The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany increased by 8 thousand to 2.279 million in December of 2019. It follows a downwardly revised 14 thousand drop in November and compares with market expectations of a 2 thousand rise. It is the highest increase in unemployment in seven months. The jobless rate was unchanged at 5 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990. Unemployment Change in Germany averaged -1.47 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. source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Unemployment Change in Germany is expected to be 9.00 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 15.00 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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Germany Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 -14.00 264.00 -96.00 1992 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-30 07:55 AM Sep -10K 2K 5K 9K
2019-10-30 08:55 AM Oct 6K -9K 2K -15K
2019-11-29 08:55 AM Nov -16K 5K 5K 12K
2020-01-03 08:55 AM Dec 8K -14K 2K 3K
2020-01-30 08:55 AM Jan 8K


News Stream
2019-11-29
German Registered Unemployment Falls
Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed fell by 16 thousand from a month earlier to 2.266 million in November 2019, compared to market expectations of a 5 thousand increase. The jobless rate was unchanged at 5 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990.

2019-10-30
German Unemployment Rises More than Expected
Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed rose by 6 thousand from a month earlier to 2.287 million in October 2019, above market expectations of a 2 thousand increase. The jobless rate was unchanged at 5 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990.

2019-09-30
German Registered Unemployment Unexpectedly Falls
Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed dropped by 10 thousand from a month earlier to 2.276 million in September 2019, below market expectations of a 5 thousand gain and after increasing 2 thousand in the previous month. The jobless rate was unchanged at 5 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990.

2019-08-29
German Registered Unemployment Rises
Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed increased by 4 thousand from a month earlier to 2.289 million in August 2019, in line with market expectations, after rising by 1 thousand in the previous month. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990.

2019-07-31
German Unemployment Rises Less than Expected
Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed increased by 1 thousand from a month earlier to 2.283 million in July 2019, after being unchanged in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 2 thousand rise. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990.

2019-07-01
German Registered Unemployment Falls Less than Expected
Germany's seasonally adjusted number of unemployed decreased by 1 thousand from a month earlier to 2.281 million in June 2019, following a 60 thousand rise in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 3 thousand fall. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990.


Germany Unemployment Change
In German, unemployment change measures the absolut change in the number of unemployed people in the reporting month.

Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.10 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 45191.00 45153.00 45191.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2227.16 2180.00 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 8.00 -14.00 264.00 -96.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.20 6.30 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.90 5.90 15.90 5.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.96 108.22 116.69 78.67 points [+]
Productivity 97.30 97.10 105.70 17.00 points [+]
Job Vacancies 772.66 736.32 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3997.00 3932.00 3997.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.90 1.30 6.00 -2.70 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 101.00 100.90 165.00 7.70 points [+]
Minimum Wages 9.19 8.84 9.19 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 83.20 82.85 83.20 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.67 65.58 65.67 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.67 65.58 65.67 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.50 61.80 56.90 percent [+]
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 [+]
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 [+]
Part Time Employment 11230.10 11227.10 11230.10 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.10 0.90 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 77.00 76.50 77.00 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29916.60 29449.20 30031.60 26748.40 Thousand [+]