The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany decreased by 53 thousand to 2.538 million in August 2021, following a revised 90 thousand drop in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 40 thousand fall. That took the unemployment rate down to 5.5 percent, from a downwardly-revised 5.6 percent in July and well below the 6.3 percent touched in the same month of 2020. Vacancies rose by 22 thousand last month, extending a 40 thousand increase in July. source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Unemployment Change in Germany averaged -0.66 Thousand from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 357 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of -96 Thousand in May of 2006. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Unemployment Change in Germany is expected to be -36.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -30.00 Thousand in 2022 and -12.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-53.00 -90.00 357.00 -96.00 1992 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-01 07:55 AM May -15K 8K -9K 15K
2021-06-30 07:55 AM Jun -38K -19K -20K -20K
2021-07-29 07:55 AM Jul -91K -39K -28K -22K
2021-08-31 07:55 AM Aug -53K -90K -40K -40K
2021-09-30 07:55 AM Sep -53K -36K
2021-10-28 08:55 AM Oct
2021-11-30 08:55 AM Nov


News Stream
German Unemployment Falls More than Forecast
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany decreased by 53 thousand to 2.538 million in August 2021, following a revised 90 thousand drop in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 40 thousand fall. That took the unemployment rate down to 5.5 percent, from a downwardly-revised 5.6 percent in July and well below the 6.3 percent touched in the same month of 2020. Vacancies rose by 22 thousand last month, extending a 40 thousand increase in July.
2021-08-31
German Unemployment Continues to Fall
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany decreased by 91 thousand to 2.598 million in July of 2021, the third straight month of falling unemployment and compared to market forecasts of a 28 thousand drop. "Unemployment and underemployment have continued to fall sharply since the start of the summer break. "Companies are increasingly looking to hire new staff", Labour Office head Detlef Scheele said. The jobless rate dropped to 5.7% from 5.9%, below forecasts of 5.8%.
2021-07-29
German Unemployment Continues to Fall in June
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany decreased by 38 thousand to 2.691 million in June 2021, following a revised 19 thousand drop in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 20 thousand fall. The latest reading continued to point to an ongoing recovery in the labor market as Europe's largest economy continued its re-opening efforts, helped by COVID-19 vaccinations. The jobless rate held steady at 5.9 percent in June, unchanged from the previous month's revised figure.
2021-06-30
German Unemployment Falls More than Expected
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany decreased by 15 thousand to 2.739 million in May of 2021, following a downwardly revised 8 thousand rise in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 9 thousand drop. The reading pointed to a solid recovery in the job market as the pandemic fades adding to prospects for a consumer-driven recovery over the summer months, despite the impact of the coronavirus crisis was still visible very clearly. The jobless rate was unchanged at 6.0 percent for the fifth consecutive month. The report also showed the number of employees put on shorter working hours in subsidized job protection schemes, also known as Kurzarbeit, fell sharply in May, preliminary figures showed.
2021-06-01

Germany Unemployment Change
In German, unemployment change measures the absolut change in the number of unemployed people in the reporting month.