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Unemployment rate1
New Länder and Berlin
Year, month Unemployment rate in % related to
total civilian labour force dependent
civilian
labour force
Total Male Female Juveniles of
under 20 years
of age
1 Beginning with reference month January 2009 unemployment ratios for the entire civilian workforce are published, replacing unemployment ratios based on the civilian workforce in dependent employment.

Source: Statistics of German Federal Employment Agency.
2017 Nov 7.0 7.4 6.6 6.6 7.8
Oct 7.0 7.4 6.6 6.8 7.8
Sep 7.1 7.5 6.8 7.2 7.9
Aug 7.4 7.7 7.0 8.5 8.2
Jul 7.4 7.7 7.0 7.9 8.2
Jun 7.3 7.7 6.8 6.4 8.1
May 7.4 7.9 6.9 6.3 8.3
Apr 7.7 8.3 7.1 7.3 8.6
Mar 8.2 8.9 7.4 7.7 9.1
Feb 8.6 9.4 7.7 7.9 9.6
Jan 8.7 9.4 7.8 7.8 9.7
2016 Dec 8.0 8.5 7.4 7.7 8.9
Nov 7.8 8.2 7.3 7.7 8.7
Oct 7.7 8.1 7.3 7.8 8.6
Sep 7.9 8.3 7.5 8.2 8.8
Aug 8.2 8.5 7.8 9.6 9.1
Jul 8.2 8.6 7.8 9.0 9.2
Jun 8.2 8.6 7.7 7.5 9.1
May 8.4 8.9 7.8 7.6 9.4
Apr 8.8 9.4 8.2 8.4 9.8
Mar 9.3 10.0 8.5 8.6 10.4
Feb 9.6 10.3 8.7 8.3 10.7
Jan 9.6 10.3 8.8 8.0 10.7
2015 Dec 8.8 9.2 8.3 7.5 9.8
Nov 8.5 8.8 8.2 7.4 9.5
Oct 8.6 8.8 8.3 7.5 9.6
Sep 8.7 8.9 8.5 7.9 9.7
Aug 9.0 9.1 8.8 9.6 10.0
Jul 9.0 9.2 8.7 8.3 10.0
Jun 8.8 9.2 8.4 7.1 9.9
May 9.1 9.5 8.6 7.1 10.2
Apr 9.5 9.9 9.0 7.8 10.6
Mar 9.9 10.5 9.1 8.0 11.1
Feb 10.2 11.0 9.4 7.8 11.5
Jan 10.3 11.0 9.6 7.6 11.6
2014 Dec 9.3 9.6 8.9 7.3 10.4
Nov 9.0 9.2 8.8 7.3 10.1
Oct 9.0 9.1 8.8 7.7 10.1
Sep 9.1 9.2 9.0 8.4 10.3
Aug 9.4 9.5 9.3 10.2 10.6
Jul 9.4 9.6 9.2 8.6 10.6
Jun 9.5 9.8 9.1 7.4 10.6
May 9.7 10.1 9.3 7.7 10.9
Apr 10.0 10.5 9.5 7.8 11.3
Mar 10.6 11.3 9.8 8.3 11.9
Feb 11.0 11.8 10.0 8.3 12.3
Jan 11.0 11.8 10.1 8.2 12.3
2013 Dec 9.9 10.3 9.5 7.9 11.1
Nov 9.6 9.8 9.3 7.9 10.8
Oct 9.5 9.6 9.3 8.1 10.7
Sep 9.6 9.7 9.4 8.8 10.8
Aug 9.9 10.0 9.8 10.3 11.1
Jul 9.9 10.1 9.7 9.2 11.1
Jun 9.9 10.2 9.5 7.7 11.1
May 10.3 10.7 9.8 7.8 11.5
Apr 10.8 11.6 10.0 7.7 12.1
Mar 11.3 12.2 10.2 7.9 12.6
Feb 11.5 12.5 10.4 7.8 12.9
Jan 11.5 12.4 10.5 7.6 12.8
2012 Dec 10.3 10.7 9.8 7.4 11.5
Nov 9.8 10.0 9.6 7.5 11.0
Oct 9.8 9.9 9.6 8.0 10.9
Sep 9.9 10.0 9.8 9.2 11.1
Aug 10.3 10.4 10.2 11.2 11.5
Jul 10.3 10.5 10.2 9.4 11.6
Jun 10.3 10.5 9.9 7.7 11.5
May 10.6 11.0 10.2 7.7 11.8
Apr 11.2 11.7 10.6 6.5 12.5
Mar 11.6 12.4 10.7 6.7 13.0
Feb 11.9 12.8 11.0 6.8 13.3
Jan 11.9 12.6 11.0 6.6 13.3
2011 Dec 10.6 10.9 10.3 6.3 11.8
Nov 10.2 10.3 10.1 6.3 11.4
Oct 10.2 10.3 10.2 6.7 11.4
Sep 10.4 10.5 10.4 7.6 11.6
Aug 10.9 10.9 10.9 9.9 12.2
Jul 11.0 11.1 10.9 8.7 12.3
Jun 10.9 11.2 10.7 6.3 12.2
May 11.3 11.6 10.9 6.4 12.6
Apr 11.8 12.2 11.2 5.3 13.1
Mar 12.4 13.1 11.5 5.4 13.8
Feb 12.7 13.7 11.7 5.6 14.2
Jan 12.7 13.7 11.7 5.4 14.2
2010 Dec 11.2 11.6 10.7 5.2 12.5
Nov 10.7 10.8 10.5 5.3 11.9
Oct 10.7 10.7 10.6 5.9 11.9
Sep 11.0 11.1 10.9 7.1 12.3
Aug 11.5 11.6 11.4 9.1 12.8
Jul 11.6 11.8 11.5 8.4 13.0
Jun 11.6 12.0 11.1 5.6 12.9
May 12.0 12.6 11.4 5.8 13.4
Apr 12.7 13.5 11.8 5.5 14.2
Mar 13.4 14.7 12.1 6.0 15.0
Feb 13.7 15.0 12.3 6.2 15.3
Jan 13.5 14.7 12.3 5.9 15.1
2009 Dec 12.1 12.7 11.5 5.9 13.5
Nov 11.8 12.1 11.4 6.1 13.2
Oct 11.8 12.1 11.5 6.7 13.2
Sep 12.3 12.5 11.9 8.6 13.7
Aug 12.7 13.0 12.5 10.8 14.2
Jul 12.9 13.2 12.5 9.1 14.4
Jun 12.9 13.3 12.3 6.2 14.4
May 13.2 13.8 12.6 6.3 14.8
Apr 13.9 14.6 13.1 6.1 15.5
Mar 14.1 15.0 13.2 6.4 15.8
Feb 14.1 14.9 13.2 6.5 15.7
Jan 13.8 14.4 13.2 6.3 15.5
2008 Dec 12.2 12.2 12.2 6.1 13.6
Nov 11.7 11.4 12.1 6.3 13.1
Oct 11.8 11.3 12.3 7.2 13.2
Sep 12.2 11.7 12.7 9.4 13.6
Aug 12.7 12.1 13.4 11.8 14.2
Jul 12.8 12.2 13.3 8.8 14.2
Jun 12.7 12.3 13.1 5.9 14.2
May 13.4 13.1 13.7 6.3 14.9
Apr 13.9 13.8 14.1 6.2 15.5
Mar 14.3 14.4 14.3 6.7 16.0
Feb 14.7 14.9 14.6 7.0 16.4
Jan 14.8 14.9 14.7 6.8 16.5
2007 Dec 13.6 13.2 14.1 6.9 15.2
Nov 13.4 12.7 14.1 7.3 14.9
Oct 13.6 12.8 14.4 8.4 15.1
Sep 14.0 13.2 14.9 11.2 15.6
Aug 14.6 13.8 15.6 13.6 16.3
Jul 14.7 13.9 15.5 9.3 16.3
Jun 14.6 14.0 15.3 6.7 16.3
May 15.2 14.7 15.7 7.0 16.9
Apr 15.9 15.6 16.3 - 17.7
Mar 16.5 16.4 16.6 - 18.4
Feb 16.9 16.9 16.9 - 18.8
Jan 16.9 16.8 17.1 - 18.8
2006 Dec 15.7 14.9 16.4 - 17.4
Nov 15.5 14.6 16.5 - 17.2
Oct 15.8 14.8 16.8 - 17.5
Sep 16.4 15.5 17.4 - 18.3
Aug 16.7 15.9 17.6 - 18.6
Jul 16.7 16.1 17.3 - 18.6
Jun 16.8 16.5 17.1 - 18.7
May 17.4 17.4 17.5 - 19.4
Apr 18.5 19.0 17.9 - 20.3
Mar 19.3 20.3 18.2 - 21.3
Feb 19.5 20.5 18.4 - 21.5
Jan 19.2 19.9 18.4 - 21.1
2005 Dec 17.3 17.2 17.3 - 19.0
Nov 16.9 16.5 17.3 - 18.6
Oct 16.9 16.6 17.4 - 18.7
Sep 17.5 17.2 17.9 - 19.3
Aug 18.1 17.9 18.4 - 20.0
Jul 18.6 18.5 18.7 - 20.4
Jun 18.5 18.7 18.4 - 20.4
May 19.0 19.3 18.6 - 20.7
Apr 19.8 20.4 19.2 - 21.6
Mar 20.7 21.7 19.5 - 22.6
Feb 20.8 21.7 19.8 - 22.8
Jan 20.5 21.2 19.8 - 22.4

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