Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed increased by 60 thousand from a month earlier to 2.279 million in May 2019, following a 12 thousand decline in the previous month and well above market expectations of an 8 thousand fall. It was the first rise in registered unemployment since June 2017 and the largest in a decade. The unemployment rate went up to 5 percent in May from 4.9 percent in April. Unemployment Change in Germany averaged -1.50 Thousand from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 264 Thousand in January of 2005 and a record low of -96 Thousand in May of 2006.

Unemployment Change in Germany is expected to be 15.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Change in Germany to stand at 9.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Change is projected to trend around 19.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-01 08:55 AM Unemployment Change -21K -4K -5K -4K
2019-03-29 08:55 AM Unemployment Change -7K -20K -10K -11K
2019-04-30 07:55 AM Unemployment Change -12K -7K -5K -12K
2019-05-29 07:55 AM Unemployment Change 60K -12K -8K -7K
2019-07-01 07:55 AM Unemployment Change 60K -8K 15K
2019-07-31 07:55 AM Unemployment Change
2019-08-29 07:55 AM Unemployment Change


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.20 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 45108.00 45074.00 45108.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2235.97 2228.88 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 60.00 -12.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.30 1.40 6.30 1.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.30 15.90 5.30 percent [+]
Productivity 99.00 99.70 105.90 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.69 115.73 116.69 78.67 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 791.69 795.55 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3938.00 3899.00 3938.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 115.20 115.10 186.40 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.40 1.50 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 9.19 8.84 9.19 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.85 82.52 82.85 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.58 65.50 65.58 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.58 65.50 65.58 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 61.50 61.80 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1990.00 1960.00 1990.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1240.00 1210.00 1240.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2050.00 2100.00 2100.00 1950.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3550.00 3550.00 3550.00 3400.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 10915.80 10920.00 10992.70 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 76.50 76.30 76.50 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29985.00 29971.90 30031.60 26748.40 Thousand [+]


Germany Unemployment Change

In German, unemployment change measures the absolut change in the number of unemployed people in the reporting month. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Unemployment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Unemployment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.00 -12.00 264.00 -97.00 1992 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Germany 60.00 May/19
Spain -84.10 May/19


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