Denmark Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.66%, a 0.64% increase from 2019.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.02%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.13%, a 0.7% decline from 2017.
  • Denmark unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.83%, a 0.16% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Kuwait 6.79%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Denmark Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.66% 0.64%
2019 5.02% -0.11%
2018 5.13% -0.70%
2017 5.83% -0.16%
2016 5.99% -0.29%
2015 6.28% -0.65%
2014 6.93% -0.45%
2013 7.38% -0.42%
2012 7.80% 0.03%
2011 7.77% 0.02%
2010 7.75% 1.34%
2009 6.41% 2.73%
2008 3.68% -0.12%
2007 3.80% -0.10%
2006 3.90% -0.93%
2005 4.83% -0.37%
2004 5.20% -0.20%
2003 5.40% 1.13%
2002 4.27% 0.11%
2001 4.16% -0.32%
2000 4.48% -0.66%
1999 5.14% 0.10%
1998 5.04% -0.36%
1997 5.40% -1.44%
1996 6.84% -0.15%
1995 6.99% -1.05%
1994 8.04% -2.68%
1993 10.72% 1.69%
1992 9.03% -0.07%
1991 9.10% -0.07%