Euro Area Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.20%, a 0.85% decline from 2017.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.05%, a 0.97% decline from 2016.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2016 was 10.02%, a 0.82% decline from 2015.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2015 was 10.83%, a 0.77% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Euro Area 8.20%
Latin America & Caribbean 8.06%
European Union 6.82%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.10%
OECD members 5.32%
World 4.95%
North America 4.15%
East Asia & Pacific 3.87%
South Asia 2.75%
Euro Area Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 8.20% -0.85%
2017 9.05% -0.97%
2016 10.02% -0.82%
2015 10.83% -0.77%
2014 11.60% -0.33%
2013 11.93% 0.64%
2012 11.29% 1.18%
2011 10.12% 0.07%
2010 10.04% 0.56%
2009 9.48% 2.05%
2008 7.43% 0.05%
2007 7.38% -0.87%
2006 8.25% -0.71%
2005 8.95% -0.29%
2004 9.24% 0.29%
2003 8.96% 0.34%
2002 8.61% 0.27%
2001 8.35% -1.08%
2000 9.42% -1.02%
1999 10.44% -0.76%
1998 11.20% -0.46%
1997 11.66% 0.00%
1996 11.67% 0.23%
1995 11.43% -0.32%
1994 11.76% 1.08%
1993 10.68% 1.79%
1992 8.89% 0.61%
1991 8.28% 0.61%