Euro Area Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2021 was 7.76%, a 0.06% decline from 2020.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.83%, a 0.29% increase from 2019.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.53%, a 0.64% decline from 2018.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.17%, a 0.88% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 9.96%
Euro Area 7.76%
Sub-Saharan Africa 7.66%
European Union 7.04%
OECD members 6.33%
World 6.18%
South Asia 5.79%
North America 5.70%
East Asia & Pacific 4.20%
Euro Area Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 7.76% -0.06%
2020 7.83% 0.29%
2019 7.53% -0.64%
2018 8.17% -0.88%
2017 9.05% -0.96%
2016 10.01% -0.83%
2015 10.84% -0.76%
2014 11.60% -0.33%
2013 11.93% 0.64%
2012 11.29% 1.18%
2011 10.11% 0.04%
2010 10.07% 0.53%
2009 9.54% 2.06%
2008 7.48% 0.05%
2007 7.43% -0.88%
2006 8.31% -0.71%
2005 9.02% -0.22%
2004 9.24% 0.29%
2003 8.95% 0.34%
2002 8.61% 0.26%
2001 8.35% -1.08%
2000 9.43% -1.01%
1999 10.44% -0.75%
1998 11.19% -0.48%
1997 11.67% 0.00%
1996 11.67% 0.23%
1995 11.44% -0.32%
1994 11.76% 1.09%
1993 10.68% 1.79%
1992 8.89% 0.64%
1991 8.25% 0.64%