Unemployment rate

The unemployment rate shows the share of unemployed persons in the economically active population, or the labour force.

The data are collected with the Labour Force Survey. An unemployed person is someone who does not work anywhere, but who is actively seeking work and is available to start work immediately (within two weeks), if he or she found work.

Unemployment rate 6.2 %
2021
Unemployment rate (quarters) 5.5 %
2022 Q1
Unemployment rate by region | 2012–2021
Unemployment rate of persons aged 15–74 by sex | 2007–2021
Unemployment rate of persons aged 15–74 | 2009 – 2021
Unit: %
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total 13.5 16.7 12.3 10.0 8.6 7.4 6.2 6.8 5.8 5.4 4.4 6.8 6.2

Unemployment rate by quarter | 4th quarter 2019 – 1st quarter 2022
Unit: %
4th quarter 2019 1st quarter 2020 2nd quarter 2020 3rd quarter 2020 4th quarter 2020 1st quarter 2021 2nd quarter 2021 3rd quarter 2021 4th quarter 2021 1st quarter 2022
Total 4.1 5.0 7.1 7.7 7.4 7.1 6.9 5.7 5.2 5.5