Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment went down to 5.5 percent in May 2021 from 5.7 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest jobless rate since last December, as the number of unemployed dropped by 25,046 to 448.642. Meantime, the jobless rate decreased for both women (5.3 percent vs 5.4 percent in April) and men (5.6 percent vs 6.0 percent). source: Institutul National de Statistica

Unemployment Rate in Romania averaged 6.24 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 July of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Romania is expected to be 5.20 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 5.00 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
5.50 5.70 8.70 3.60 2004 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-06 06:00 AM Feb 5.7% 5.6% 5.8%
2021-04-30 02:30 AM Mar 5.5% 5.7% 5.9%
2021-06-01 12:30 AM Apr 5.7% 5.8% 5.6%
2021-07-01 06:00 AM May 5.5% 5.7% 5.6%
2021-07-30 06:00 AM Jun 5.5% 5.5%
2021-09-01 06:00 AM Jul
2021-10-01 06:00 AM Aug
2021-10-29 07:00 AM Sep


News Stream
Romanian Jobless Rate Drops to 5-Month Low
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment went down to 5.5 percent in May 2021 from 5.7 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest jobless rate since last December, as the number of unemployed dropped by 25,046 to 448.642. Meantime, the jobless rate decreased for both women (5.3 percent vs 5.4 percent in April) and men (5.6 percent vs 6.0 percent).
2021-07-01
Romanian Jobless Rate Edges Down to 4-Month Low
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment inched down to 5.7 percent in April 2021 from an upwardly revised 5.8 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest jobless rate since last December, as the number of unemployed dropped by 11,307 to 473.688. Meantime, the jobless rate decreased for both women (5.4 percent vs 5.5 percent in March) and men (6.0 percent vs 6.1 percent).
2021-06-01
Romanian Jobless Rate Falls to 3-Month Low
Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment went down to 5.5 percent in March 2021 from 5.7 percent in the previous month. This was the lowest jobless rate since last December, as the number of unemployed dropped by 14,441 to 463.9 thousand. Meantime, the jobless rate decreased for women (5.2 percent vs 5.8 percent in February), while increased for men (5.7 percent vs 5.6 percent).
2021-04-30
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

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.