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

German seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in August 2017 from 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since September 1980, as the number of unemployed declined further. A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 4.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.62 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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German Jobless Rate Drops to New 37-Year Low


German seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in August 2017 from 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since September 1980, as the number of unemployed declined further. A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 4.2 percent.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons fell 1.3 percent to 1.57 million from 1.59 million, while employment edged up 0.2 percent to 41.51 million people from 41.43 million.

Compared with August 2016, unemployment dropped 11.8 percent from 1.78 million people while employment rose 0.9 percent from 41.13 million people.

Youth unemployment rate came in at 6.4 percent, unchanged from the previous month and compared with 7 percent a year earlier. 

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons fell by 23 thousand to 2.506 million in September 2017. The adjusted unemployment rate was declined to 5.6 percent, the lowest level since German reunification in 1990.

Destatis | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/29/2017 8:12:07 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-31 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.7% 3.8% 3.8%
2017-08-31 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate 5.7% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7%
2017-09-29 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.6% 3.7% 3.7%
2017-11-02 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.6% 3.6%
2017-11-02 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.6%
2017-11-30 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.6%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.70 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44281.00 44206.00 44281.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2448.91 2544.85 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -23.00 -6.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 1.60 6.30 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.40 15.90 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 106.40 105.00 106.40 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 111.97 111.34 111.97 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 683.67 731.76 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3745.00 3716.00 3745.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 160.90 110.00 173.40 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.20 0.60 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.50 8.84 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.80 82.18 82.80 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 0.30 0.50 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.80 74.60 75.30 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29310.80 29792.00 29792.00 26748.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 10849.50 10729.20 10849.50 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.80 61.30 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

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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.70 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2017 percent Monthly
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