The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany increased to a seven-month high of 5.3% in June of 2022 after staying at pre-pandemic levels of 5% for a third consecutive month in May. The increase was prompted by Ukrainian refugees registering with the labour office in search of work. Still, "the labor market as a whole continues to be stable,” Federal Labor Agency chief Detlef Scheele said. source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 6.03 percent from 1950 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 12.10 percent in March of 2005 and a record low of 0.40 percent in March of 1966. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Germany is expected to be 5.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.90 percent in 2023 and 4.70 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-31 07:55 AM May 5% 5% 5% 5%
2022-06-30 07:55 AM Jun 5.3% 5% 5% 5%
2022-07-29 07:55 AM Jul 5.3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.00 percent Jun 2022
Unemployment Change 133.00 -5.00 Thousand Jun 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.50 percent Apr 2022
Wages 4168.00 4130.00 EUR/Month Dec 2021
Minimum Wages 12.00 10.45 EUR/Hour Oct 2022
Wage Growth -1.40 0.00 percent Dec 2021
Population 83.17 83.02 Million Dec 2020

Germany Unemployment Rate
In Germany, the unemployment rate measures the registered unemployed as a percentage of the civilian labor force. The registered Unemployed as defined in the statistics collected by the Federal Employment Office and based on the register of persons out of work are all those persons who have reached the age of 15 but not yet the age of 65 who have no job or only a part-time job (at present less than 15 hours a week) and are looking for a job subject to compulsory insurance with a working time of no less than 15 hours a week. They must have registered at the appropriate job center and must not be certified as unfit for work.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.00 12.10 0.40 1950 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Germany Jobless Rate Rises to 5.3%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany increased to a seven-month high of 5.3% in June of 2022 after staying at pre-pandemic levels of 5% for a third consecutive month in May. The increase was prompted by Ukrainian refugees registering with the labour office in search of work. Still, "the labor market as a whole continues to be stable,” Federal Labor Agency chief Detlef Scheele said.
2022-06-30
Germany Jobless Rate Remains at 5%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany was at pre-pandemic levels of 5% for a third consecutive month in May of 2022, matching market forecasts. The number of unemployed people fell by 4,000 to 2.285 million and demand for new personnel increased, with 865,000 jobs registered in May in non-seasonally adjusted terms. "Employment continues to grow and the demand for new workers continues to move at a very high level," said the head of the labour office, Detlef Scheele.
2022-05-31
Germany Unemployment Rate Holds at 5%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany remained unchanged at pre-pandemic levels of 5% in April of 2022, the same as in March and in line with forecasts. “The arrival of spring and the easing of coronavirus measures is supporting the labor market’s continued recovery. However, the development is being slowed down by Russia’s war against Ukraine”, said Federal Labor Agency chief Detlef Scheele.
2022-05-03