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Euro Area Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Feb 2021
Actual
8.3 %
Forecast
8.4 %
Previous
8.1 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Apr 30, 2021
Time to Release
10 Days 21 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
12.1 %
Apr 2013
7.3 %
Nov 2007
9.53 %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 fell to 7.5 percent in October 2019 from an upwardly revised 7.6 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. It was the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2018, as the number of unemployed declined.

Euro Area Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
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
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

Euro Area labour Indicators

All Euro Area indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
0.3
Dec 2020
1
Sep 2020
-3
Jun 2020
1
Sep 2020
%Quarterly1995 - 2020
Full Time Employment
114,987
Dec 2020
115,242.1
Sep 2020
107,485.6
Mar 2013
118,849
Sep 2008
ThousandQuarterly2000 - 2020
Long Term Unemployment Rate
2.8
Sep 2020
2.3
Jun 2020
2.3
Jun 2020
6.3
Mar 2014
%Quarterly1997 - 2020
Part Time Employment
31,159.7
Dec 2020
30,819
Sep 2020
19,769.2
Jun 2000
31,875.1
Jun 2019
ThousandQuarterly2000 - 2020
Productivity
104.3
Dec 2020
103.2
Sep 2020
82.6
Mar 1991
105.3
Sep 2018
pointsQuarterly1991 - 2020
Labor Force Participation Rate
56.8
Sep 2020
55.6
Jun 2020
55
Jun 2001
57.6
Dec 2019
%Quarterly2000 - 2020

Unemployment Rate across Europe

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Albania
12.3
Dec 2020
11.6
Sep 2020
11.6
Dec 2019
22.3
Dec 1993
%Quarterly1993 - 2020
Armenia
16
Dec 2020
18.1
Sep 2020
6.3
Dec 2008
21.9
Mar 2019
%Quarterly1998 - 2020
Austria
9.4
Mar 2021
10.7
Feb 2021
0.8
Aug 1974
12.8
Apr 2020
%Monthly1960 - 2021
Belarus
0.2
Jul 2020
0.2
Mar 2020
0.2
Mar 2020
4
Dec 1996
%Yearly1995 - 2020
Belgium
5.7
Feb 2021
5.6
Jan 2021
5.1
Aug 2020
11
Oct 1983
%Monthly1983 - 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
33.89
Jan 2021
33.69
Dec 2020
32.57
Nov 2019
46.1
Feb 2013
%Monthly2007 - 2021

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