The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany rose by 69 thousand to 2.943 million in June 2020, easing from record high increases in the past two months and remaining below market expectations of a 120 thousand advance. The jobless rate climbed to 6.4 percent, the highest since August 2015.

Unemployment Change in Germany averaged 0.49 Thousand from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 372 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of -96 Thousand in May of 2006. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Unemployment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Unemployment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Unemployment Change in Germany is expected to be 51.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Change in Germany to stand at -20.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -40.00 Thousand in 2021 and 19.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
69.00 237.00 372.00 -96.00 1992 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-31 07:55 AM Mar 1K -8K 29K 34K
2020-04-30 07:55 AM Apr 373K 1K 76K 120K
2020-06-03 07:55 AM May 238K 372K 200K 250K
2020-07-01 07:55 AM Jun 69K 237K 120K 105K
2020-07-30 07:55 AM Jul 69K
2020-09-01 07:55 AM Aug
2020-09-30 07:55 AM Sep 51K
2020-10-29 08:55 AM Oct


News Stream
German Unemployment Rises Less than Forecast
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany rose by 69 thousand to 2.943 million in June 2020, easing from record high increases in the past two months and remaining below market expectations of a 120 thousand advance. The jobless rate climbed to 6.4 percent, the highest since August 2015.
2020-07-01
German Unemployment Rises Sharply in May
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany rose by 238 thousand to 2.875 million in May 2020, the third highest increase on record, after being up by a record 372 thousand in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 200 thousand. The jobless rate climbed to 6.3 percent, the highest since December 2015.
2020-06-03
German Unemployment Rises the Most on Record
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany jumped by 373 thousand to 2.639 million in April 2020, the biggest increase since comparable series began in 1992 and compared to market expectations of a 76 thousand rise. The jobless rate climbed to 5.8 percent, from a near 30-year low of 5.0 percent in the previous month.
2020-04-30
German Unemployment Rises Less than Forecast
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany increased by 1 thousand to 2.267 million in March 2020, following a revised 8 thousand drop in February and compared to market expectations of a 29 thousand jump. In unadjusted terms, unemployment fell by 60.2 thousand to 2.335 million. The jobless rate was unchanged at 5 percent, remaining close to the lowest since German reunification in 1990. The Federal Labour Office warned that these figures did not reflect the escalation of coronavirus crisis since only figures up to March 12th were included.
2020-03-31

Germany Unemployment Change
In German, unemployment change measures the absolut change in the number of unemployed people in the reporting month.