Germany Unemployment Rate  1949-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent in May of 2018, unchanged from the previous month's near 38-year low, as the number of unemployed declined further while employment showed no growth. Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.59 percent from 1949 until 2018, 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.

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German Jobless Rate Unchanged at Near 38-Year Low


German's seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent in May of 2018, unchanged from the previous month's near 38-year low, as the number of unemployed declined further while employment showed no growth.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed people declined by 0.7 percent to 1.48 million, while employment was virtually unchanged at 41.72 million.

Compared with May 2017, unemployment dropped by 9.8 percent from 1.64 million people and employment rose by 0.7 percent from 41.41 million.

Youth unemployment rate inched lower to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent in the preceding month. 

Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed fell by 15 thousand from the previous month to 2.342 million in June 2018, compared with market consensus of a 8 thousand drop. The unemployment rate came in at 5.2 percent in June, unchanged from the previous month and the lowest since German reunification in 1990.


Destatis l Rida | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/29/2018 9:58:10 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-27 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.4% 3.5% 3.5%
2018-05-30 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.4% 3.5% 3.4%
2018-06-29 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2018-07-31 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.4% 3.4%
2018-08-30 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.3%
2018-09-28 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised 3.3%


Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.40 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44684.00 44647.00 44684.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2275.79 2315.49 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -15.00 -11.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.50 1.50 6.30 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.20 15.90 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 104.60 102.80 105.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 113.11 113.00 113.11 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 660.50 668.22 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3809.00 3779.00 3809.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 113.20 112.30 177.00 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.10 0.50 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.84 8.84 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 61.00 61.70 61.70 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 10845.70 10992.70 10992.70 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.30 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.40 76.00 76.00 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29620.60 29742.30 30031.60 26748.40 Thousand [+]


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. 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. Germany Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.40 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2018 percent Monthly
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