Euro Area Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2020 was 8.20%, a 0.65% increase from 2019.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2019 was 7.55%, a 0.63% decline from 2018.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2018 was 8.18%, a 0.88% decline from 2017.
  • Euro Area unemployment rate for 2017 was 9.06%, a 0.96% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Latin America & Caribbean 10.28%
North America 8.44%
Euro Area 8.20%
OECD members 7.38%
European Union 7.37%
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.63%
South Asia 6.63%
World 6.47%
East Asia & Pacific 4.34%
Euro Area Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 8.20% 0.65%
2019 7.55% -0.63%
2018 8.18% -0.88%
2017 9.06% -0.96%
2016 10.02% -0.81%
2015 10.84% -0.77%
2014 11.60% -0.32%
2013 11.93% 0.64%
2012 11.29% 1.18%
2011 10.11% 0.04%
2010 10.07% 0.53%
2009 9.54% 2.05%
2008 7.48% 0.05%
2007 7.44% -0.88%
2006 8.31% -0.71%
2005 9.02% -0.23%
2004 9.25% 0.29%
2003 8.96% 0.35%
2002 8.61% 0.27%
2001 8.35% -1.08%
2000 9.43% -1.01%
1999 10.44% -0.76%
1998 11.20% -0.46%
1997 11.66% -0.01%
1996 11.67% 0.23%
1995 11.44% -0.32%
1994 11.76% 1.08%
1993 10.68% 1.78%
1992 8.90% 0.61%
1991 8.29% 0.61%