Euro Area Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Sep 2019
Actual
7.5 %
Forecast
7.5 %
Previous
7.5 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Nov 29, 2019
Time to Release
16 Days 18 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
12.1 %
Jul 2013
7.3 %
Nov 2007
9.63 %1995 - 2019Eurostat
In Euro Area, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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The Euro Area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate stood at 7.5 percent in September 2019, unchanged from the previous month and slightly above market expectations of 7.4 percent. Still, this is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2008.

Euro Area Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
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
Jul 31, 201909:23Eurozone Jobless Rate Falls to 11-Year Low
Jul 1, 201909:18Eurozone Jobless Rate Drops to Near 11-Year Low
Jun 4, 201909:12Eurozone Jobless Rate Drops to 10-1/2-Year Low
Apr 30, 201909:18Euro Area Jobless Rate Falls to 10-1/2-Year Low

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
0.2
Jun 2019
0.4
Mar 2019
-0.7
Jun 2009
0.7
Mar 2000
%Quarterly1995 - 2019
Full Time Employment
116,318.8
Jun 2019
115,278.5
Mar 2019
107,485.6
Mar 2013
118,849
Sep 2008
ThousandQuarterly2000 - 2019
Long Term Unemployment Rate
3.3
Jun 2019
3.5
Mar 2019
2.7
Sep 2008
6.3
Mar 2014
%Quarterly1997 - 2019
Part Time Employment
31,875.1
Jun 2019
31,595
Mar 2019
19,769.2
Jun 2000
31,875.1
Jun 2019
ThousandQuarterly2000 - 2019
Productivity
105.2
Jun 2019
105.1
Mar 2019
82.6
Mar 1991
105.3
Sep 2018
Index PointsQuarterly1991 - 2019
Labor Force Participation Rate
57.3
Jun 2019
57.1
Mar 2019
55
Jun 2001
57.4
Dec 2018
%Quarterly2000 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across Europe

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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Albania
12
Jun 2019
12.6
Mar 2019
12
Jun 2019
22.3
Dec 1993
%Quarterly1993 - 2019
Armenia
17.7
Jun 2019
21.9
Mar 2019
6.3
Dec 2008
21.9
Mar 2019
%Quarterly1998 - 2019
Austria
7
Oct 2019
6.7
Sep 2019
0.8
Aug 1974
10.9
Jan 2016
%Monthly1960 - 2019
Belarus
0.3
Sep 2019
0.3
Aug 2019
0.3
Dec 2018
4
Dec 1996
%Monthly1995 - 2019
Belgium
5.6
Sep 2019
5.5
Aug 2019
5.5
Feb 2019
11
Oct 1983
%Monthly1983 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina
33.25
Aug 2019
33.13
Jul 2019
32.9
May 2019
46.1
Feb 2013
%Monthly2007 - 2019
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