Germany Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.31%, a 1.17% increase from 2019.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.14%, a 0.24% decline from 2018.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.38%, a 0.37% decline from 2017.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.75%, a 0.37% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
Netherlands 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Germany Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.31% 1.17%
2019 3.14% -0.24%
2018 3.38% -0.37%
2017 3.75% -0.37%
2016 4.12% -0.50%
2015 4.62% -0.36%
2014 4.98% -0.25%
2013 5.23% -0.15%
2012 5.38% -0.44%
2011 5.82% -1.15%
2010 6.97% -0.77%
2009 7.74% 0.21%
2008 7.53% -1.13%
2007 8.66% -1.59%
2006 10.25% -0.92%
2005 11.17% 0.44%
2004 10.73% 0.95%
2003 9.78% 1.30%
2002 8.48% 0.71%
2001 7.77% -0.15%
2000 7.92% -0.94%
1999 8.86% -0.93%
1998 9.79% -0.07%
1997 9.86% 1.03%
1996 8.83% 0.67%
1995 8.16% -0.57%
1994 8.73% 1.05%
1993 7.68% 1.36%
1992 6.32% 1.00%
1991 5.32% 1.00%