2.50 Mar/18 2.7 2.8 3 3
India 3.52 Dec/17 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18 5.4 5.5 5.7 5.5
Iran 12.10 Mar/18 12 12 11.7 12
Iraq 14.80 Dec/17 14.5 14.5 14.5 14
Ireland 5.90 Apr/18 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.2
Israel 3.60 Mar/18 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.4
Italy 11.00 Mar/18 10.7 10.5 10.3 10.1
Ivory Coast 9.32 Dec/16 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3
Jamaica 9.60 Mar/18 9.5 10 10 10.5
Japan 2.50 Mar/18 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.3
Jordan 18.50 Dec/17 18 18.3 17.9 18
Kazakhstan 4.90 Apr/18 5.1 4.9 5.3 4.9
Kenya 11.00 Dec/16 11.05 10.97 10.9 10.9
Kosovo 30.60 Dec/17 29 29 28.5 27
Kuwait 2.08 Dec/17 2.7 2.65 2.7 2.65
Kyrgyzstan 2.40 Feb/18 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4
Laos 0.70 Dec/17 1.5 1.47 1.5 1.47
Latvia 8.10 Dec/17 8.6 8.2 8.1 8
Lebanon 6.70 Dec/17 6.7 6.77 6.7 6.82
Lesotho 27.25 Dec/17 26.25 26.22 26.2 26.27
Liberia 4.00 Dec/16 4.05 4.07 4.1 4.1
Libya 19.22 Dec/16 19 19 19 19
Liechtenstein 1.90 Dec/17 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.2
Lithuania 8.60 Mar/18 7.3 7.1 8.2 8.2
Luxembourg 5.70 Mar/18 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.8
Macau 1.90 Mar/18 2 2 2 1.9
Macedonia 21.90 Dec/17 21.5 21.9 20.4 22.2
Madagascar 2.13 Dec/16 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.42
Malawi 6.74 Dec/16 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.87
Malaysia 3.30 Mar/18 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.7
Maldives 3.20 Dec/16 5 2.82 5 3.05
Mali 8.10 Dec/16 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.47
Malta 3.70 Dec/17 4.1 4 4.3 3.9
Mauritania 11.80 Dec/17 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.87
Mauritius 6.70 Dec/17 7.1 6.8 7 7
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.4
Moldova 3.30 Dec/17 4.1 3.2 4.2 3.4
Mongolia 9.70 Mar/18 8.9 8.7 9.4 8.7
Montenegro 19.40 Apr/18 19.4 19 18.6 18.4
Morocco 10.50 Mar/18 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.8
Mozambique 25.04 Dec/17 24.25 24.22 24.2 23.92
Myanmar 4.10 Dec/14 4 4.1 4 4.1
Namibia 34.00 Dec/16 29.7 29 28.9 35.67
Nepal 3.20 Dec/17 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.2
Netherlands 3.90 Apr/18 3.9 3.8 4.2 4.4
New Caledonia 14.90 Dec/16 14.9 14.85 14.5 14.87
New Zealand 4.40 Mar/18 5 4.6 5.1 4.6
Nicaragua 3.30 Dec/17 6.6 6.1 6.4 6.32
Niger 2.63 Dec/16 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5
Nigeria 18.80 Sep/17 17 17 17 17.5
North Korea 4.20 Dec/17 4.2 4.22 4.2 4.2
Norway 3.90 Feb/18 4 4 3.9 3.8
Oman 17.50 Dec/16 17 17 17 16
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/16 6 5.92 6 5.9
Palestine 30.20 Mar/18 26.4 28 26.3 27.8
Panama 6.10 Dec/17 5.6 6 6 5.55
Papua New Guinea 2.60 Dec/17 2.55 2.57 2.5 2.6
Paraguay 7.60 Sep/17 8.5 7.6 7 7.5
Peru 7.30 May/18 6.5 7.2 7.3 7
Philippines 5.30 Mar/18 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.4
Poland 6.60 Mar/18 6.4 6.2 6 5.8
Portugal 7.90 Mar/18 7.5 7.3 7.6 7.5
Puerto Rico 9.80 Mar/18 12.8 12.8 12.7 11.6
Qatar 0.10 Dec/17 1 0.1 1 0.1
Republic of the Congo 10.95 Dec/17 11.95 12.02 12.1 12.17
Romania 4.50 Mar/18 4.7 4.8 4.8 5
Russia 5.00 Mar/18 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.1
Rwanda 16.70 Feb/17 17.75 18.82 19.9 20.65
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/16 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Dec/17 6 6 6 5.7
Senegal 15.70 Dec/17 15 15.6 15.1 15.1
Serbia 14.70 Dec/17 12 12.5 12.5 13.1
Seychelles 4.10 Dec/17 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
Sierra Leone 4.50 Dec/17 3 3 3 3
Singapore 2.00 Mar/18 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2
Slovakia 5.40 Apr/18 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.4
Slovenia 9.10 Feb/18 8.7 8.3 8 7.7
South Africa 26.70 Mar/18 27.8 27 27 27.4
South Korea 3.80 Apr/18 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9
Spain 16.74 Mar/18 15.6 15.4 15.1 14.9
Sri Lanka 4.00 Dec/17 5 4 4.5 4
Sudan 13.30 Dec/16 13.3 13.35 13.4 13.4
Suriname 9.90 Dec/16 9.6 9.95 10.3 10.12
Swaziland 25.28 Dec/16 25.45 25.32 25.2 25.2
Sweden 6.50 Mar/18 6.7 6 5.8 6.2
Switzerland 2.70 Apr/18 2.6 2.5 2.8 2.5
Syria 15.20 Dec/17 25 25 25 13.25
Taiwan 3.67 Mar/18 3.75 3.81 3.92 3.96
Tajikistan 2.20 Feb/18 2.6 2.3 2.7 2.3
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14 10.25 10.22 10.2 10.2
Thailand 1.20 Mar/18 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2
Togo 6.79 Dec/16 6.95 6.97 7 6.97
Trinidad and Tobago 5.30 Jun/17 5 5 5.2 5.3
Tunisia 15.40 Mar/18 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4
Turkey 10.60 Feb/18 9.9 10.4 10.2 10.1
Turkmenistan 3.40 Dec/17 9 9 9 10
Uganda 2.10 Dec/17 2.25 2.27 2.3 2.3
Ukraine 9.90 Dec/17 9.6 9.4 9.4 9.1
United Arab Emirates 3.69 Dec/16 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.8
United Kingdom 4.20 Mar/18 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5
United States 3.90 Apr/18 4 4 3.9 3.8
Uruguay 8.50 Mar/18 8 8.1 8 8.2
Uzbekistan 7.20 Dec/17 8.5 7.37 8.5 6.8
Venezuela 7.30 Apr/16 30 30 30 25
Vietnam 2.01 Dec/17 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3
Yemen 17.10 Dec/16 17 16.75 17 16.65
Zambia 7.79 Dec/17 8.55 8.52 8.5 8.75
Zimbabwe 5.16 Dec/17 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.32