Germany Unemployment Rate  1949-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent in February of 2018, the same as a downwardly revised figure in the previous month. It remained the lowest jobless rate since September 1980. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.60 percent from 1949 until 2018, 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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German Jobless Rate Unchanged at 37-Year Low


Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent in February 2018, the same as a downwardly revised figure in the previous month. It remained the lowest jobless rate since September 1980.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed people declined by 0.7 percent to 1.51 million from 1.52 million, while employment was almost unchanged at 41.61 million.

Compared with February 2017, unemployment dropped by 10.1 percent from 1.68 million people and employment rose by 0.8 percent from 41.29 million.

Youth unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent in February from 6.3 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest rate since April 1992.

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed fell by 19 thousand from the previous month to 2.373 million in March 2018. The adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent from 5.4 percent in February, hitting the lowest level since German reunification in 1990.


Destatis l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/29/2018 8:00:54 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-31 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
2018-02-28 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2018-03-29 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.5% 3.5% 3.6%
2018-04-27 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.5% 3.5%
2018-05-30 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.4%
2018-06-29 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.4%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44589.00 44543.00 44589.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2458.11 2545.94 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -19.00 -23.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.50 1.50 6.30 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.20 6.30 15.90 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 103.10 104.90 105.80 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 113.00 112.39 113.00 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 768.06 844.52 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3809.00 3779.00 3809.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.80 110.70 177.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.70 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.84 8.84 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.80 82.18 82.80 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 61.70 61.50 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 10992.70 10830.50 10992.70 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.40 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 76.00 75.60 76.00 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29742.30 30031.60 30031.60 26748.40 Thousand [+]


Germany Unemployment Rate

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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.50 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Japan 2.50 Feb/18


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