Annual average unemployment figures for Germany from 1991 to 2016 (in millions)

This statistic shows the annual average unemployment figures for Germany from 1991 to 2016. As of April 2016, approximately 2.86 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.

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 Number of unemployed in millions
'91 2.6
'92 2.98
'93 3.42
'94 3.7
'95 3.61
'96 3.97
'97 4.38
'98 4.28
'99 4.1
'00 3.89
'01 3.85
'02 4.06
'03 4.38
'04 4.38
'05 4.86
'06 4.49
'07 3.76
'08 3.26
'09 3.41
'10 3.24
'11 2.98
'12 2.9
'13 2.95
'14 2.9
'15 2.79
'16* 2.86
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