Germany Unemployment Rate  1949-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 3.9 percent in March 2017, unchanged from the previous month's reading and below 4.3 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate remained at its lowest level since December 1980. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.63 percent from 1949 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.50 percent in April of 1950 and a record low of 0.40 percent in March of 1966.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-31 07:55 AM Feb 3.9% 3.9% 3.8%
2017-05-02 07:55 AM Mar 3.9% 3.9% 3.9%
2017-05-03 07:55 AM Apr 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8%
2017-05-31 07:55 AM May 5.8% 5.7% 5.7%
2017-05-31 07:55 AM Apr 3.9% 3.8%
2017-06-30 07:55 AM Jun 5.9%




German Unemployment Rate Flat At 36-Year Low


German seasonally adjusted harmonised jobless rate came in at 3.9 percent in March 2017, unchanged from the previous month's reading and below 4.3 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate remained at its lowest level since December 1980.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons was unchanged at 1.68 million in March, while employment edged up 0.1 percent to 41.69 million people.

Compared with March 2016, unemployment dropped 7.7 percent from 1.82 million people while employment rose 2 percent from 40.89 million people.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent from 6.8 in February and 7.2 percent a year earlier.

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons fell by 15 thousand to 2.543 million in April 2017. The adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent, the lowest level since German reunification in 1990.

Destatis | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
5/3/2017 8:08:29 AM



Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.90 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44000.00 43958.00 44000.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2568.61 2662.11 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -15.00 -29.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.70 6.30 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.80 15.70 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 103.60 104.00 105.70 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 111.34 111.17 111.34 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 705.95 691.92 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3745.00 3716.00 3745.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 108.50 108.50 173.40 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.10 1.80 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.50 8.84 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.18 81.20 82.54 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.30 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.30 75.00 75.30 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29974.90 29797.80 29974.90 26748.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 10794.80 10757.00 10794.80 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.30 61.20 61.30 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1428.30 1396.10 1428.30 1334.30 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1145.70 1141.00 1145.70 1062.40 EUR/Month [+]


Germany Unemployment Rate Notes

In Germany, 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 - Germany Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.90 3.90 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2017 percent Monthly
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