Germany: Unemployment rate

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 Germany

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 3.5
 Reference February 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2007 - February 2024
 Average 4.77
 Min - Max 2.8 - 9.6
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from January 2007 to February 2024. The average value for Germany during that period was 4.77 percent with a minimum of 2.8 percent in October 2019 and a maximum of 9.6 percent in February 2007. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Germany - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Germany - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2007-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 44.37 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.14 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.72 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 3.22 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 6.00 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 61.63 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.71 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 56.45 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.02 2023 percent
 Self-employment 8.75 2022 percent
 Employment 42.89 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.00 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 112.60 Q3/2023 index points
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