Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed fell by 2 thousand from a month earlier to 2.26 million in January 2019, following a revised 12 thousand drop in December and compared to market consensus of an 11 thousand decline. The unemployment rate stood at 5 percent in January, unchanged from the previous month and the lowest since German reunification in 1990. Unemployment Change in Germany averaged -1.57 Thousand from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 264 Thousand in January of 2005 and a record low of -96 Thousand in May of 2006.

Unemployment Change in Germany is expected to be 11.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Change in Germany to stand at 10.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Change is projected to trend around 15.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-30 08:55 AM Unemployment Change -11K -23K -12K -9K
2018-11-29 08:55 AM Unemployment Change -16K -12K -10K -14K
2019-01-04 08:55 AM Unemployment Change -14K -16K -11K 0K
2019-01-31 08:55 AM Unemployment Change -2K -12K -11K -8K
2019-03-01 08:55 AM Unemployment Change -2K 5K
2019-03-29 07:55 AM Unemployment Change 11K
2019-04-30 07:55 AM Unemployment Change


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.30 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44914.00 44845.00 44914.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2405.59 2209.55 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -2.00 -12.00 264.00 -96.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.40 6.30 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.10 15.90 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 97.60 100.00 106.00 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 115.29 113.18 115.29 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 757.71 781.33 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3875.00 3808.00 3875.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 186.40 114.50 186.40 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.50 0.50 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 9.19 8.84 9.19 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.85 82.52 82.85 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.58 65.50 65.58 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.58 65.50 65.58 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.50 60.90 61.70 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1990.00 1960.00 1990.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1240.00 1210.00 1240.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2050.00 2100.00 2100.00 1950.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3550.00 3550.00 3550.00 3400.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 10920.00 10897.10 10992.70 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.20 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 76.30 75.40 76.30 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29971.90 29382.30 30031.60 26748.40 Thousand [+]


Germany Unemployment Change

In German, unemployment change measures the absolut change in the number of unemployed people in the reporting month. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Unemployment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Unemployment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.00 -12.00 264.00 -96.00 1992 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Germany -2.00 Jan/19
Spain 83.50 Jan/19


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