Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in December 2019, unchanged from an upwardly revised figure in the previous month. The number of unemployed held steady at 1.39 million while employment rose 0.1 percent to 42.32 million. Compared with the same month last year, unemployment fell by 1.4 percent from 1.41 million, while the number of employed grew 1.1 percent from 41.87 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was also stable at 5.8 percent.

Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.54 percent from 1949 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11.50 percent in April of 1950 and a record low of 0.40 percent in March of 1966. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Federal Statistical Office

Unemployment Rate in Germany is expected to be 3.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Germany to stand at 3.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Germany Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 3.20 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-01-03 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Nov 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
2020-01-03 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Dec 5% 5% 5% 5%
2020-01-30 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Dec 3.2% 3.2% 3%
2020-01-30 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Jan 5% 5% 5% 5%
2020-02-28 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Jan 3.2% 3.2%
2020-02-28 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Feb 5% 5%
2020-03-31 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Feb
2020-03-31 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate Mar


News Stream
German Jobless Rate Unchanged at 3.2%
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in December 2019, unchanged from an upwardly revised figure in the previous month. The number of unemployed held steady at 1.39 million while employment rose 0.1 percent to 42.32 million. Compared with the same month last year, unemployment fell by 1.4 percent from 1.41 million, while the number of employed grew 1.1 percent from 41.87 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was also stable at 5.8 percent.
2020-01-30
German Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 39-Year Low in November
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate was unchanged for the sixth straight month at 3.1 percent in November 2019, the lowest in 39 years, as the number of unemployed held steady at 1.36 million and employment was unchanged at 42.16 million. Compared with the same month last year, unemployment fell by 4.2 percent from 1.42 million, while the number of employed rose by 0.7 percent from 41.87 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was also stable at 5.9 percent.
2020-01-03
German Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 39-Year Low
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate was unchanged for the sixth straight month at 3.1 percent in October 2019, the lowest in 39 years. The the number of unemployed rose while employment showed no growth.
2019-11-29
German Jobless Rate Flat at Four-Decade Low
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate stood at a 39-year low of 3.1 percent in September 2019, as the number of unemployed and employed was unchanged.
2019-10-30

Germany Unemployment Rate
In Germany, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.