Due to the economic impact of the measures to contain the corona pandemic (COVID-19), there were massive shifts in the labour market, which is why the unemployment figures shown on Similio may differ considerably from the actual current data.
On this page users will find an overview of the topic Unemployment in Austria. Below the map, users can see the highest and lowest values for Unemployment in Austria at the municipal level. By clicking on one of these municipalities, users can then go directly to the detailed view of the municipality and its neighbouring municipalities. In the category federal states users are directed to the respective federal state page of the topic Unemployment. Starting from the provincial page, users can then navigate further within Austria on the topic Unemployment on interactive maps. At the end of the page there is an overview of the other statistical themes on Similio with corresponding links.



Unemployment  in Austria

Unemployment: Description

The unemployment rate is basically the ratio of unemployed to employed persons. There are various international methods for calculating it, some of which can lead to considerable divergences. In this respect, the unemployment rate, as with all statistics in general, must always take into account the methods used for calculation. The Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS), which is responsible for this in Austria and is the first point of contact for unemployed persons, calculates the ratio of persons registered as unemployed to the so-called labour force potential. The labour force potential includes both employed and self-employed persons and the unemployed. Unemployment is essentially dependent on the economic strength of a state or region and on international economic growth. In addition to these factors, the personal skills and competences of the workforce are also essential for the development of unemployment. In Austria, for example, the AMS offers further education and training to better adapt the profile of job seekers to the skills required on the labour market. In this sense, even a very low single-digit unemployment rate is already referred to as full employment, since temporal differences between labour supply and demand mean that virtually never every job is filled and at the same time everyone is in employment. Unemployment is a serious challenge for those affected, not only from an economic point of view but also, and especially, from a personal point of view, because it considerably restricts social life. Unemployment is also unequally distributed geographically and also according to sectors. There are considerable disparities within Austria, for example between town and country and between east and west.

Similio offers numerous Unemployment comparisons with interactive maps. There is a separate map for each Austrian municipality. Further maps for Unemployment are available at the level of political districts, landscapes, regions and at the level of federal provinces.

Follow the federal state links to get to the interactive Unemployment maps for the federal states.