Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.0 percent in November 2019, unchanged from the previous month, as the number of unemployed fell by 1.2 thousand to 366 thousand. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for men was unchanged (at 4.4 percent) while that for women edged up (3.5 percent vs 3.4 percent). Unemployment Rate in Romania averaged 6.35 percent from 2004 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8.70 percent in January of 2004 and a record low of 3.80 percent in June of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Romania is expected to be 3.80 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 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Romania Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Romania Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 4.00 8.70 3.80 2004 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-30 06:00 AM Aug 3.8% 3.9% 3.9%
2019-10-31 07:00 AM Sep 3.9% 3.8% 4%
2019-11-29 07:00 AM Oct 4% 4.1% 4%
2020-01-09 07:00 AM Nov 4% 4% 4%
2020-01-30 07:00 AM Dec 4% 4.1%


News Stream
2019-11-29
Romanian Jobless Rate Inches Lower to 4%
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 4.0 percent in October 2019 from the previous month's ten-month high of 4.1 percent, as the number of unemployed fell by 10 thousand to 365 thousand. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate eased for both men (4.4 percent vs 4.5 percent) and women (3.4 percent vs 3.5 percent).

2019-10-31
Romanian Jobless Rate Rises in September
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 3.9 percent in September 2019 from 3.8 percent in the previous month, with the number of unemployed increasing by 4 thousand to 347 thousand. The unemployment rate i for women ticked up (3.3 percent vs 3.2 percent), while that for men was unchanged (at 4.3 percent).

2019-09-30
Romanian Jobless Rate Ticks Down to 3.8% in August
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in August 2019 from 3.9 percent in the previous month, as the number of unemployed declined by 8.5 thousand to 343.1 thousand. The unemployment rate inched lower for both men (4.3 percent vs 4.4 percent) and women (3.2 percent vs 3.3 percent).

2019-08-30
Romanian Jobless Rate Inches Higher to 3.9% in July
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 3.9 percent in July 2019 from a downwardly revised 3.8 percent in the previous month, with the number of unemployed rising by 10.4 thousand to 351.6 thousand. The unemployment rate increased for men (4.4 percent vs 4.1 percent), while slipped for women (3.3 percent vs 3.4 percent).

2019-07-31
Romanian Jobless Rate Inches Higher to 4% in June
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 4.0 percent in June 2019 from 3.9 percent in the previous month, as the number of unemployed rose 1.4 thousand to 352.3 thousand. The unemployment rate ticked up for men (4.4 percent vs 4.3 percent), while slipped for women (3.3 percent vs 3.4 percent).

2019-07-01
Romanian Jobless Rate Inches Lower to 3.9% in May
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent in May 2019 from a three-month high of 4.0 percent in the previous month, as the number of unemployed fell 3.1 thousand to 350.9 thousand. The unemployment rate was steady for men (at 4.3 percent), while fell for women (3.4 percent from 3.5 percent).


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.

Romania Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.00 8.70 3.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4989.10 4984.30 8496.00 4095.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 259.40 258.70 1291.30 65.30 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.50 2.00 5.30 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.50 17.50 25.50 15.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.10 147.50 161.30 2.30 points [+]
Job Vacancies 1.11 1.11 2.14 0.50 percent [+]
Wages 5196.00 5090.00 5196.00 1.02 RON/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 4568.00 4376.00 4568.00 203.00 RON/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 446.02 407.45 446.02 24.53 EUR/Month [+]
Population 19.52 19.64 23.21 18.32 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.92 60.67 60.92 57.92 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 62.92 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.90 54.40 67.80 52.70 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 2160.00 2200.00 2200.00 2100.00 RON/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1300.00 1330.00 1330.00 1250.00 RON/Month [+]
Productivity 161.20 128.30 172.40 47.30 points [+]
Part Time Employment 556.10 496.90 1458.10 495.80 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 11.60 12.30 283.30 -1.90 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1430.00 1240.00 1430.00 1060.00 RON/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2880.00 2290.00 2880.00 1860.00 RON/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.10 3.30 -10.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 66.70 66.40 69.10 55.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 7965.70 7732.50 8640.40 7228.10 Thousand [+]