Germany Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2021 was 3.54%, a 0.28% decline from 2020.
  • Germany unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.81%, a 0.67% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Germany Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 3.54% -0.28%
2020 3.81% 0.67%
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% 0.22%
2008 7.52% -1.14%
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% 1.04%
1996 8.82% 0.66%
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%