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 2018 was 15.49%, a 1.74% 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.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2015 was 22.06%, a 2.38% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Spain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 15.49% -1.74%
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%