Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment inched up to 5.7 percent in February 2021 from 5.6 percent in the previous month. This was the highest jobless rate since September 2016, as the number of unemployed increased by 4,543 to 478.4 thousand. Meanwhile, the jobless rate declined for men (5.6 percent vs 5.7 percent in January), while increased for women (5.8 percent vs 5.5 percent) increased. source: Institutul National de Statistica

Unemployment Rate in Romania averaged 6.25 percent from 2004 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 8.70 percent in January of 2004 and a record low of 3.60 percent in January of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Romania Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Romania Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Romania is expected to be 7.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Romania to stand at 6.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Romania Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.90 percent in 2022 and 4.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Romania Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.70 5.60 8.70 3.60 2004 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 07:00 AM Nov 5.1% 5.3% 5.4%
2021-02-02 02:40 AM Dec 4.9% 5.1% 5.6%
2021-03-10 07:00 AM Jan 5.6% 5.2% 5%
2021-04-06 06:00 AM Feb 5.7% 5.6% 5.8%
2021-04-30 06:00 AM Mar 5.7% 5.9%
2021-06-03 06:00 AM Apr
2021-07-02 06:00 AM May
2021-07-30 06:00 AM Jun


News Stream
Romania Jobless Rate Highest Since 2016
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment inched up to 5.7 percent in February 2021 from 5.6 percent in the previous month. This was the highest jobless rate since September 2016, as the number of unemployed increased by 4,543 to 478.4 thousand. Meanwhile, the jobless rate declined for men (5.6 percent vs 5.7 percent in January), while increased for women (5.8 percent vs 5.5 percent).
2021-04-06
Romanian Jobless Rate at 7-Month High of 5.6%
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment increased to 5.6 percent in January 2021 from an upwardly revised 5.2 percent in December 2020. This was the highest jobless rate since last June, as the number of unemployed increased by 6,143 to 473.8 thousand. Meanwhile, the jobless rate for both men (5.7 percent vs 5.3 percent in December) and women (5.5 percent vs 5.0 percent) increased.
2021-03-10
Romanian Jobless Rate Falls to 9-Month Low
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment dropped to 4.9 percent in November 2020 from 5.1 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest jobless rate since March, as the number of unemployed decreased by 12,000 to 450 thousand. Meanwhile, the jobless rate for both men (5.1 percent vs 5.3 percent in November) and women (4.6 percent vs 4.8 percent) decreased.
2021-02-02
Romanian Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1% in November
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment fell to 5.1 percent in November 2020 from 5.3 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed decreased by 15,000 to 462 thousand. Meanwhile, the jobless rate for both men (5.3 percent vs 5.5 percent in October) and women (4.8 percent vs 5.0 percent) declined.
2021-01-08

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