Unemployment rate across Member States in 2016

The economy

Between 2010 and 2016  the EU economy grew by 1.2%.  The countries where the economy grew most during this period were:

1. Ireland ( 7.8%)
2. Malta (5.6%)
3. Romania    (3.2%)
4. Lithuania (3.1%)
5. Luxembourg (3.0%)

Labour Market Participation

The percentage of the population aged 15 to 64 years in the EU that was economically active in 2016 was 57.7%.  

The five countries with the highest activity rates in 2016 were:

1. Sweden ( 72.1%)
2. Netherlands (64.1%)
3. Denmark (63.6%)
4. United Kingdom (62.8%)
5. Estonia (62.8%)

Employment

The employment rate in the EU in 2016 was 71.0%.  

The five countries with the highest employment rate in 2016 were:

1. Sweden ( 81.2%)
2. Germany (78.3%)
3. Denmark (77.4%)
4. United Kingdom (77.4%)
5. Netherlands (77.2%)

Unemployment

Unemployment in the EU in 2016 was 8.5%.  

The countries where unemployment was lowest in 2016 were:

1. Czech Republic (3.9%)
2. Germany (4.1%)
3. Malta (4.7%)
4. United Kingdom (4.9%)
5. Hungary (5.1%)

Activity rate across Member States in 2016

Part-time employment rate across Member States in 2016

Employment rate by age group 20-64 across Member States in 2016

Long-term unemployment rate across Member States in 2016

GDP growth across Member States in 2011-2016 (in %)