The harmonised unemployment rate in Germany edged down to 3.2 percent in November 2021 from 3.3 percent a month earlier. It was the latest rate since November 2019, as the number of unemployed declined by 0.9 percent to 1.39 million while employment was flat at 41.60 million. The number of persons in employment was still below the pre-crisis level. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was stable at 6.4 percent, its lowest since March 2020. source: Federal Statistical Office

Harmonised Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 7.01 percent from 1991 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in April of 2005 and a record low of 3.10 percent in May of 2019. This page includes a chart with historical data for Germany Harmonised Unemployment Rate. Germany Harmonised Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Harmonised Unemployment Rate in Germany is expected to be 3.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Harmonised Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.20 percent in 2023 and 3.00 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Harmonised Unemployment Rate


Germany Harmonised Unemployment Rate
In Germany, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 3.30 11.20 3.10 1991 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-30 07:00 AM Oct 3.3% 3.3% 3.4%
2022-01-04 07:00 AM Nov 3.2% 3.3% 3.3%
2022-02-01 07:00 AM Dec 3.2% 3.2%


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German Jobless Rate Falls to 2-Year Low
The harmonised unemployment rate in Germany edged down to 3.2 percent in November 2021 from 3.3 percent a month earlier. It was the latest rate since November 2019, as the number of unemployed declined by 0.9 percent to 1.39 million while employment was flat at 41.60 million. The number of persons in employment was still below the pre-crisis level. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was stable at 6.4 percent, its lowest since March 2020.
2022-01-04
German Jobless Rate Stays at 22-Month Low
The harmonised unemployment rate in Germany stood at 3.3 percent in October 2021, unchanged from a downwardly revised figure in the previous month, remaining the lowest since February 2019. The number of unemployed declined by 1.2 percent to 1.40 million while employment was flat at 41.62 million. The number of persons in employment was still below the pre-crisis level. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was stable at 6.5 percent, staying at its lowest since March 2020.
2021-11-30
German Jobless Rate Stays at 19-Month Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Germany stood at 3.4 percent in September 2021, unchanged from a downwardly revised figure in the previous month and the lowest since January 2020. The number of unemployed declined by 1.1 percent to 1.44 million and employment was down 0.1 percent to 41.36 million. Still, the number of persons in employment remained below the pre-crisis level. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, edged down to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in August.
2021-10-28