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

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Number of unemployed in millions

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This statistic shows the annual average unemployment figures for Germany from 1991 to 2016. As of July 2016, approximately 2.77 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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Release date
July 2016
Survey time period
1991 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* The figure for 2016 refers to the average number for the months from January to April.

The data for1995 to 2012 were taken from previous publications by the Bundesagentur für Arbeit.
Figures were rounded for a better understanding of the statistic.

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