The jobless rate in Ukraine decreased to 8.3 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 9.1 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year. The number of unemployed fell by 144.5 thousand to 1,487.9 thousand and employment rose by 175.6 thousand to 16,531.6 thousand. Among genders, the unemployment rate was lower for woman (6 percent from 6.9 percent in Q2 2017) than for man (10.3 percent from 11 percent). Meanwhile, the employment rate advanced to 57.7 percent from 56.8 percent a year ago and the economic activity rate went up to 62.9 percent from 62.5 percent. In the first quarter of 2018, the jobless rate was higher at 9.7 percent. Unemployment Rate in Ukraine averaged 8.57 percent from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10.60 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 and a record low of 6.30 percent in the third quarter of 2013.

Unemployment Rate in Ukraine is expected to be 9.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Ukraine to stand at 8.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ukraine Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-22 03:45 PM Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.1% 9.5%
2018-03-27 12:15 PM Unemployment Rate 9.9% 8.9% 9.4%
2018-06-25 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.9% 10%
2018-09-24 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.3% 9.7% 9.6%
2018-12-26 02:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.3% 9.4%
2019-03-27 12:15 PM Unemployment Rate 9.4%
2019-06-25 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 8.4%


Ukraine Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.30 9.70 10.60 6.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 271.40 287.10 1234.00 10.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 9218.00 9042.00 9218.00 115.00 UAH/Month [+]
Wage Growth 24.95 23.00 44.89 -2.64 percent [+]
Population 42.41 42.59 51.87 42.41 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 58.50 58.00 58.50 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 61.90 65.30 61.20 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 6610.00 6110.00 6610.00 6110.00 UAH/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 4690.00 4420.00 4690.00 4210.00 UAH/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 3723.00 3200.00 3723.00 90.00 UAH/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 5720.00 4210.00 5720.00 3260.00 UAH/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3680.00 2740.00 3680.00 2060.00 UAH/Month [+]
Employed Persons 15836.30 16034.90 19465.90 15226.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 66.60 64.70 68.10 63.30 percent [+]


Ukraine Unemployment Rate

In Ukraine, 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 - Ukraine Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ukraine Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.30 9.70 10.60 6.30 2003 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
Brazil 11.70 Oct/18
Turkey 11.10 Aug/18
Italy 10.60 Oct/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.60 Nov/18
Indonesia 5.34 Sep/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
Russia 4.70 Oct/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
South Korea 3.80 Nov/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Nov/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.30 Oct/18
Mexico 3.20 Oct/18
Switzerland 2.50 Nov/18
Japan 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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