Spain Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.67%, a 1.57% increase from 2019.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.10%, a 1.16% decline from 2018.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.26%, a 1.96% decline from 2017.
  • Spain unemployment rate for 2017 was 17.22%, a 2.42% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Portugal 7.20%
Croatia 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Spain Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 15.67% 1.57%
2019 14.10% -1.16%
2018 15.26% -1.96%
2017 17.22% -2.42%
2016 19.64% -2.42%
2015 22.06% -2.38%
2014 24.44% -1.65%
2013 26.09% 1.30%
2012 24.79% 3.40%
2011 21.39% 1.53%
2010 19.86% 2.00%
2009 17.86% 6.61%
2008 11.25% 3.02%
2007 8.23% -0.22%
2006 8.45% -0.70%
2005 9.15% -1.94%
2004 11.09% -0.19%
2003 11.28% 0.13%
2002 11.15% 0.80%
2001 10.35% -3.44%
2000 13.79% -1.69%
1999 15.48% -3.19%
1998 18.67% -2.03%
1997 20.70% -1.44%
1996 22.14% -0.54%
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%