The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany fell by 37 thousand to 2.776 million in December 2020, following a revised 40 thousand decrease in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 10 thousand increase. The jobless rate was unchanged at 6.1 percent, remaining below a five-year high of 6.4 percent hit in June. source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Unemployment Change in Germany averaged 0 Thousand from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 370 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 January of 2021.

Unemployment Change in Germany is expected to be -60.00 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 -40.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -40.00 Thousand in 2022 and 19.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-37.00 -40.00 370.00 -96.00 1992 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-30 07:55 AM Sep -8K -9K -8K -12K
2020-10-29 08:55 AM Oct -35K -10K -5K -4K
2020-12-01 08:55 AM Nov -39K -38K 8K 12K
2021-01-05 08:55 AM Dec -37K -40K 10K 15K
2021-01-29 08:55 AM Jan -37K -12K
2021-03-02 08:55 AM Feb
2021-03-31 07:55 AM Mar
2021-04-29 07:55 AM Apr


News Stream
German Jobless Unexpectedly Falls in December
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany fell by 37 thousand to 2.776 million in December 2020, following a revised 40 thousand decrease in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 10 thousand increase. The jobless rate was unchanged at 6.1 percent, remaining below a five-year high of 6.4 percent hit in June.
2021-01-05
German Registered Unemployment Falls
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany fell by 39 thousand to 2.817 in November of 2020, following an upwardly revised 38 thousand decrease in the previous month and against market expectations of an 8 thousand increase. The jobless rate edged down to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent in October, moving further away from a five-year high of 6.4 percent hit in June.
2020-12-01
German Registered Unemployment Falls More than Forecast
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany fell by 35 thousand to 2.863 million in October 2020, following a 10 thousand decrease in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 5 thousand decline. The jobless rate edged down to 6.2 percent from 6.3 percent in September, moving further away from a five-year high of 6.4 percent hit in June.
2020-10-29
German Registered Unemployment Falls
The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed people in Germany fell by 8 thousand in September of 2020, following a 9 thousand decrease in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The jobless rate edged down to 6.3 percent from 6.4 percent, which was the highest since August 2015.
2020-09-30

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