This statistic shows the annual average unemployment figures for Germany from 1991 to 2015. In 2015*, approximately 2.96 million people were registered as unemployed on average.
"Registered as unemployed" are those who are registered with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit or a similar association providing basic social care as "being out of a job (i.e. works less than 15 hours per week), looking for a job, available for the job market." This means that not every employable person in need is unemployed. Thus, persons who do not work are not automatically unemployed.