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Euro Area Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
7.5 %
Forecast
7.5 %
Previous
7.6 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Nov 3, 2021
Time to Release
5 Days 20 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
12.1 %
Apr 2013
7.3 %
Nov 2007
9.5 %1995 - 2021Eurostat
In Euro Area, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Latest Updates

The Euro Area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 7.5 percent in August 2021, the lowest level since May 2020 and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed decreased by 261 thousand to 12.162 million, as the labor market continued to show signs of recovery. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, edged down to 16.4 percent in August, from 16.7 percent in the previous month. Amongst the largest Euro Area economies, the highest jobless rates were recorded in Spain (14.0 percent), Italy (9.3 percent) and France (8.0 percent), while the lowest rates were recorded in the Netherlands (3.2 percent) and Germany (3.6 percent).

Euro Area Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 30, 202109:15Eurozone Jobless Rate Hits 15-Month Low
Sep 1, 202109:07Euro Area Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%
Jul 30, 202109:09Eurozone Jobless Rate Falls More than Expected
Nov 29, 201910:17Eurozone Jobless Rate Falls to Over 11-Year Low
Oct 31, 201910:24Euro Area Jobless Rate Unchanged at Over 11-Year Low of 7.5%
Sep 30, 201909:40Eurozone Jobless Rate Falls to Over 11-Year Low
Aug 30, 201909:28Eurozone Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 11-Year Low

Euro Area labour Indicators

All Euro Area indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
0.7
Jun 2021
-0.2
Mar 2021
-3
Jun 2020
1
Sep 2020
%Quarterly1995 - 2021
Full Time Employment
116,145.4
Jun 2021
113,810.6
Mar 2021
107,485.6
Mar 2013
118,849
Sep 2008
ThousandQuarterly2000 - 2021
Long Term Unemployment Rate
3.2
Mar 2021
2.8
Sep 2020
2.3
Jun 2020
6.3
Mar 2014
%Quarterly1997 - 2021
Part Time Employment
30,912.9
Jun 2021
30,507.4
Mar 2021
19,769.2
Jun 2000
31,875.1
Jun 2019
ThousandQuarterly2000 - 2021
Productivity
104.4
Jun 2021
104.8
Mar 2021
82.6
Mar 1991
105.3
Sep 2018
pointsQuarterly1991 - 2021
Labor Force Participation Rate
73.6
Jun 2021
72.6
Mar 2021
55
Jun 2001
73.6
Jun 2021
%Quarterly2000 - 2021

Unemployment Rate across Europe

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Albania
12.1
Jun 2021
12.6
Mar 2021
11.6
Dec 2019
22.3
Dec 1993
%Quarterly1993 - 2021
Armenia
17
Mar 2021
16
Dec 2020
6.3
Dec 2008
21.9
Mar 2019
%Quarterly1998 - 2021
Austria
6.5
Sep 2021
6.9
Aug 2021
0.8
Aug 1974
12.8
Apr 2020
%Monthly1960 - 2021
Belarus
0.2
Dec 2020
0.2
Jul 2020
0.2
Mar 2020
4
Dec 1996
%Yearly1995 - 2020
Belgium
6.4
Aug 2021
5.9
Jul 2021
5.1
Aug 2020
11
Oct 1983
%Monthly1983 - 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
32.42
Aug 2021
32.54
Jul 2021
32.42
Jun 2021
46.1
Feb 2013
%Monthly2007 - 2021

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