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Unemployment Rate

Unemployed persons as a share of the total active population

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Males 9.2 7.6 6.8 6.5 5.9 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.0 5.2 5.7 5.6
Females 6.3 5.8 5.3 5.2 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.9 4.9
Total 7.9 6.8 6.1 5.9 5.4 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.8 5.4 5.3
Source: Eurostat, Web: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu
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