Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonized unemployment stood at 4.4 percent in August 2020, unchanged from a month earlier. That was the highest jobless rate since February 2016, as the number of unemployed rose by 0.5 percent from the previous month to 1.96 million while employment was almost unchanged at 42.25 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was also flat at 4.3 percent in August.

Unemployment Rate in Germany averaged 5.52 percent from 1949 until 2020, 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. Germany Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: Federal Statistical Office

Unemployment Rate in Germany is expected to be 4.50 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 3.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.60 percent in 2021 and 3.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 4.40 11.50 0.40 1949 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-01 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Jul 4.4% 4.3% 4.3%
2020-09-01 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4%
2020-09-30 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Aug 4.4% 4.4% 4.6%
2020-09-30 07:55 AM Unemployment Rate Sep 6.3% 6.4% 6.4% 6.5%
2020-10-29 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Sep 4.4% 4.5%
2020-10-29 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Oct 6.3% 6.3% 6.5%
2020-12-01 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate Harmonised Oct
2020-12-01 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Nov


News Stream
German Jobless Rate Stays at Near 4-1/2-Year High
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonized unemployment stood at 4.4 percent in August 2020, unchanged from a month earlier. That was the highest jobless rate since February 2016, as the number of unemployed rose by 0.5 percent from the previous month to 1.96 million while employment was almost unchanged at 42.25 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was also flat at 4.3 percent in August.
2020-09-30
German Jobless Rate Highest in Near 4-1/2 Years
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonized unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent in July 2020 from an upwardly revised 4.3 percent a month earlier. This was the highest jobless rate since February 2016, as the number of unemployed rose by 1.6 percent from the previous month to 1.94 million while employment was unchanged at 42.35 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was 5.7 percent in July.
2020-09-01
German Jobless Rate Highest in 4 Years
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonized unemployment rate edged up to 4.2 percent in June 2020 from an upwardly revised 4.1 percent a month earlier. This was the highest jobless rate since July 2016, as the number of unemployed rose by 2.2 percent from the previous month to 1.86 million while employment fell 0.1 percent to 42.44 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was 5.6 percent in June.
2020-07-30
German Jobless Rate Highest in Over 3 Years
Germany's seasonally adjusted harmonized unemployment rate edged up to 3.9 percent in May 2020 from an upwardly revised 3.8 percent a month earlier. This was the highest jobless rate since March 2017, as the number of unemployed rose by 3 percent from the previous month to 1.73 million while employment fell 0.1 percent to 42.59 million. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, was unchanged at 5.4 percent in May.
2020-07-01

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.