The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany edged down further to 5.3 percent in November 2021, from 5.4 percent in the previous month and well below the 6.2 percent touched in the same month of 2020. The number of unemployed decreased by 34 thousand to 2.428 million, bringing the total jobless level to the lowest since March 2020. The highest rates were reported in Bremen (10.2 percent) and Berlin (9.2 percent) and the lowest rates in Bayern (3.1 percent) and Baden-Württem-berg (3.5 percent). source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 6.04 percent from 1950 until 2021, 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 December of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Germany is expected to be 5.40 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 5.20 percent in 2022 and 4.90 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-28 07:55 AM Oct 5.4% 5.5% 5.4% 5.5%
2021-11-30 08:55 AM Nov 5.3% 5.4% 5.3% 5.4%
2022-01-04 08:55 AM Dec 5.3% 5.4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.40 percent Nov/21
Unemployment Change -34.00 -40.00 Thousand Nov/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.50 6.50 percent Oct/21
Wages 4094.00 4010.00 EUR/Month Jun/21
Wage Growth 3.00 -2.00 percent Jun/21
Minimum Wages 9.50 9.35 EUR/Hour Jan/21
Population 83.17 83.02 Million Dec/20
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.