Spain Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.96%, a 1.3% decline from 2018.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.26%, a 1.97% decline from 2017.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.22%, a 2.41% decline from 2016.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2016 was 19.64%, a 2.42% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Spain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 13.96% -1.30%
2018 15.26% -1.97%
2017 17.22% -2.41%
2016 19.64% -2.42%
2015 22.06% -2.38%
2014 24.44% -1.65%
2013 26.09% 1.31%
2012 24.79% 3.40%
2011 21.39% 1.53%
2010 19.86% 2.00%
2009 17.86% 6.60%
2008 11.25% 3.02%
2007 8.23% -0.22%
2006 8.45% -0.69%
2005 9.15% -1.94%
2004 11.09% -0.19%
2003 11.28% 0.14%
2002 11.15% 0.80%
2001 10.35% -3.44%
2000 13.79% -1.69%
1999 15.48% -3.20%
1998 18.67% -2.02%
1997 20.70% -1.44%
1996 22.14% -0.53%
1995 22.68% -1.53%
1994 24.21% 2.05%
1993 22.16% 4.46%
1992 17.70% 1.77%
1991 15.93% 1.77%